Friday, 12 September 2008

Jackets & Coats for Fall 2008

When your outfit and accessories are all covered up, then you need to make sure that jacket or coat is extra-stylish!

The bad news is that the colours instore and on the runways are not very bold this season, with most ranges sticking to black, navy and grey tones. The designers are however pushing some major style boundaries with Varying prints, Big prominent bows, Victorian influenced ruffles and shoulders, Tailored leather jackets with mid length sleeves, Back gatherings, Extreme long length and Man-suit influenced tails (my personal favourite!).

These days, it's not even uncommon to be able to find a stylish and well fitting Jacket in a lower end store such as Primark or Target with some items even being featured in Vogue and Grazia magazine. Unfortunately the fact remains that you do get what you pay for, hence the quality will not always be up to scratch, but I see nothing wrong with a little budget shopping, mixing and matching.

I've done a little browsing for you - and found a handful of gorgeous jackets that are selling online and in-stores right now. Be it to show you where to buy the best styles or to offer you some quality fashion inspiration, have fun looking. If you're sitting at your office desk and can't get to a fashion show, then this really is the next best thing!

This Belted Waterfall Jacket from Topshop (selling at £65.00) is my favourite. The designer has been rather adventurous with the use of Ruffles, a huge Bow and checks but its definitely a winner - a perfect combination that really works. The tailored fit accentuates your body in the right places also making it versatile enough for office, street or a night out. Click here to buy

This next one is a really unique, a superb fitting jacket also from Topshop. The satin style fabric makes it perfect for a night out. I particularly like the gathering at the back which does wonders for the figure.

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I also found this interesting coat (at Topshop). Again the designer is experimenting with a few styles - military buttons, semi-tailed, Victorian influenced shoulders, feminine detail to sleeves and bow style detail at the back. I think its a fantastic coat, perfect for a really cold day when you still want to look great!

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This is a beautiful Vintage inspired coat by Sienna Millers collection Twenty8Twelve. The coat is called: L41523 Clyde Mink, go to the collection's website for stockists.

All Saints Fasrill Jacket (£110)

I love the neckline on this Jacket made by All Saints. Perfect for a night out, looks like it's come straight off the catwalk.
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This coat by Principles uk is really stunning, the sheen fabric makes it perfect for a night out with a dress, though it can be worn during the day too.

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'Bloomingdales exclusive' Bow Jacket at only $98.

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This is a gorgeous Vintage style Leather Jacket by Julien Macdonald for Debenhams. I love the small frills down the centre. This is a perfect daytime Jacket, though it can be worn on a night out too!
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The Denim Jacket certainly hasn't gone out of fashion, and Abercrombie have delivered, with a really gorgeous one. The fit is feminine and colour is versatile (Vintage abercrombie wash), perfect for 2008.

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I adore the big prints on this coat by Tara Jamon, click here to buy click here to buy

This is a cover-all coat by designer John Rocha, exclusive to Debenhams, would go really well with tights and ballet flats or heels, screams Sienna Miller.

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For more fashion inspiration, I've collated a few Photographs from the Ready-to-wear 2008 collections:

Christian Dior


Alberta Ferretti

Carolina Herrera




flutterbyblue said...

omg. I love these finds! As if I needed another reason to surf the web for clothes!

Eric said...

I'm glad that bomber coats are in style again this year. The wool coats are gorgeous, and I like all the ruffles.

Karen said...

all design coats are beautiful, looks sexy and fit.

buy lab coats

Jeff Smith said...

nice post love reading it.