September 27, 2023


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These Are the Only Fall 2020 Outerwear Trends That Matter

It might feel far too early to begin chatting about outerwear trends, but the truth of the matter is that soon, the seasons will have officially shifted and your closet will be ill-prepared and we don’t want that now do we? You can expect a basic outerwear shopping story in the coming months, but if you’re looking for something that will make your current assortment more trend-forward, you’ve come to the right place.

After sifting through the fall/winter 2020 collections, we have narrowed down the biggest fall outerwear trends to just six and we can’t wait for you to see them all. Including capes, anoraks, and lots of hair, the selection of trends ahead is bound to make a major sartorial impact once the temperatures drop. While you might not be spending quite as much time outdoors as you usually would around this time of year, that doesn’t mean you can’t dress to the nines when you finally do.

Pictured: Balmain, Proenza Schouler, JW Anderson

Get that warm and cozy wrapped up in your favorite blanket feel with this outerwear trend. This trend is in the cape and poncho family but once wrapped all around you, this blanketed effect will ready both cozy and forward.

Shop the trend:

Johnstons of Elgin Fringed Two-Tone Wool Cape ($295)

Burberry B-Jacquard Merino Wool-Blend Cape ($1390)

Foxcroft The Walker Plaid Wrap ($118)

Pictured: Boss, Petar Petrov, Maison Margiela

Brave the rain in style this season with anoraks and parkas of all kinds. Designers proved there is a multitude of ways to style this practical outerwear style and as we step closer to the basics and further away from frivolous trends, this one really hits close to home. `

Shop the trend:

H&M+ Parka ($60)

Bottega Veneta Oversized Hooded Shell Jacket ($3000)

H&M Hooded Raincoat ($50)

Pictured: Givenchy, Loewe, Paco Rabanne

Capes were by far one of the most-spotted outerwear trends on the fall/winter 2020 runways. From elegant eveningwear styles to more traditional silhouettes, this fall, all heroes really do wear capes.

Shop the trend:

JW Anderson A-Line Double Face Cape ($1014)

Raey Point-Collar Cotton-Garbadine Cape ($705)

Gucci Velvet-Jacquard Cape ($1950)

Pictured: Prada, Versace, Toga

Shocked to see puffers make this list? We kind of were too, but when nearly every major designer including Dior, Prada, and Versace send out puffed-up outerwear of all kinds, you know we’re about to see it everywhere.

Shop the trend:

All Access Anthem Hooded Quilted Shell Down Parka ($108)

Nanushka Hide Puffer Jacket ($680)

Everlane The Re:Down Puffy Puff ($92)

Pictured: Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Maison Margiela

Deconstruction of some sort always makes an appearance on the runway, but what we noted this season was that instead of outerwear being spliced and undone, it was completely reimagined. Maison Margiela did it best, but as you can see from the current market picks below, we’re just starting to see what magic is coming down the pipeline as far as shopping is concerned.

Shop the trend:

Proenza Schouler White Label Belted PVC Trench Coat ($595)

Duncan Tartan-Panelled Wool-Twill Trench Coat ($1950)

Rokh Oversized Layered Crepe Trench Coat ($411)

Pictured: Marques Almeida, Stella McCartney, Miu Miu

Shearling seems to be an outerwear trend that gets recycled season after season, but this year, the shearling showed up longer and hairier. So as you begin your fall shopping, just remember that the shaggier the coat, the better.

Shop the trend:

& Other Stories Oversized Shaggy Faux Fur Coat ($219)

Marine Serre Faux Fur-Trim Maxi Coat ($2052)

Unreal Fur Unreal Fur Premium Rose Jacket – Farfetch ($362)

Next up, shop 30 long-sleeve dresses you’ll live in this fall.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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