Fill Your Closet with the Seasons’s Poshest Jackets and Coats
With the transition from summer to fall, you may find yourself on the hunt for a new jacket or two. When the raucous adventures of the midyear vacay start to cool down and autumnal responsibility is calling, some new additions to your closet are definitely in order. Depending on your mood and most certainly upon the occasion, different jackets work better than others. There are some exciting new trends with fall top layers this year and we’ve got them all for you.
Everyone needs a good raincoat. A step beyond a simple model, the Vince Camuto Camo Parka is lightweight and shields you from the wet. The dark charcoal and grey camouflage pattern adds a bit of fun while the piece’s amenities, such as the zip-detachable hood, a convertible collar, concealed zip closure, and a front snap placket will allow for longtime wearability.
For something simpler, Marc’s New York Teri Rain Jacket, which comes in both a dusty pink or in a delicate gray, can be paired with a wider variety of separates. The translucent water-resistant fabric has a slight shimmer with a futuristic, edgy air. And guess what? That stellar combo you’ve got on underneath will still be visible, so while the jacket serves to keep you dry, it also provides a sneak peek at your autumn wardrobe.
Marc New York Teri Rain Jacket, $128
Now if you’re looking for more of an edge on your transition into the fall, why not opt for the biker look? Everyone LOVES a leather jacket and Zara’s Leather Biker Jacket with Open Lapels is a great way to add some strength to your autumn. While not the typical black leather variety, this stunner is a warm suede with a fluffy shearling interior. The lapels are wide and can be worn open and loose or closed tightly with the asymmetrical side zip up the front. There’s also a sexy belt to cinch you at the bottom and matching buckled cuffs at the wrists.
For that classic biker image though, Zara also has a Long Biker Jacket with Collar Detail. Wear this gorgeous jacket with a great pair of jeans (go for broke with some scuffing at the knees). The extras on this one are classic for the Spanish clothier, such as a lapel collar with a silver buckle, which when worn closed ratchets the drama on your look way up.
Track jackets don’t necessarily have to be relegated to the hours you spend working out. Of course, they do come in quite handy for that too and whether you’re training for the NYC Marathon or if you’re just heading to a yoga class, a great piece of active outerwear can be mighty handy. Adidas Originals Jardim Printed Track Jacket is possibly a bit out of the box for what you might think of for a track jacket, but don’t be hasty in passing it by. Maintaining the iconic cut of a traditional version of these kinds of zip-ups, the intricate mosaic-like print sets it far apart. Produced in collaboration with the Brazilian label, The FARM Company, it features a series of delicate mandala and oral motifs that meet up on the big Trefoil logo at the back.
Perhaps a bit more traditional in its design, Tory Sport Prism Stripe Track Jacket is an homage to late 1970’s athletic cool. The multicolor stripes down the arms and the at-knit rib collar, cu s and waist are everything you’d want out of a vintage piece with all of the cutting-edge air of modern construction. The cut is slimming around the middle, allowing you to showcase the smallest part of you.
KIMONOS & DUSTERS
For those times when you’re hankering to let loose your bohemian side, you might want to look at the growing trend of donning kimonos and dusters. The Kooples Fringe-Trimmed Silk Kimono has a certain Stevie Nicks quality, from the otherworldly paisley print to the billowy sheer silk body. The thick black banded trim is outfitted with gorgeous beaded fringe that will set your autumn alight.
Conversely, the rose-colored Alice and Olivia Velvet Duster Coat is more of a heavy top layer. It’s a long, silk-blend piece that can either serve to envelop you in a comfy dreamland or can be the finishing touch on a dramatic ensemble for a plugged-in evening out. The collarless design and open front silhouette, as well as the shirred shoulder detailing, can lend this jacket to a variety of looks.
Alice and Olivia Velvet Duster Coat, $495