Chill Out: The Best Outerwear To Be Seen In Now
Before you fly off to enjoy a snow-filled break this time of year, you have to go through countless hours of planning for your trip, as well as the perfect winter ensembles for the ‘gram. While some don’t mind wearing whatever coat, jeans, and boots they pull out of their closets, many stay committed to looking chic as they keep warm.
We’ve spotted a lot of winterwear trends that ruled in 2018: animal print, leather, vinyl, tweed, checks, heritage, noughties, belted, and puffers—and it looks like we’ll be seeing more of these this year. Need some fashion inspiration for your upcoming trip? From winter jackets to ski wear, we give you a look at the brands you can check out to help you brave the cold in style.
Luxury Outerwear Brands
Living in a tropical country sure has its perks, but when it comes to dressing for below zero degrees temperature, we often find ourselves challenged, and sometimes clueless about what to wear. Do we layer like there's no tomorrow? Do we head for the sale rack of winter clothes at the mall? Here, we hope to provide some inspiration and information on where to turn your gaze, so you can brave the cold prepared, and in style.
From creating quilted jackets for local workers to becoming a must-have for your luxury winter wardrobe, Moncler has definitely come a long way. The brand is loved for its brilliance in fine-tuning not only with the weather, but also different styles and moods. If you’re looking to pull off the puffers and noughties belt trend, this is the way to go. Some pieces available at UNIVERS, One Rockwell. Log on to net-a-porter.com
Another brand you can count on if you want to keep up with the latest winter trends—especially leather—is Balenciaga. With its of-the-moment aesthetic, edgy take, and sophistication combined, you can never go wrong. From its magic that started in a simple Parisian couture house, Balenciaga has undoubtedly made a mark with the collections available in the market right now. Their F/W 2018 collection is filled to the brim with larger than life outerwear meant to mix and match, and layer on haphazardly to perfection. Log on to net-a-porter.com
Moncler has gotten a nod from models, Hollywood stars such as Priyanka Chopra, Rita Ora, Sophie Turner, Millie Bobby Brown, Ariana Grande, Ezra Miller, and more, while Balenciaga has been sported by fashion icons in Hollywood like Vanessa Hudgens, Kendall Jenner, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, among others. Let this be your guide in sporting puffers, vinyl, noughties belt, animal print, and leather on your trip.
Celebrities in Cool Outerwear:
Sophie Turner & Joe Jonas
Millie Bobbie Brown
Vanessa Hudgens in Balenciaga
Kendall Jenner in Balenciaga
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The top 5 Luxury Ski Brands
Putting your outfits together for a ski trip can be quite a challenge as you have to make sure it can keep you warm even if you’ve been hitting the slopes for hours. If you’re into the basics but still want to go along with today’s hottest trends, you can opt for Spyder, Columbia, The North Face, and Patagonia. You can also go for an overall from Canada Goose and still stay on track. These brands are known for their simple yet innovative waterproof outerwear, making sure you get your money’s worth.
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The Best Outerwear Brands Available in Manila
For those looking for outerwear in the country, it wouldn’t be a problem as there are brands like Uniqlo, Mango, Esprit, Warehouse, and Zara that can help you step up your fashion game in the cold weather. These places could be your go-to destination for your winter wardrobe. Be it check coats or quilted jackets, we’ve got you covered! (Ed's note: most of these brands go on sale this month, so be on the look out for that!)
Outerwear Brands To Watch Out For
As we welcome a new year, there are so much to look forward to in winter fashion. The Sally LaPointe Shop that was launched in 2018 has had its signature coats worn by Priyanka Chopra, JLo, Kendall Jenner, and Emily Blunt. Meanwhile, all established in 2016, Utzon, FUZZ NOT FUR, and Erin Snow are slowly changing the industry as they care for Mother Earth. Utzon produces high-quality coats in neutral colors with little impact on the environment, FUZZ NOT FUR allows its consumers to have their A-game in check with an alternative to fur, and Erin Snow creates chemically-safe winter clothing for everyone. There’s also Vivienne Westwood who, since she started as designer in 2018, has stayed firm in highlighting the importance of the arts and environment from the shop’s production to consumption. It’s not surprising to know her works have been rocked by vegan/activist Miley Cyrus. See more of the brands you can watch out for this year:
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