The 5 (+ 3 extra) indispensable essential outerwear

by fashionsnobber

Yes, even the overcoats have their beautiful importance in our perfect wardrobe. During the cold seasons they are our business card, they keep us warm and protected from temperature changes. While in the middle seasons they help us to give that extra fashion touch in our outfit. Here are the main models of essential outerwear to always be perfect depending on the occasion.




5 essential outerwear for winter seasons

Long coat

Essential outerwear, long coat.

A classic model of a strictly black and well cut overcoat is at the base. To be even more chic, however, the ideal is a long coat with light colors and important fabrics. Like the timeless camel coat. Models with waist belt or waistband are preferred as they help any figure. (Temprley London, Tibi, Max Mara and Sonia Rykiel.)

3/4 coat

Capispalla indispensabili, il cappotto tre quarti.

Less demanding than the long coat, the three-quarter coat is perfect in tweed, velvet and, if desired, matelassé. Among the essential outerwear is the model par excellence that is good for everyone. The important thing is to always choose simple and well-cut lines, fitted at the waist or with a belt. (Fendi, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Alexander McQueen.)

Parka

Essential outerwear, parka.

The parka is a perfect day jacket for a decidedly more comfortable look. Colors like military green and beige are the best choice. (Woolrich, Burberry, Canada Goose and Céline.)

Fur coat

Capispalla indispensabili, il pellicciotto.

The fur is that overcoat in which our desire for color or fantasy must not be appeased to brighten up the gray days. The important thing is that it is strictly eco. (Gucci, Fendi, Stella McCartney and Yves Salomon.)

Down coat

Indispensable outerwear, down coat.

This kind of overcoat tends to be bound to the mountain. There is no more wrong thing. In reality there are very feminine and chic models that have nothing to envy to a nice coat. The only precaution is to avoid too shiny or iridescent matelassé fabrics. They make us look wrapped up in a garbage bag and it’s not exactly the best. (Jackets, Burberry, Herno and Max Mara.)

3 extra overcoats for all seasons

Bomber

Capispalla indispensabili, il bomber.

The bomber jacket that has come back in fashion in recent times is one of those indispensable essential outerwear that goes very personal. There are those who love it plain and those who prefer it with fastasie and whimsical fabrics. Being a garment that has very little real usefulness, I do not want to bind it to basic models but, as for the fur, to indulge. (Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci and Paul Smith.)

Biker jacket

Indispensable essential outerwear, biker.

The best-known biker leather jacket is a perfect overcoat for the mid-season. In my opinion, the first purchase of this garment must include it exclusively black as tradition dictates. Only later can you opt for other colors. Being an article already full of details such as zips, belts and various metal buttons, I would further avoid weighing it down with decorations or fancy fabrics. In this case, staying on basic is fundamental. (Acne Studios, Alexander McQueen, Tod’s and Iro.)

Trench

Capispalla indispensabili, il trench.

The trench coat immediately gives that extra touch of glamor to everything you wear. The ideal is a beige or cream three-quarters like the classic Burberry to be clear. Not too bad a pearl gray or wanting to exuberate a beautiful red. But the real class often takes us neutral, let’s keep that in mind at the next shopping trip. (Burberry, Balenciaga, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent.)

What about your favorite outerwear? Do you have them all or are you missing some articles?

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