Have you ever owned a coat so beautiful, you were reluctant to take it off once you’d gone inside? Us too, so we decided to find several ways to properly celebrate this year’s best outerwear. From a floor-length duster to a pastel fluffy jacket, winter’s most showstopping toppers deserve to be worn often and well. We styled a selection of the season’s best in a variety of ways. Click through for inspiring ideas sure to shake up your cold-weather wardrobe.
Photography: Andrew Stiles Styling: Rachel Zoe Studio Hair: Julie Figueroa Makeup: Alexis Swain Model: Amelia Thomas Fashion Editor: Nicky Deam Editorial Director: Sari Anne Tuschman
Get on board with the mod trend by choosing a cropped, printed ski jacket. Play up the retro vibe by teaming it with an A-line skirt and patent boots. Pictured Jacket: Prada
For a more casual spin, balance the bold print with wide-leg jeans and serious pumps.
Glamorous, fluffy jackets shouldn't be saved for evening. Pair a baby-blue style with a louche sweater and faded denim for a great off-duty look.
Channel Edie Sedgwick in a sequin minidress and fluffy jacket, just keep them in the same color palette so the look stays luxe. Pictured: Aquazurra Heels
We love a furry vest to keep us toasty (and make a serious style statement). Wear under an oversized parka to add a dose of glamour to an otherwise classically rustic ensemble. Pictured: Denis Basso Vest
Allow a furry vest to take center stage by layering it over your leather jacket for an effortlessly chic, cool-girl look. Pictured: Dennis Basso Fur Vest Elder Statesman Cashmere Skirt LAMB Burgundy Leather Jacket
A printed or embellished duster coat is an unexpected choice for day. Bring it into casual territory by layering a denim jacket underneath as a shirt.
Up the ante for evening by belting your duster as a dress. Add vixen heels, a studded clutch and teardrop earrings. A shiny ponytail and blood-red pout complete the look.
Play up this collegiate style with a nubby knit scarf, grey jeans and metallic sneakers.
Juxtapose the striped menswear-inspired coat with a glam evening gown in red satin and prepare to turn heads when you arrive at your black-tie affair. Pictured: Michael Kors Slip Dress