This season is all about the coat, or at least that’s what I gather from diligently reading my Vogue’s (and Bazar’s and Elle’s etc.) and fervently assaying my favorite blogs. This is the year of the statement coat! But, I’ve also learned that this is the season to belt everything, apparently it’s also time for belts to have their 15 minutes of fame. I’ve heard the fashion mantra “Belt it” bandied about quite frequently.
So it only stands to reason that the biggest trend of all this season (wait for it)……… is belting your coats! Designers, editors and street style stars every where are tossing on their favorite leather belts (skinny, double wrap, braided and metallic) to their most cherished coats — silhouettes from blazers, dusters, cropped shearlings and smoking jackets.
I’m actually all in on this trend, ever since I spied Emmanuelle Alt, Vogue Paris editor, donning (or perhaps starting) this trend at the 2013 Autumn/Winter collections. I can’t think of a better way to make this season’s luxurious coats even more divine than wrapping them up in leather belts. If your chosen coat for fall comes with its own belt, try dishing it for a season and pull out one of your favorite reliable belts and wrap up! It’s the next best thing to snuggling up in your favorite cushy over sized robe.
Check out my curated duos below!