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The hunt for a superhero cover-up has commenced. Of course the runways are packed with (pitch) black long overcoats and classic trenches, but this season we recommend new highlights fresh off the trend wheel. Pick up colours and prints that are considered unorthodox for fall, loop in pieces with embellishments, sequins, and even embroideries. Make playful statements with belts and bring back biker jackets spikes, cutouts, and faux fur in tow. Choose hybrid coats and capes, blazers reimagined as tweeds, and old-school puffers. Still unsure? Here’s a round-up of Fall ’19’s best coats and jacket trends.

It’s a coat + poncho + cape
Image: Courtesy Max Mara
Image: Courtesy Max Mara

Traditional silhouettes are passé. Why just pick a coat when you can opt for a hybrid coat, cape, and poncho?If you are looking to make a strong statement, this piece will help you achieve one. We credit Max Mara for giving us the ubiquitous camel coat, however, in case you want to add character to your winter look, this cape coat will do justice. Style it with denims or leather skirt.

Black is out, pink is in
Image: Courtesy Carolina Herrera
Image: Courtesy Carolina Herrera

You can count on Wes Gordon, creative director at Carolina Herrera, to give you a blitzkrieg of colours. For fall, among his exquisite dresses and gowns, this coat challenged the stereotypical colour scheme for the season. Experiment with all tones of pink from light to hot – everything is a welcome change.

Timeless tweed
Image: Courtesy Givenchy
Image: Courtesy Givenchy

Tweed is synonymous with winters. So, get yourself a well-tailored tweed blazer for power meetings. Once again, veer away from the monotonous greys and blacks. Take inspiration from this Givenchy rust blazer, and pick up pieces in coffee, tan brown, and shades of green. Layer this versatile winter staple over button downs, denims or even high-necks.

Practical Puffers
Image: Courtesy Chanel
Image: Courtesy Chanel

From being frowned upon to becoming an insignia of street style, puffers have graduated to must-haves. Favoured by the likes of Chiara Ferragni and fashion fixtures Olivia Palermo and Anna Dello Russo, this fall engage in hot pinks, reds, metallics, and neons.

Patent is the new statement
Image: Courtesy Fendi
Image: Courtesy Fendi

After the successful rise of patent leather heels and boots, this season try on patent leather jackets and coats, maybe some pieces in vinyl as well. Harking back to the 80s glamour brought on by punk and grunge, the idea of patent has come to define Gen-Z chic. Get over your regular monotones – this Fendi canary yellow number is definitely registering a strong presence.

Military chic
Image: Courtesy Miu Miu
Image: Courtesy Miu Miu

From camo to tones of khaki and henna, military-inspired coats and jackets have power written all over them. Pair it with black denims and boots for major effect.

Bad girl bikers
Image: Courtesy Balmain
Image: Courtesy Balmain

An insignia of punk, biker jackets are a quintessential winter staple owing to their crisp construction. And this Balmain piece is giving us more than enough inspiration.

Evergeen bombers
Image: Courtesy Celine
Image: Courtesy Celine

Their comfort and availability in a variety of colours and textures makes bombers one of the most celebrated winter choices. Thanks to Hedi Slimane at Celine for reminding us that easy does it.

Faux Fur
Image: Courtesy Off-White
Image: Courtesy Off-White

As most fashion houses move away from fur, its faux versions have become a favourite among designers. A heavy fur jacket, casually thrown over jumpers, denims, or even mini dresses can sort out your style conundrums on a chilly winter night.

Anupam Dabral
Sr. Associate Editor
It was while studying fashion journalism at London College of Fashion that Anupam developed a keen interest in the anthropological aspect of the discipline; for him, fashion only makes sense when seen in the context of its environment. He is always on the hunt for great stories, and in his spare time binge-watches films/shows starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.