5 Belted Coats & Other Pieces From Acne Studios' New Collection That’ll Elevate Your Winter Outerwear
Outerwear is one of those clothing categories where it's imperative to find the balance between fashion and function. You want your outermost layer to look good, because that's what everyone's going to see. But you also need to stay warm, because there's nothing worse than a cold commute. One of the chicest ways to keep the chill at bay? Polished and professional-looking belted coats that elevate every outfit (and protect you from the elements).
Search no further for the sleek style than Acne Studios' latest outwear release, which boasts multiple silhouettes featuring a belt at the waist. The Stockholm-based label launched its Fall/Winter 2018 collection of coats online and in store on Oct. 11, and it's everything you'd expect. Every piece features the brand's attention to detail and knack for tailoring, as evidenced by each coat's distinct design and unique features – from super-sized pockets to well-defined lapels.
Adding to their appeal is the array of colors and textures to choose from. Since plaid is having a major moment this season, consider Acne Studios' Checked Coat, which is $2,200. It's fashioned in a neutral plaid of white and gray or camel and chocolate, with classic front-button closure and an elegant belted waist. The long coat drops well below the knees, and the alpaca, mohair, and wool blend is pretty much guaranteed to keep you warm – it's an investment piece you can really count on.
Checked Coat in Camel/Brown
Also available in an elegant off-white colorway, this checked coat will elevate any winter look with its belted waist and clean lines.
For a slightly more daring but equally elevated appearance, opt for the label's Wool Blend Coat in rust orange. The richly hued outer layer is even more eye-catching thanks to its double breasted buttons, oversized lapels, and almost floor-grazing length. The $1,700 style suggests a menswear vibe, but receives a feminine flair with a wide belt right at the natural waist. Wear it over wide leg trousers and a patterned silk blouse for a modern look.
Love the look of puffer jackets, but fear your form gets lost beneath the layer of down? Acne Studios updated the ski slope style to be streetwear worthy with its Down-Filled Coat, in a wear-with-everything shade of olive green. The $1,200 coat is equal parts utilitarian and feminine, thanks to the cool exposed zipper, wind-proof standing collar, and, naturally, a drawstring that cinches the waist for a belted effect. Easily style this topper with jeans and stompy boots, or wear over a body-skimming knit maxi dress for an unexpected take.
The options for elevated outerwear don't stop there. Acne Studios turned out plenty of other polished coats that give winter dressing a much-desired dose of style. Browse some of the best cold weather coverings below, and come winter you'll actually be looking forward to that unavoidable drop in temperature.
Checked Coat in White and Grey
The neutral colors of this checked wool coat lend versatility, while the belted waist and flared hem add elegance and femininity to everything from office attire to structured denim.
Wool Blend Coat in Rust Orange
Deep rust orange makes this Italian wool coat look super-luxe and of-the-moment. Oversized lapels and double-breasted buttons lend a tailored menswear vibe. The length is just shy of the floor so you can walk wintry city streets without fear of catching cold.
Belted Coat Grey Melange
With its cool gray hue, this belted option will pair easily with any of your winter looks. Wear it unbelted for an effortless, laid-back outfit, or belt it over a midi dress for a dressier take on the coat.
Corduroy Coat in Fuchsia Pink
Oversized corduroy and snap closures give this coat a fun '70s vibe. The bright shade of fuchsia is an unexpected pop amongst run-of-the-mill black and gray outerwear, providing a cool, fashion-forward vibe to every ensemble.
Down Filled Coat in Olive Green
The drawstring at the waist of this on-trend puffer jacket give it a distinctly feminine appearance. Olive green can be considered a neutral, so wear the coat with everything from navy work separates to a bold jewel-toned dress. It also comes in black if you prefer a more classic color.
Faux Fur Coat in Saffron Orange
Between the vintage-inspired pattern of the faux fur, the epaulettes, and the highly tailored silhouette, this coat is a total statement piece. Wear over cocktail attire for holiday parties, or use it to elevate wide-leg trousers and a basic button-down shirt.
Masculine Tailored Long Coat in Lilac Purple
Belted coats not your thing? Opt for this trend-informed lavender coat, with super clean lines and an oversized silhouette. You'll be surprised to find that it'll go with just about everything, and the soft cashmere blend material feels super luxe.
Short Cocoon Coat in Black
This classically cut short coat is rendered out of cozy Italian wool-blend flannel, with dropped shoulders, voluminous sleeves, and oversized front pockets. Wear over other feminine pieces, like culotte pants and a lace embroidered blouse.