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Coat-ed in style: Tips to make classy sartorial statements this winter

Winter is here and it’s time to layer but that doesn’t mean you have to keep it drab. Here are some tips from fashion designers on how to keep yourself warm and stylish.

fashion and trends Updated: Mar 03, 2017 18:56 IST
Nikita Sachdev
Nikita Sachdev
Hindustan Times
Long coat,Trench coat,Sonakshi Sinha
Sonam Kapoor rocks a long jacket with a floor length dress.(Yogen Shah)

It’s that time of the year again, when you can layer like a boss to make classy sartorial statements. If you don’t like bulking up with sweaters, robe-style coats are the way to go. “One can wear long coats with skinny jeans, leggings and boots or over a dress with high heels. If you like to experiment, wear a belted trench-style coat like a dress with stockings and long boots,” says designer Pawan Sachdeva.

Trench coats, pea jackets and other overcoats have always remained in vogue, but a little style experimentation is the way forward.

Neha Dhupia looks absolutely casual and chic in ripped jeans paired with a black coat and matching brogues. (Yogen Shah)
“These are big trends every winter but Parisian-style coats are making a huge noise this season. These coats are typically the same length as your dress. Pair with flats instead of boots,” says designer Anupama Dayal.
Kangana Ranaut opts for a Paris street style look as she pairs her short dress with a long coat and flats. (Yogen Shah)

“Every winter we see an iconic trend from the past being reinterpreted on the runway. Long coats look beautiful when used for layering or using it as a key piece in your ensemble. A sharp feminine suit with a long coat sitting beautifully on the shoulders makes it a head turner,” says designer Anand Bhushan.

Alia Bhatt keeps it simple and stylish with a cool pair of boots. (Yogen Shah)
We love how Sonakshi Sinha turns a casual outfit into a formal one. (Sonakshi Sinha/Instagram)

Designer Nida Mahmood also offers us some more inspiration to coat up in style. “Team your robe jackets and overcoats in cool, normcore ways. Loose, anti-fit woollen tops and pullovers with a light- weight wool trench coat can do the trick. This look works well with leggings and boots or ankle boots. Top the look off with a fun bouclé yarn scarf,” Mahmood says.

First Published: Dec 13, 2016 19:33 IST