The glam winter parka is a hot trend this year, and we all knew that fashion news was coming down the pike last August. In fact, Elle.com was reporting about couture parkas in over-sized street wear with lots of quilted padding and wonderful chic detailing.
If you live anywhere with dipping temperatures, biting winds, sleet snow or icy rain, then you need this winter fashion staple when the weather turns nasty.
Some women get bored wearing their winter parka, because it’s usually not too shapely a coat, can be bulky and simple-looking with a hood. You can, however, glam up this classic winter garment with some imagination.
On-trend celebrities like Angelina Jolie was recently photographed in Colorado on a vacation with her kids and staying cozy in a parka. The sexy star kept her ensemble all black, beginning with her $500 Burton Wiley Gore-Tex parka. She accessorized with trademark aviator shades, kept the shearling hood on and wore puffy pants and quilted boots. Underneath those layers, was a black lacy tank top peeking through.
You don’t have to have huge movie star status to make a winter parka come alive. These coats also look amazing with a dress and booties, a la Alexa Chung style. It works, although most women are used to wearing their parka with pants.
A lot of women around NYC enjoy wearing a cute beanie, instead of the hood on their parka. Keeping it casual means, jeans and a pair of Nikes, too.
The winter parka looks superb in over-the-knee boots or a pair of pumps. Footwear of many kinds is compatible with the parka.
To add another layer of warmth and sophisticated style, slip on a fur vest over your parka, faux fur, of course.
Baby, it’s cold outside, but you’re good to go.