Winter's Prettiest Trend Isn't Just For Holiday Parties Anymore

by Danielle Combs
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Leave it to Miuccia Prada to spark a widespread trend with her playful design choices. She sent feather-trimmed pajamas down the runway during her Spring/Summer 2017 runway show, and since then, a flurry of sartorial plumage appeared everywhere from Dries Van Noten to Christopher Kane to Saint Laurent — proving that the feather fashion trend will be sticking around a while longer.

Customarily, the pieces emblazoned with feather details — coats, dresses, and pumps —have been reserved solely for special occasions, but this winter fluttering feathers are prime for flight during the light of day. Unlike some trends, donning feathers is one decadent style that everyone really can wear on a random Tuesday afternoon.

A structured coat playfully trimmed with feathers adds a dose of cool for the day especially when paired with slick leather pants. A feminine dress trimmed with two-tone plumes feels fresh when worn with a pair of edgier combat boots or sporty sneakers. Below, find five looks that daringly display how to pull off the feather trend in a more relaxed way along with styling suggestions to help you recreate your own feathered look.

Feather-Trimmed Dress + Embellished Oxfords + Wool Coat


Embrace the feather fanfare during the light of day by incorporating a feather-trimmed dress into your wardrobe. Whether worn to work or out with friends, a pair of embellished oxfords adds the right amount of polish and panache to the look. Complete the ensemble with a long, classic camel coat and a shoulder bag in a vibrant hue.

Blue Top + Coordinating Coat + Feather-Trimmed Skirt


Whomever said you can't wear a crop top during the winter was sorely mistaken. Case in point: A sleek silhouette like a fitted Yves Klein Blue crop top and a coordinating oversized wool coat is a polished daytime alternative. To complete the look opt for a feather-adorned pencil skirt and optic white accessories like, a pair of slingback pumps and a simple clutch.

Colorful Feather Coat + High-Waisted Jeans + Chunky Sneakers

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During the dead of winter, it's easy to fall into the trap of wearing head-to-toe black. This season, try your hand at incorporating a some much-needed color, like a bright fuchsia coat trimmed with pastel pink plumage. To let your coat truly shine, keep the rest of the outfit pared back by wearing a fitted turtleneck with a pair of black high-waisted jeans, and chunky sneakers in a subtle wash of pink.

Puffer Coat + Statement Feather Skirt + Polished Accessories

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Never underestimate the power of a statement-making skirt. Wearing a patterned or multi-colored feathered skirt is one way to standout when heading to the boardroom or looking to simply elevate your everyday style. Keep the rest of the look clean and minimal by pairing it with a cozy sweater in a dark shade, a coordinated puffer jacket, and a pair of classic pumps.

Silk Feather Top + Red Leather Pants + Eye-Catching Accessories

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Let it be known: A feather-trimmed top is an easy way to add a touch of glamour to the everyday. Simple layering pieces are key, so try layering a pink fluffed-up top underneath a classic checked shirt. Slick red leather pants play off the subtle pink hue and look best when worn with sporty sock sneakers, and a shearling bag.