Fashion & Accessories

By Alexandra Taylor

As the days become shorter and the season begins to transition, fashion savvy shoppers look for ways to beat the winter blues. What better way to stand out amongst the rest during these wintry days, than with a bold-hued coat or jacket that defies the dreary weather. We have been searching for vibrant overcoats, puffers and wool trenches that will brighten our winter days whilst making us look effortlessly stylish. The key looks this season include wool and cashmere blend trenches, fitted puffers and capes in varying hues and fabrications. From metallic plaids and bouclé to double-knits and shearling trimmed coats, there are endless style options.

A renowned outwear brand with heritage charm, Barbour produces quality timeless jackets and coats that please even the most discerning shopper. These functional favorites offer versatility and will have you braving the elements in style. The women’s lifestyle collection presents an array of classic silhouettes with modern feminine styling. The signature Barbour quilted and waxed cotton jackets are reworked in contemporary fabrications and cuts. The Speedway Jacket is a sleek and sophisticated staple for fall and winter. Cut in a flattering silhouette with utilitarian details, the luxe topper will keep your stylishly warm. Pair with your favorite denim and classic riding boots for spot-on cold weather style.

Embrace the season’s of the moment leather trend with the IRO Anabela Jacket, a luxe classic moto-style in a modern hue. The sumptuous plum leather and chic utility details exude a mix of downtown cool and Parisian chic, a signature of the label’s everlasting style. Available at A. Turen, a Lower East Side shopping gem known for its eclectic mix of established and emerging designer brands as well as a selection of the boutique’s own label. Shop A.Turen at 85 Stanton St.

A purveyor of things effortlessly cool, Nicholas K showcases modern cuts and cutting edge style. The Nova Jacket features vintage washed leather with an asymmetrical front and a funnel neckline for versatility and warmth. This chic fashion find can be layered with your favorite knitwear and cold-weather accessories for a standout look. Available at A.Turen, 85 Stanton St., New York.

For effervescent combinations and tailored silhouettes, shop J.Crew’s well-edited outerwear selection. The beloved retailer offers tailored yet feminine fits in luxe and durable fabrications, including plush wool-cashmere, warm double-cloth with Thinsulate and an assortment of classic tweeds. Burberry Brit, a must-shop for classic, well-crafted outerwear with heritage charm is a BN editor’s pick. The British powerhouse offers a selection of bespoke inspired looks that are both season spanning and of-the-moment. The Brit line’s more affordable collection has a youthful edge with an assortment of trench, duffle and puffer coats with timeless style. Remember these key style tips when shopping for your ideal winter coat: choose the perfect fit, opt for color or prints and pick a silhouette and style that flatters your figure and fashion aesthetic.

Originally published December 2012
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