Puffers! Moto styles! Trench coats! There are clearly plenty of fun jacket trends to go around this winter, but today we’re training our eye on styles that are versatile enough to last us all (bone-chilling) season long. To that end, we enlisted the help of Rebecca Laurey and Cheralee Lyle, two NYC-based fashion girls who were able to help us identify four trusted Andrew Marc picks, not to mention plenty of cool ways to style them for the holidays. Keep reading for the inside intel.
The Extra-Puffy Puffer
Laurey’s originally from Amsterdam, and she just might know a thing or two about staying cute in cold weather. Her coat style of choice? The puffer. Once strictly utilitarian, they’ve garnered serious sartorial points as of late. Like Laurey, we love a cool metallic style worn with a monochromatic neutral situation. As for the third piece? “This puffer jacket is ideal for keeping me warm and big enough to fit any sweater underneath,” Laurey notes. “It’s a statement piece, but if you’re not up for the silver one day, you can reverse the jacket and wear the more neutral grey side. It would be equally as good with flared jeans and boots, though.” (Agreed on all counts.)
The Updated Moto
Moto jackets and jeans are like peanut butter and jelly: You actually can never go wrong. Laurey didn’t shy away from styling a fringed moto style with her trusted blue jeans. “In this case, I went for flared denim pants because, hey, I’m Dutch and love my denim.” Us, too (on that latter point, anyway). We really love this rock ’n’ roll–inspired classic jacket: It’s definitely one to add into your wardrobe rotation this winter.
The Cozy Down Jacket
Clearly we have a thing for hoods… They make a world of difference this time of year. Lyle agrees, and she tells us she fell for this particular style despite it being a bit sportier than the ones she’s normally drawn to. Her advice: Follow the jacket’s utilitarian lead and style it with similarly laid-back off-duty pieces. What we love most about this specific down jacket is that the fur is removable, making it versatile enough to wear from day-to-night. This on-trend look is one you can easily put together for an early morning coffee run come Saturday morning.
The Belted Wool Trench
We’re constantly in awe of Lyle’s enviable outerwear—especially her go-to belted wool trench. This Marc New York style’s a classic for a reason, but she’s also freshened things up by wearing it with a sweaterdress and over-the-knee boots. We’re especially into the removable hood, which feels absolutely necessary even here in L.A. where rain is something of a miracle. A little too cold to get away with bare legs? Layer with tights or jeans and stay perfectly toasty.
Nayiri is Who What Wear's senior fashion editor for branded content and based in her hometown, Los Angeles. It all began in 2014 when she landed an internship at the company and never looked back. While she does love writing her fair share of fashion stories, her heart really belongs in the brainstorm room, where she has fun strategizing different ways to create content with our fashion partners so that you engage with the brands you know and love. Her style tends to be more classic (she loves a good black-and-white look with gold accessories), and white pumps are kind of her thing. If she had to pick one person's wardrobe to raid, it would be Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's, and she also has a major obsession with interior design. She's a mom to a 1-year-old baby girl named Sophie, and she fully plans on training her to spot fashion trends by the time she's 10. That's all!