This season, when it comes to wardrobe heroines that make a statement, outerwear is doing all the talking. More than ever before, the jackets and coats we layer-up in are the key pieces that can transform an ensemble from subtle and simple to bold and beautiful. AW15 collections have seen long-loved, classic styles given new verve with bolder silhouettes and fresh new colour palettes. Explore our guide to the key outerwear styles to master as the cool season sets in.
The Perfect Parka
The epitome of laid-back cool and a true season-to-season hero, the perfect parka jacket will see you effortlessly master both transeasonal style and those cold, crisp winter days. The parka’s versatility lends itself perfectly to endless layering options; we love to pair ours with an oversized blanket scarf and heeled ankle boots for off-duty looks.
The Textural Trend
A reimagining of seventies chic, suede and suedette jackets have fast become a must-wear wardrobe staple, bringing these once classic pieces firmly into the now. Teamed with a faux-fur collar, you’ll be set to master two of AW15’s key trends with just one statement jacket and bring a fresh identity to any ensemble.
The Leather Biker
Who couldn’t love the leather biker jacket? A hero of simplicity, adding an edge to fuss-free looks and after-dark ensembles alike, the leather jacket receives a contemporary update this year. Embrace an array of colour options, from cool neutrals to rich burgundy and deep bottle green, and the covetable new shapes of the season. Our favourite, is the chic waterfall neckline which adds a flawlessly feminine touch.
The Faux Fur Feel
The allure of textural trend reaches new heights with full faux-fur coats. Effortlessly contemporary, whilst channelling old-world glamour, pair yours with a sleek black tote bag and fuss-free separates for a play on contrasts. For a bolder take, opt for animal print pieces to bring a playful spin to your look.