After a beautiful and mild autumn in Tokyo, winter is finally almost officially here (we just hit less than 10 degrees in Tokyo), which means it’s time to dig out your warmest outerwear from the back of your closet — or head to the nearest department store and get yourself one that’s in line with the latest fashion trends.
This winter is all about full coverage. Oversized parkas, puffy jackets, coats layered overcoats, animal prints, shiny-high gloss finishes, shearling details, leathers, and even something from his closet. Outerwear this season is everything but simple, casual, and conservative, so gear up and get ready to have fun with mixing things up with your outermost layer. Here are six essential and stand-out outerwear looks to fall in love with this winter.
1. Nothing is ever too X-Large: Oversized jackets, coats, and accessories
Despite it already having dominated the catwalk for a few years now, one of the top fall-winter trends you may have noticed on a multitude of runways has been designers featuring items that were XXL: extra, extra long and extra, extra large. Most designers have opted for coats and jackets with lengths past the calves and below the ankle, sometimes even just slightly over the ground. With oversized jackets and coats, we are also observing winter looks being assembled with oversized handbags, accessories and matching oversized scarves. You get it: the general rule is the bigger the better!
2. Puffer jackets on the go: The puffier, the better!
Puffer jackets are nothing new this season. We saw them last winter as a must-have winter essential and this year, yes, they are back: puffier, bolder, more eccentric, and charismatically colored. High-street puffer jackets are all the rage at the moment, with many fashionistas and it-girls wearing them 24/7. Nothing, in fact, is synonymous with the winter season more than the puffer jacket and for those of you who jumped onto that trend wagon last year – lucky you, you are already set for this season. When you choose your own, fear not — go for the craziest, boldest, fiercest and most fun puffer jacket that will perfectly express your fashion style and persona.
Remember that time when Joey Tribbiani wore all of Chandler’s clothes? Well, he was looking far ahead in the future because now that’s actually a thing. Sort of (the latest trend even managed to generate quite a few hilarious memes online). Another major fashion trend we are seeing this season is mega-layering. Straight off the runway, we are seeing styles of three to five layers all worn together,