If there’s one word that summarizes the Fall 2013 runway report, it’s coats. Whether peppy pastels, or baggy boyfriend-style, designers had no trouble sending models down the runway in bundles (literally) of chic new outerwear. But even amidst the coat craze, trends like leather and cozy sweaters remained relevant, while simple patterns knocked previously popular prints out of the spotlight.
Forget your preconceived ideas of dark, simple outerwear to brave the cold. This season, baby blues, blush pinks, light purples and more pastels are not just for the warm weather. Whether keeping with the pastel trend or staying true to a more comfortable grey, outerwear this season is big and baggy. Single or double-breasted, these jackets certainly borrow the menswear look. Jackets were abundantly boxy and untailored, although some given shape with a cinched waste.
Continuing to steal from our male counterpart’s style, fabrics this season took a simpler route. Your bold, eye-catching prints from last fall are taking a back seat to more classic ones, like plaid, pinstripe, camo, or an always-stylish leopard. Houndstooth this season was the frontrunner, fresh and prominently featured. The standout color of choice for this season was a rich, emerald green.
Leather continues its long running streak, staying in style for the upcoming seasons. While summer leather appeared in dresses, shorts and skirts, this fall leather pants and leggings are big. This trend might sound bold, but pairing it with a chunky sweater creates an everyday look on par with your favorite pair of jeans.
Also notable on the runways this season was fur. Designers went for daring statement pieces that showed fur for the season was either go big or go home. Oversize print sweatshirts made an appearance as well, showing that the comfortable staple item can too be stylish. Some great, wearable trends featured on the runway were a continuation of the peplum trend, winter white, knit beanies, and over the knee boots.