The weather is starting to get nippy and we can’t bear the idea of starting a whole new season in last year’s coats. Yes, it’s time for a outerwear makeover.
In New York, fashionable outerwear is more important than perhaps anywhere else. You can essentially wear the same outfit every day and nobody will know because we are always in coats and jackets. New York Winters can be brutal.
Before we get ahead of ourselves we need to spruce up our Fall style. We’ve found that Nordstrom has one of the best selections of outerwear and includes almost every style and price point you can desire.
The most important item for Fall is always a leather Moto jacket. You only need one and if you buy the right one you can wear it for decades. This Saint Laurent version ($4890) is classic and perfect in cut and style. We’ve also been stalking the Rick Owens biker jackets ($3295). The funnel collar is dark and sexy and the body fits like a glove. Over here is a Proenza jacket ($2950) that has the look of a biker style but is made of a fantastic stretch wool.
If you’re looking for something a little more demure, we love a cashmere coat. Here is a version from Acne ($1150) that is a rose petal pink, which looks fantastic against the burned colors of Fall. We love this heather grey Armani double face cashmere wrap coat ($3795). It’s so soft that you’ll never want to take it off. Here is a Ted Baker style ($575) that is much less expensive but offers a similar look.
Once we get into the holiday season, it’s time to bulk it up to keep warm. On the coldest of days, we go for a puffer. Moncler is always a classic choice for a puffer. This season, we suggest going with a bright color. We love this 80s throwback ($1590) in bright red and this velvet puffer ($1295) hits so many trends that it’s very hard to resist adding an extra jacket to existing repertoire. We also love this less expensive option from Hyein Seo ($650) it has all the styling and warmth of the expensive brands for a fraction of the price.
The dressed-up puffer counterpart is a shearling. Marques’Almeida’s version ($3145) is both swanky, warm and stylish. Here is a option from Sandy Ling ($2250) that is business in the front and party in the back. (Let’s call it the mullet of coats.)