There is one reason why Max Mara is such a famous brand after so many years. Their perfect tailoring and minimalist designs never go out of style. The iconic 101801 coat from the brand just gets better each season. For Pre-Fall 2018, the luxury company upgraded their best-selling coat and gave it several new looks. Aside from that, the fashion house focused on separates which are both elegant and sophisticated.
Max Mara’s creative director Ian Griffiths studied architectural design before his career in fashion. Very often he finds inspiration in buildings and sights. This time it was the photographs of Yasuhiro Ishimoto. The iconic photographer has a collection of black and white pictures from the inside of the Katsura Imperial Villa. The style of the interior perfectly matches with Ian’s neat tailoring, straight lines, and confident cuts. So the connection is more than obvious.
Griffiths showed several different styles from the iconic 101801. The original design of the coat dates back from 1981 when debuted as a classic double-breasted coat with kimono sleeves. Throughout the years the brand worked on introducing many upgrades from this outwear piece. It stayed their best-selling product to this day. You will often see A-listers flaunting it as a part of their polished outfits.
That is why the brand decided to include them once again in their latest collection. Ian re-worked the stylish design into A-line coats, pea winter double-breasted looks and chic belted redingotes. All of these coats are slightly oversized and made of high-end cashmere wool. You can only invest in one and wear it for the rest of your life since they never go out of style.
For Pre-Fall 2018, Ian presented mostly monochromatic looks. His color palette was sized down to only several colors. And these are shades that you always need in your wardrobe. Max Mara’s creative director focused on the classy black, camel, navy and ivory tones. These monochromatic looks have a tendency to sound boring sometimes. But that is not the case with Max Mara. All of the designs radiate with elegance and feature charming details to get you out of the comfort zone. To some of the pieces, Griffiths added frills, to other wide belts at the waist or statement bags.
Another thing you will find very flattering is the gorgeous evening dresses that Griffiths showed. They are minimalist but alluring. He accessorized most of the looks with trendy gloves, ankle socks, and chic bags. In this collection, you will see all of the essentials a fashionable lady needs for pre-fall.
Photo Credit: Max Mara
The festive season is right around the corner, so it is time to think about glamorous outfits. Holidays are all about sparkling, eye-catching looks. Metallics and sequins are the main things that many women look forward to this time of the year. It is your chance to transform into a disco queen without feeling overly dressed. You probably already own at least one shiny piece in your closet that is meant only for parties. With metallic pieces, every single day till the rest of 2017 can be a party.
These are statement pieces that are not only reserved for special occasions anymore. Thanks to the diverse fashion styles that bloggers deliver, we can wear whatever we want whenever we want. Don’t be afraid of trying new things, that is the beauty of fashion. This futuristic trend is already taking over the streets in many different forms. Fashionable ladies are rocking metallic pants, skirts, coats, boots and everything shiny you can imagine. The best thing about these items is that they don’t require a statement piece to go with them. You can wear your futuristic coat with jeans and a simple tee.
Metallic pieces are here to make sure your outfit is noticed. During 2017 the pleated metallic skirt became an item every trendy lady should have in their closet. These shiny pieces are still very famous and look fabulous with sneakers, ankle boots, and heels. Even a single skirt can bring that wow effect in your appearance.
This season, bloggers made a case for mini metallic skirts and over-the-knee boots. This is a super stylish combo that will make you feel and look extra. It’s already cold, so feel free to match this ensemble with a cute cozy sweater. If you want to make it an evening look, then high-heels and a simple top will do the job.
For the ones that feel very confident, there is always the option of wearing an all-metallic look. You can get chic dresses in silver, gold, pink, purple or green and stun with your appearance. Another way to go is a trendy suit. Wearing a metallic piece will give you that glam factor that you need for the festive season.
Check all the fun ways you can involve metallic items in your outfit. Holidays are ideal for experimenting with colors and fabrics so you will really enjoy wearing shiny items. This is your time to shine! A single futuristic piece is more than enough to make that happen.
The puffer jacket is the best piece of clothing that will keep you warm in winter. It isn’t the most stylish garment but at least is comfy and warm. Every single girl owns at least one just in case. Good news: puffer jackets are trending again. These jackets are joining the trends of ugly sneakers, oversized pants, and combat boots. Important note: Bloggers love them! And if you thought that there is no way to make the puffer look cool, you are wrong. Luxury designers are bringing back trends from the ’90s, making us want every single piece.
It all started with Balenciaga’s off-the-shoulder chic puff. Every single fashion blogger and influencer went crazy for this must-have piece. Demna Gvasalia is the leading designer of contemporary trends. So, he blessed us with another practical trend. Stella McCartney was there to follow with her featherless puffer jackets.
Large, fluffy puffs were on the streets of every single fashion-forward city last month. During the fashion weeks, bloggers and influencers styled it in a myriad of ways. Athleisure is one way to go. If you are bold enough to go out in a pair of track pants and heeled boots, your outfit will be a score. Involve your favorite puffer jacket – all eyes will be on you. Monochromatic looks are always safe and work well. Another thing that is trending recently is clashing colors. If you think you can pull this trend off, then go ahead and do it. Jeans and sneakers are always a good idea.
Here are some fashionable outfits that will help you make the puffer jacket look cool. It is that time of the year when you can bundle up in a warm coat and still look fierce.
A good trench coat is a must-have item in any woman’s closet. It doesn’t matter if you got it from Burberry or an affordable brand. The trench coat is an everyday version of the little black dress. This style is ideal for many seasons and you can wear it with everything.
In the past, not a lot of women dared to wear a trench coat with sneakers. With the rise of the athleisure style, this combination is a regular one on the streets. Many fashion influencers choose a pair of chic sneakers, jeans, and a good trench coat. The streets of Paris, Milan, New York and London during the fashion month were heavy on amazing trenches. That is the actual proof that this item is timeless.
There are also the ones that opt for vibrant looks, where they wear fun dresses, sneakers and finish off with a trench. This coat is also ideal to wear it at work since it fits perfectly in classy and elegant outfits. Another thing that most bloggers and fashionistas own in their closet this season is a leather or PVC trench.
The classiest version of the trench coat is in cream shade. That is also the first color that you think of when someone mentions the trench. Anyway, there are many other color options. Another very popular color at the moment is maroon. It is a fun hue that you can match with everything. Plaid is the most popular pattern for this season. So, you can get a plaid coat and flaunt it with pants, skirts, jeans, and dresses.
Take a look at these fresh new ways on how to wear your trench coat. Here are some of the best outfits that you can put together and rock a trench the proper way.
When you are layering for the colder autumn days, you better have a statement coat. The summer is officially over, so aside from the warm sweaters, you will need quality outwear. A good coat is the first thing that people will notice. It will compliment your whole outfit.
If you choose a coat in a bright color, or a patterned one, then you can wear just a pair of jeans and white shirt. If you are opting for a more elegant look, dresses and skirts will also look perfect. In that case, the best shoe choice is stilettos or high-heeled boots. For the relaxed versions, a statement coat will be perfect with white sneakers, ankle boots, over-the-knee-boots and even loafers.
Since checks and plaids are a huge trend right now, you will need a coat in these patterns. Rita Ora already rocked a long check coat in gray. The popular singer paired it with matching trousers, white sneakers, and a Chanel bag. Selena Gomez is another trendsetter who rocked a similar coat. Gomez flaunted a vibrant outfit with a maroon mini skirt and a yellow sweater.
Gigi Hadid has a unique sense of fashion. The mega-popular model offered a fresh start of the Milan Fashion Week with a girly outfit. Gigi channeled Barbie, wearing a bold pink plaid coat. The long coat that she wore might be the boldest one we’ve seen so far. Hadid paired the suit with white ankle boots by Stuart Weitzman and a white top. A fun overcoat that will help you stand out from the crowd is what you need this fall.
Lupita Nyong’o and Amal Clooney are a sight for sore eyes in show-stopping yellow coats. This beautiful color might be too scary for some people, while for others it is the perfect opportunity to look stunning.
Here are some of the best overcoats that celebrities rocked, and that you can wear this fall to make a fashion statement.
Accessory designer Chloe Perrin is currently on a mission, which is that of serving us an ultra chic jacket line that you won’t see elsewhere. Jamais de la Vie is Chloe Perrin’s very own fashion project, presented to the public earlier this year, in March. The first jacket line consisted of a dream array of handmade marabou feather cropped jackets, for which she received tons of compliments and praises.
Eclectic and creative, Chloe Perrin has been working for the notorious 120-year-old luxury accessories house Perrin Paris for a while now, yet always being busy with other visionary projects as well. This time around, however, the young Parisian designer is doing something a little bit different, namely an imposing fashion adventure that is already bearing its fruit.
“I did a collaboration with Perrin on a line of marabou feather bags and loved the texture, so I had the feather maker create an oversize, bubblegum pink jacket for my birthday,” she told Profyles. “I received so many compliments on it and started making them for my friends. It allows me to indulge my kooky self on the side!”
Custom-made and literally one-of-a-kind, Chloe Perrin’s jackets are becoming more and more popular, especially due to their unique materials and minimalistic-chic silhouettes. The inspiration, needless to say, comes from both Paris and the Nineties.
“My aesthetic is minimal and clean, very ’90s. My ultimate style muse is Carolyn Bessette Kennedy—and I love LouLou de la Falaise for her sophisticated eccentricity,” she continued. “But I also have this side where every once in a while I go out with my marabou jacket and some other crazy accessories. It’s a great way to spice up any outfit.”
As if things weren’t already exciting enough, Chloe Perrin also opted for adding coziness and overall wearable accents to all of her creations, making them travel-ready and, if possible, even more covetable.
“They’re super warm, and I sometimes scrunch mine into a ball and put it in my toiletries bag. Although that does say a lot about how large my toiletries bag is,” she concluded.
Born in Seattle but grown up in Paris, Chloe Perrin is the quintessence of the chic, cosmopolitan woman who spends her time working on her projects, having a great time with friends, and dreaming about her next accomplishments. She is also the fifth generation of her family joining the Perrin company, and we bet she will make it grow like never before.
You can order your custom-made Jamais de la Vie jacket at jamaisdelavie.fr.
Photo courtesy of Chloe Perrin
There is one trend that is going to follow us all year long, from this fall/winter 2016 season until next spring, and it is the military fashion. With military coats being utilitarian jackets par excellence, this trend is often underappreciated among those, who are not that into utilitarian, minimalist looks, as they often find it hard to style it.
Channeling a military coat while at the same time remaining true to one’s very own personal style isn’t that hard, and there are actually plenty of different military coats to choose from. Today, we present 10 of the best ways to wear a military coat during this fall/winter 2016 season, from the most sophisticated to the most street wear-inspired ones (the featured jacket is from Roberto Cavalli available on Italist.com)!
1. An Admirable Style
For its FW 2016-17 runway collection, Tibi put a strong emphasis on both utilitarianism and military styles, often combining them together. This cropped peacoat in virgin wool will just look perfectly fine with both a strong layered and oversized look, which evokes some cool haute couture vibes, or just a casual outfit with a cozy white tee, a pair of cuffed jeans, and sneakers. You can find it at Tibi.com!
2. The It Military Coat
Ever since Gigi Hadid walked the runway showing off Tommy Hilfiger’s already must-have military coat, everybody instantly knew the American designer hit it big indeed. Made of wool and with a structured silhouette, Tommy Hilfiger’s military coat is just the coolest, and will give you the ultimate dose of glamour to sport all winter long. Get it at Shopbop.com!
3. Navy and Military
Free People couldn’t of course refrain from joining the trend with this ultra elegant Sedgwick peacoat in mixed wool. Its extremely classic silhouette and gold accents will give something bon-ton yet extremely contemporary to show off 24/7, from daytime to nighttime. Buy this coat here!
4. A Flared Military Coat
Who says military coats have to be strictly structured and always khaki colored? For this fall/winter 2016 season, Mango decided to mix the classic military coat style, utilizing its signature details, such as the big gold buttons, with princess coat structure and touches of conceptual minimalism, such as the Nehru collar, treating us to one of the most sophisticated fall 2016 military coats we will ever see this season! You can find this coat here.
5. Safari and Military Combination
If the idea of mixing different figures appeals to you, Tommy Hilfiger’s safari-inspired military coat could be the best option for you, especially if you live in a country with a rather mild climate. Available at Luisa Via Roma, it features double-breasted button closures, epaulettes and urban-chic belted cuffs, and will look just perfect with any kind of office-ready outfit.
6. Classic Burch
That’s true, Tory Burch rarely steps out of her boho-chic comfort zone, but when she does it, she does it spectacularly. Available at Net-a-Porter, this Tory Burch military coat is everything you need to feel warm, at ease and elegant in, and could be styled with either casual denim pants or more elaborate street-wear proposals.
7. Pull & Bear’s Way
Are you looking for something as cool as affordable? Pull & Bear’s street military style might just be the right option for you, as it combines a refined mixed wool material with edgy patches and clean-cut lines. This military coat is specifically recommended for those who love showing off cool, Nineties-inspired grunge looks! Buy it here!
8. Oversized and Midi
Speaking of affordability, ASOS features plenty of possibilities when it comes to military coats and winter jackets, and this one in particular intrigued us because of its deep cobalt color and contrasting hems, as well as its one-of-a-kind oversized silhouette, which got cropped just below the knees for an elongating effect. You can get it here.
9. Haute Couture Military Style
Can a military princess coat exude anything but haute couture vibes? Available on Avenue32.com, this Vivetta military coat in red with black embroideries effortlessly and positively answers this question, as it features the right dose of bon ton and high fashion within a few cuts.
10. The Sophisticated Military
Last but not least, here we are with our freshest proposal, which is also the most casual-chic one. This BCX Juniors’ double-breasted military coat will likely appeal to those who are looking for something simple to wear on a daily basis, which could just add the necessary amount of flaw one needs to start the day off on the right foot. You can get it at Macys.com!
Photos courtesy of The Blonde Salad, Net-a-Porter, Tommy Hilfiger
Ain’t it funny how time slips away? Summer is gradually coming to an end and that’s a bitter pill to swallow for many of us out there. But there is a double-edged sword in anything. Feeling disheartened at this moment about being deprived of warm sunrays soon, there is consolation prize ahead of us though. And the name of the game is the awesome fall fashion moments. No matter how much summerphile you are, just accept it that no other season can bring such elegant and chic fashion moments than the cozy and rust-colored fall. And here we want to provide you with the top 8 fall 2016 outerwear must-haves every woman should own.
The name of Andrew Marc is closely associated with outerwear crafted out of such luxury materials as leather, fur, down and wool. This 30-year-old New York based cosmopolitan brand has developed over years with a concept in mind never to dash hopes of even a single woman. That’s why whether you are a badass biker girl or an elegant lady always in good shape or maybe a typical city slicker, you are likely to have a blast with Andrew Marc.
Most importantly, unlike other luxury outerwear pieces that usually cost you an arm and a leg, Andrew Marc promises budget-friendly luxury and comfort all the cold season long. Browse through our list of the best fall 2016 outerwear picks from Andrew Marc and waste no time to invest in your drop-dead gorgeous autumnal looks! Spoiler alert – all these fall buys are versatile and timeless staples you’ll enjoy wearing many more years to come!
1. Selena Biker-Chic Leather Jacket
When we state that Andrew Marc can charm even a badass biker girl, we literally mean it. This gorgeous black lambskin Selena jacket with exposed zippers and ripped padding at the shoulders priced at just $398 will look equally chic whether you are riding a motorcycle or just meandering through the city streets.
2. Cognac-Flavored Suede Sienna Coat
Need your fall coat seem like smelling bitter cognac? There is no better choice than this cognac brown Sienna coat in exquisite suede with contrast leather pieces at the lapels. Available at Andrew Marc, this belted wrap coat is to flatter your complexion in a heartbeat on almost any occasion.
3. Rain-Worthy Tess Puffer Coat
If you invest in this puffer coat crafted out of water-repellent fabric, rainy days might truly become that long-awaited period to show off your flair for style. Available in red, black and white shades at Andrew Marc, this coat with quilted texture filled with down and a hood trimmed with faux fur is sure to carry you through long rainy days. What’s more, puffer jackets are fall’s ultimate trend!
4. Matte Finished Nappalan Jacket
When your heart is set on playing versatility, no doubt, go with this cool goat Nappalan fall outerwear piece with a matte finish and exposed zippers. Available in moss green and black shades, the jacket will make some pretty good assemblage whether with your tomboy look or ultra feminine visage. Buy yours here!
5. Utilitarian Style Devyn Parka
Once you try on this strong Italian wool twill parka in a chic graphite shade, you just can’t help but look like a strong-willed woman ready to overcome the worst of life’s hardships. The flap pockets are meant to keep hands warm, while the fox fur trim adds some extra strength and chic. And one reminder: shake your legs to buy this parka with 63% off!
6. That Piss-Elegant Ivory Coat
Whenever ivory is around, elegance starts playing with all its colors. Here is that wool swing coat from Andrew Marc in ivory with a fur coyote trimmed hood that just screams to make you the piss-elegant lady of the upcoming fall 2016 season.
7. Super Versatile Miranda Parka
Need a single outerwear piece to provide you with several different looks throughout fall 2016? This super versatile Miranda parka from Andrew Marc is here to stay. The outer layer water-repellent cotton will function best for long rainy days, protecting your hair as well through the removable fox fur-trimmed hood.
Want a more lightweight look for the breezy weather? Just get rid of the hood. Need a softer chic visage? The rabbit fur liner can be worn alone as a super comfy vest. Head to Andrew Marc and acquire the whole set of tools to play with style!
8. Warm Courtney Alpaca Coat
If your body just can’t stand any cold, here is a perfect solution for you. This snow white alpaca coat of a cocoon silhouette promises to keep you warm all day long and to make you feel snug as a bug in a rug. Hurry to buy this body candy with 61% off and make your fall 2016 the warmest period ever!
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Cold weather is now upon us, so the search for the perfect winter coat is more important than ever. And now that Spanish brand Zara has come out with its 2015 winter coat edit, the search may be a little bit easier. If you haven’t found your perfect look, there’s no better time than the present. The brand has come out with a series of long and medium length coats in a variety of styles and colors just in time for the snow to begin falling.
Many of the coats in the Zara winter 2015-2016 outerwear collection are oversized, and all of them will keep you toasty-warm for the snowy season. There is also a wave of masculinity between the garments, like with the use of pockets, and classic male coat silhouettes reconfigured for the feminine body.
As for color? Customers can take their pick, as this edit features colors of many types, like cool navy or bright red. There is a clear variety in this collection, making it easy for women everywhere to find their perfect style, as long as they’re looking for an oversized coat, that is.
A few of the Zara coats in this collection aren’t quite so large, however. A classic, slightly masculine silhouette with gold buttons wouldn’t be too overbearing to carry with you, and looks chic as well. We know masculinity and androgyny is a huge market trend right now, so this is a great way if you’re looking to use that trend to your advantage, be it for comfort or for style!
Another lighter option is a tea-length crocheted patchwork coat. This one might not keep you as warm as the others, but it’s a huge play into the collection’s ‘70s leaning. This was made for the quirky woman, with an eclectic love for that era, and will make the perfect knit addition to her wardrobe.
Many looks in Zara’s winter 2015 coat collection overall took inspiration from classic masculine coats. Peacoats, trench coats and bomber jackets are the easiest to spot, such as the dark green, simple bomber jacket. It doesn’t seem to be reconfigured for this collection, and has the same utility and warmth as any other cozy bomber jacket.
This collection of coats does something many designers don’t. Many of the Zara coats aren’t outwardly fashionable or statement pieces, and serve the purpose of keeping the wearer warm. You winter coat doesn’t need to serve as an accessory, and you can’t always sacrifice comfort for fashion, especially once the snow begins to fall! So here at Zara, you will see good quality coats, with promises of warmth and some style tacked on. The two are in perfect balance for the coming season, so it is important that your warmth and personal health are kept at the forefront of your mind when selecting your coats. In Zara’s collection, you can find the best of both worlds.
Photos courtesy of Zara