Autumn's chill is just around the corner, and despite being glued to the Bermuda shorts and bright colors making their way down the Fashion Week runways, we're getting ourselves winter ready. At the top of our list: a statement coat, aka this year's Céline bag (and it'll keep you warm at night).
Aim for bold cuts and dramatic, oversized outwear and choose a neutral color palette—reminder: red is a neutral this year—in rich textures. The guys get in on this too with jackets that feature strong collars, fishtail hemlines, and daring details.
We've taken a page from the fall look books of local boutiques and designers to pick five of our favorite (and then some) jackets, coats, and coverups for the coming season. For more of fall's best, check out the Seattle Met October fashion spread, on stands and online now.
This Dries Van Noten coat from Jack Straw is reversible, revealing a paisley printed underside. See also: Engineered Garments jacquard pea coat, and basically everything in Jack Straw's fall look book.
And finally Prada's bold cuffed wool coat, available at Mario's and shown here from our fall fashion shoot. See also: motorcycle jacket by Aykut Ozen and Dries Van Noten striped coat from the same spread.