Contrary to popular belief, I love the wintertime. My résumé wouldn't tell you that, though: After 23 years in Miami, people are surprised to hear that chilly weather brings out the best in me. To be fair, it's only for one reason: winter outerwear trends. Now that it's cold, it's time for me to really start dressin'.
As a born-and-bred Floridian who's beginning to experiment with seasonal dressing for the first time in her life, I've been drawn to streetstyle and runway imagery focusing on coats and jackets. While it's tempting to put on my favorite big black puffer jacket and call it a day, the art of layering is one I'm adopting into my wardrobe. Naturally, with a ton of layers comes even more fun outerwear.
Below are seven outerwear trends that I'm getting ahead of and incorporating into my closet before they're everywhere in 2023. Hurry and add these to your cart before people catch wind and sell them out. Thank me later!
There are a few loves I have in this world: old records, stinky cheese, and quilted, patchwork coats. Not only is the style whimsical, but it's also trending among the Scandinavian fashion crowd who love nothing more than to inject a bit of color into their outfits. After seeing patchwork explode in the warmer months, when temperatures begin to rise in 2023, I wouldn't be surprised if every It girl owns one.
Simply put, Totême's scarf jacket is the winter outerwear trend that keeps on giving. This ultra-cozy style with a built-in neck covering has been adopted by a few other of our favorite brands, making it a worthy (and smart!) pick to have it be our crowning glory of winter trends.
I'm in my Amelia Earhart era. In my opinion, there's nothing more chic than a cognac colored jacket—and aviator jackets are my latest winter obsession. The shearling-lined collar and oversized, baggy fit is just unruly enough that it makes me feel like someone from another cooler, groovier era.
Photo:Getty Images. Diesel Spring/Summer 2023.
Although the emergence of motorcycle jackets and racer motifs in runway collections aren't totally new, artists like Rosalía whose latest album, Motomami, are popularizing it even further. Trust us—the "bad girl" aesthetic is here to stay.