While monochrome, minimal dressing has been trending for the past year, coats and jackets are anything but classic in 2021, with printed, can’t-miss styles dominating this cold-weather dressing season. Textured quilted and leather-like fabrics are also getting more popular with shoppers looking to upgrade their outerwear without making too much of a style statement. And, as the pandemic’s hold continues, prompting many to spend more time outdoors in the winter, designers are responding with longer and more winter-proof silhouettes that are as fashion-forward as they are practical.
Ahead, five coat trends that will be everywhere this winter season.
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If you don't own a shacket yet, what are you even doing with your life? The shirt-jacket hybrid is the perfect midweight transitional piece as you move from winter to spring. It'll keep you warm without making you feel like a cased sausage the way a puffer does. Plus, it doesn't sacrifice style; your outfit still looks cool. The menswear-inspired design is comfortable and versatile, so just buy one already. We rounded up our top picks at a variety of price points, so you can choose the best one for you. The shacket life is a good one - we promise. Related: This Waffle-Knit Sweater Is the Coziest Thing I've Bought in Years
Let's face it: at this point, you and your trusty sweatsuit have never been closer. If nothing else, our unofficial pandemic uniform has made one thing abundantly clear - accessories have the power to take your outfit from 0 to 100 in a flash. While the "minimal effort" section of your wardrobe has surely garnered the most wear over the past several months, chic yet practical accessories are hands down what has allowed pandemic fashion to actually feel like Fashion with a capital F. As for which winter accessories you should be looking to buy specifically, look no further than the zodiac. Sure, designers, celebrities, and influencers are credible sources for the next biggest trend, but when considering the accessory that feels the most personal to you, what better place to start than the stars? The basic rules of astrology are such that the sun's movement across various astrological stars (and specifically its placement at the time of your birth) directly influences your personality and behavior, both of which influence your style. With that in mind, we consulted astrologers Jennifer Fukushima and Chelsea Hunter of the personalized horoscope app Sanctuary, who both suggested that shopping based on your zodiac sign may be the key to unlocking those fashion finds you'll never want to part with again. From the hard-at-work Capricorn to the deeply mysterious Scorpio, here are the winter accessories that deserve an immediate spot in your wardrobe rotation. Related: From Siamese to Bengals, This Is Your Cat Breed According to Your Zodiac Sign
On Jan. 20, Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States and delivered his acceptance speech in a custom Ralph Lauren suit - proof Dr. Jill Biden isn't the only stylish one in the White House. If you happened to look over President Biden's shoulder during the inauguration ceremony, you might have spotted his four granddaughters - Naomi Biden, Maisy Biden, Finnegan Biden, and Natalie Biden - showing off their own style games in monochrome coats paired with matching face masks and hand gloves. The sleek outfits nicely complemented Jill Biden's own ocean-blue coat dress, which symbolizes "trust, confidence, and stability," according to a press release. Naomi Biden, Joe's oldest grandkid, sported an all-white outfit with a matching scarf and stood alongside her siblings, Maisy (in black) and Finnegan (in camel), and her cousin Natalie, who wore a rosy pink wool coat by Lafayette 148. Maisy even added a little extra flair to her look with a pair of Air Jordans. Robert Biden II - Joe Biden's grandson and Natalie's brother - also attended the ceremony, wearing a black suit with a matching mask and a striped red tie. Take a closer look at the Biden family's Inauguration Day outfits ahead. Related: Sorry, but Ella Emhoff's Crystal-Embellished Coat Stole the Show at the Inauguration