This winter’s top-trending outerwear? It’s women’s plaid coats, of course, and it comes as no surprise to us. That’s because these clever checked styles add a unique finishing touch to your ensemble without overwhelming it. What’s not to love?
If you need a little assistance in figuring out how to incorporate this season’s plaid coats into your outerwear rotation, never fear. Macy’s is here to help with a few styling tips that make it easy. Read on to find out more.
Treat Plaid Like a Neutral
Plaid coats feature linear patterns (much like animal prints) that read as neutrals in most cases. Think of these toppers as the logical style step up from the staid solids like camel, black, grey and navy options that fill everyone’s coat closet and you’ll never go off-track.
Utilize staples, like your favorite jeans and a simple button-down shirt, as effortlessly chic base layers. Keeping the other elements simple will tie everything together and allow your coat to grab the spotlight. Tailored versions like a double-breasted or walker coat in plaid can also upgrade classic workweek combos like sweaters and skirts, too.
Maybe you’re ready to get creative and go trendy with women’s shirt jackets. A plaid shirt jacket, specifically one with a fuzzytexture, adds instant cool to any off-duty outfit.
Another fun departure from the status quo: quilted plaid coats like puffer jackets. Just be sure you’re ready to commit to the look 100 percent…otherwise, it’s better to stick with a reversible quilted jacket (plaid on one side, solid on the other) if you feel like you’ll need that option, too.
Plaid Outerwear for the Win
It’s a universal truth that in the cold, no one can see your base layers. Bring on the wintry mix and level up your outerwear with trend-forward women’s coats from Macy’s.