Fall 2018 Coat Trends: The coats we all need to stay stylish and warm this season

Slide11) H&M textured camel duster
2) Metallic puffer via Aritzia
3) Topshop boucle jersey coat in dusty pink via The Bay
4) Zara quilted velvet jacket
5) Avec Les Filles Corduroy/faux shearling duo textured jacket via Nordstrom
6) Salmon topper from Oak and Fort 

This fall there are a few coat trends I have my eye on, keeping in mind actually staying warm while looking good since I live in Canada. Such trends include the oversized puffer, the statement coat (print or shape), a bubblegum pink topper, metallics, and of course the beloved teddy trend from last year still sticking around. I’m currently searching for a coat that will transition me from warmer fall days into the colder fall days specifically because I’m heading to the UK in a couple weeks and it’s much colder there. Since I’ll be schlepping myself around the city being a tourist I need something that isn’t too heavy for the days that aren’t as cold and something I can pop a sweater under if it does drop a few degrees lower than expected. I have a few coats already from last year that are still “on trend”: the long denim with faux shearling lining, the faux shearling leather jacket, a small puffer, and a leopard coat but I’m just in need of a new basic that has a weeeee bit more warmth and sophistication. I’m leaning towards something of a soft plaid in a neutral colour scheme like the coat from Mango, or a wrap coat in a good camel colour (they’re always too long on my small frame). I guess you’ll see in photos to come which coat I fall through with. Get it, Fall through. Tried to make a pun happen. It didn’t. Let’s move on.

What jackets trends are you leaning towards purchasing this season?

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7) Denim and Shearling mix jacket from Topshop
8) Cozy Plaid coat via Aritzia 
9) Statement piece via  &Other Stories
10) Cupcakes and Cashmere brand teddy coat via Revolve
11) Plaid (style of the season) from Mango
12) A classic Canadian puffer from a classic Canadian brand, Hudson’s Bay Company 

 

Currently Craving: Spring 2018 (B-day Wishlist)

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1) Pamela Card coin necklace
2) Anice Initial Ring (Looking to get JUNE for my grandmother)
3) O.P.I. in “It’s a piazza cake”
4) Girl Force Sneakers
5) Gucci Slides
6) Imperfect Addictions Signet Ring (LLC)
7) Quay Australia Sunglasses
8) Brixton ‘Fiddler’ Cap
9) Georgio Armani ‘Mauve Berry’ liquid lipstick
10) Elizabeth and James Fragrance ‘Nirvana, Black’
11) Chloe backpack
12) Anice Jewellery bangles ‘arm party’ style

My birthday is looming, yes I say looming because the years are flying by! I have a grey hair that won’t quit and some wrinkles of which I never believed would appear, but THEY DO/DID! Anyways, my birthday also reminds me that I get to spoil myself. Now that I’m an adult, I am allowed to spend my money the way I please. I think self love is super important so why not? I want to start a new tradition for myself of buying a piece of jewellery for myself each birthday. Jewellery is something I can collect and look at to remind me of the place I was in when I bought it, so I think this will be a special thing I do for myself. Agree?

Currently Craving: Red Shoe Diaries

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There’s no place like home! I’m feeling a little Dorothy-esque as I’ve been craving some ruby red shoes as of late. I don’t know why or where this current craving came from, but it’s come on strong like I’m pregnant with a blank canvased shoe baby dying for some red. I think it may have been Jillian Harris that started this red spiral with the #8 pair above that she recently posted on her Instagram. The red just got me because I wear a lot of basics in neutral tones so pops of colour in my accessories is where I like to standout, and a fire engine red is such a power colour that it’s really sticking in my brain where I see outfits before I wear them. I’m also really into shoes that have fun details, fabrics and prints as well, as to stand out in a crowd of black booties. I noticed that I have this thing for pom poms too, how cute are they on shoes!? All of these shoe picks are really making me want to buy a plane ticket to a beach destination, of course after I win the lottery and can afford all of these shoes and the plane ticket.

Since many of these shoes are mega pricey I have a feeling I might try a DIY project in the near future. If It turns out well I’ll be sure to post about it. Anywho, I think red is going to be my colour this spring, and I think yellow too, that’s another colour I’ve been dreaming about. What pops of colour are you looking to rock?

1) Vans Custom red Old Skool
2) Soludos Pom Pom espadrilles
3) DVF Furry sandals
4) J.Crew pom Pom Slip ons
5) Aldo sock boots
6) Loeffler Randal heels
7) Joe’s red sandals
8) Anthropologie 
9) Adidas Gazelles via Asos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently Craving: Winter Jacket

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1) Roots down jacket
2) Babaton Stedman Coat with the perfect texture
3) Dark olive puffer via Vero Moda

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4) Forever 21 B&W plaid pea coat
5) H&M jacquard-weave coat
6) Zara fuzzy textured cuffed jacket

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7) Tna via Aritzia denim in medium wash with shearling lining
8) Vero Moda via The Bay leopard coat (on sale!!)
9)Topshop boucle wool coat

I am in the market for a new Winter jacket this season. I don’t mean a fierce snow parka, I have one of those, but more along the lines of a car coat with warmth; something stylish and cool that I won’t freeze my buns off in. My jacket I’ve been rocking for a few years is starting to retire. The buttons fall off every other day and it’s not exactly warm unless I layer loads underneath. I am super tiny so a coat with more structure suits my frame. I can’t exactly do over-sized chic unless I really am trying to look like MK and Ash Olsen circa 2005-2009. This year I am looking for a good basic black coat, a plaid one that is black and white or another mix of neutrals and then for layering, a perfect long down jacket (Roots) for an added layer that might otherwise be missing from a regular car coat. Also great for layering under a leather jacket for added warmth and cool stylistic touch.