A coat is one of the most versatile fall accessories. You can slip an oversize peacoat on top of a sweatsuit for instant style upgrades. Or, you can just add a bright red puffer to your regular jeans-and tee outfit. Although it might seem impossible, the heat will eventually break and autumn will take its place. The cooler weather brings with it a new crop fall outerwear trends. This season, you can stock up on plenty of practical, elevated styles.
Quilted coats were a big hit at Dior, Acne Studios and Dries van Noten. However, the classic puffer remained a timeless must-have because of Copenhagen’s Baum und Pferdgarten, Moncler’s collaborations with JW Anderson, and Christian Wijnants. Shearling-lined coats were a hit at Michael Kors, Gucci and Coach.
Some trends may be short-lived, but others are worth investing in. These are the top five outerwear trends for fall 2022, along with the best options to buy now.
Faux Fur and Shearling
Michael Kors was right when he stated that his fall 2022 collection was “the Antithesis of Sad Slipper Life”–a reference to the luxury and opulence of the faux fur coats in his collection. Brands like Balenciaga and Kim Shui were all able to enjoy the glamour of a full faux mink coat or a bomber with shearling lining this season. A longline fur coat can be paired with flares and a sweater, or a cropped version with wide-leg pants worn at the hips.
- Stella Coat ($435)
- Pink Vegan Fur Coat ($695)
- Kavela Faux Fur Coat ($1,550)
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- Bonded Faux Shearling Biker Jacket ($219)
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The best outerwear trends of the season are transient and timeless. Acne Studios, Dries van Noten and Dior all feature quilting.
- Oversize Quilted Coat ($100)
- Quilted Satin Coat ($540)
- Re-Nylon Gabardine Down jacket ($3,800)
- Nikolina Diamond-Quilting Jacket ($200)
Practicality is not the only thing that outerwear trends can do. This season’s new-era trend in leather–a floor-grazing trench at Ann Demeulemeester and one at Balmain featuring sleeves so long they double as gloves–is proof. Brands such as Miu Miu and Markarian embraced a more classic, elegant use of leather.
- Hathi Single-Breasted Blazer ($775)
- Rocky Black Leather Coat with Whipstich Detailing ($5,500)
- Belted Faux Leather &. Faux Fur-Trim Shirt Jacket ($190)
- Oline Vegan Leather Trench Coat ($475)
Even if it isn’t snowing or hailing, a puffer coat can still be useful. Baum und Pferdgarten presented a mid-length, patent leather puffer in black and fire engine red. Christian Wijnants displayed a bomber-puffer combination and Moncler and JW Anderson collaborated to create a genderless, light pink version.
- Moncler x Jeanw Anderson Penygarder Denim Jacket ($2,760)
- Dua Coat
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- Maxi Shiny Puffer Jacket ($359)
- The Super Puff ($250)
As if sharp tailoring were ever out of fashion: Brands like Peter Do, Jil Sander and Bevza reimagined details such as a flat-bow collar with sculptural detail, a clean double-breasted style, or a blazer/coat that is so large it reminds me of a Rugrats episode.
- Twisted Cut-Out Tailored Jacket ($1,139)
- Spread Collar 100% Wool Coat $269
- Bi-Stretch Crepe Wrap Coat ($2,690)
- Frayed Open Blazer ($132)