20th October 2016

Take coatspiration from Instagram’s most stylish

By Ellen Kerry

Buying a new season coat is just as exciting now as it was when we were 10. More so, actually, because we can finally buy that ridiculous patent midi coat without any grief from the ‘rents. Win!

If you’re feeling unsure of what to spend your hard-earned dollars on this winter, don’t fret. Instagram’s style stars have been hard at work, showcasing their winter cover ups to provide inspo. They’re nice like that.

To make things easy we’re going to break this down into coat trends, spied on Insta and worn by our fave ‘gram girls…

1. Puffer

If you don’t know that ’90s puffer jackets are having a moment again, you need to have a word with yourself? Balenciaga’s red version rebooted the trend and the high street swiftly followed suit producing some of the nicest padded jackets we’ve seen since East 17 were number 1. Foodie Laura Jackson nailed the trend in her practical black Topshop puffer. We’re especially taken with the sweet pink lining.

2. Patent

You can thank style icon Alexa Chung for this one. Her new drop of Archive by Alexa for Marks and Spencer features one of the slickest patent coats we have ever laid our beady eyes on. Pandora Sykes, wardrobe mistress and style babe, got a preview and has been wearing hers to death (below). NB: copy Chung by slipping a grey hoody underneath.

3. Tonally Pleasing

Top-to-toe tonal colour has been a thing for a while now. Use your coat as palette inspo then build your entire look around it for the most ‘grammable look ever. Blogger Blair Eadie (@blaireadiebee) is a queen at co-ordinating layers.

4. Leopard

We think there might be an actual law somewhere that states winter shall never pass without the reappearance of a leopard print coat. Something we’re thankful for. Fashion editor and influencer Erica Davies (@erica_davies) loves her, proving that blondes can wear animal and not look trashy. A classic spot teamed with everyday classics like jeans and boring tees instantly adds a level of fierce made to ‘gram.

5. Layered Leather

Everyone needs a leather biker jacket. Preferably big to throw over a thick jumper or hoody. Diesel Gold’s AW16 bikers were baggy, studded and occasionally patent. Invest in a great one now then wear it (almost) forever. We love Influencer Katherine Ormerod’s rock chick vibe.

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#Parisianrestingface 😑

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And to polish it off…

There are ways to update your coat game without spending all your pennies. Cinch your waist with a fat belt *over* your outerwear a la Harley Viera Newton in Dior. Or hit up the high street for a bunch of glittering brooches. Gem-encrusted pins adorning your lapels will boost your classic camel number to could-be-designer heights.

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😎🐆 @Dior

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We do the scrolling. You do the shopping.

Love shopping? Hate scrolling? No problem! I’ve done the hard work for you and found where you can shop the selfies of Instagram’s biggest stars. Thanks to my hand-picked edit, it’s never been easier to get the fashioninsta look directly from the ‘gram. Go on, you know you wanna…

P.S. Let’s be Instagram friends! Follow @Dressr here or find me at @jessica_vince



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