Now that peak winter season has arrived, jackets are just those foundation pieces that you can’t do without. Not only do they keep you warm and prepare you for unpredictable weather, but are also a great way to top off a ’gram-worthy winter outfit. Ahead, we inspire you with 5 ways to style this seasonal staple with a little help from our favorite street style savants so you can embrace that ‘new year, new me’ sartorial spirit.
1. Make it pop
Give your jacket the love it deserves by letting it steal the spotlight of your entire look. An easy way to achieve this is by keeping the rest of your outfit monochrome or minimal in a single color scheme of varying shades. However, in order for your jacket to shine, it has got to be a strong piece and not just some humdrum pullover. Look for technical hints like punctuated buttons or pleated pockets, metal zippers or quilting, a hoodie or an interesting collar — its small details like these that set the stylish jackets apart from the crowd.
2. Play with length
Aiming for lengthy model-esque proportions? Then look no further than a long coat. An unbuttoned long coat can give you the illusion of height even without the need for heels. All you have to do is make sure that your outfit underneath the coat is streamlined for added length. Think high-waisted bottoms, a bodysuit or a snug fit cardigan that’s tucked in. Feel free to throw in some platform boots for good measure.
3. Be bold in all black
When styled to perfection, a head-to-toe black look can be the epitome of style. Consider putting the dark ensemble together by mixing and matching varying fabric textures like leather and knitwear or satin and woollens.
Men can achieve the same textural mix by teaming jersey knits with denim or leather.
4. Coordinate your look
What’s better than a cool jacket? A jacket and bottom look that’s coordinated to perfection. The resulting look has a distinctive French girl aesthetic to it that can be restyled in multiple ways all through the season. All you need is a cropped winter jacket and a matching skirt or pants to go with a snug top.
5. Go back to school
Prep school attire is having a moment right now and it couldn’t have come in at a more season-appropriate time. Just take a page out of the Gossip Girl style handbook and pull out a preppy plaid coat to team with your pleated skirt, tights and shirt. Go on and add a headband for a touch of drama.
Myna Coat (P.S. It's reversible!)
Published by: Vibhuti Vazirani/ 2022-01-03