Photography: Marie Rainville
Plush, checked, puffy, pastel—this season’s beloved coats run the gamut. Your new of-the-moment winter topper awaits.
Producer & Styling Julia McEwen | Photography Marie Rainville | Hair & Makeup Aniya Nandy/Kérastase/M.A.C Cosmetics/Plutino Group | Model Leanne Proctor/Elmer Olsen Models | Location Charlevoix, Que.; Special thanks to QuébecOriginal and Tourism Charlevoix
Nothing tops the scale of sophistication quite like heritage checks in a structured shape. We adore this coat from Canada’s very own Mackage that features a removable collar, insulated lining and golden hardware.
Coat, $1,150, and Gloves, mackage.com. Dress, $148, frenchconnection.com. Earrings, thomassabo.com. Bag, tigerofsweden.com. Boots, poppybarley.com. Shot on location at Le Germain Charlevoix Hotel & Spa, Charlevoix, Que.
Popular in the ’80s and ’90s, the puffer coat has staged a triumphant comeback in recent seasons. Pair it with midi dresses, streamlined slacks or cropped flared jeans.
This winter, retro cocoon coats and sleek menswear-inspired toppers seek to enchant in pastels such as soft pink, lilac and icy blue.
Checks are making a case for most popular pattern. A slim lapel and a length of below the knee or longer works with casual and more polished outfits.
Walk The Line
Military motifs, from peacoats to the colour olive green, have taken hold of winter wardrobes for decades. We’re sweet on this one that straddles both lines.
Not quite faux fur and not exactly faux shearling, the teddy-bear coat couldn’t
possibly be cozier for battling frigid weather and grey days.
The jumbo lapel on this jewel-toned king-size-length coat feels luxurious yet refined. This topper can transition from fall to winter, giving even your most sombre clothing a welcome lift.
Made famous by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, this robe-style coat from Canadian brand Sentaler is an investment. With its clean lines and classic camel colour, it truly is a wear-forever piece.
Baby-alpaca coat, $1,695, sentaler.com. Top, $70, anntaylor.com. Jeans, $108, levi.com. Glasses, clearly.ca. Booties, aldoshoes.com. Shot on location at Le Germain Charlevoix Hotel & Spa, Charlevoix, Que.
On the Fall 2018 catwalks, plenty of designers showed an iteration of a dramatic sweeping cape. While some of them appeared over gowns, many were geared toward outerwear. Our favourite is a combo of poncho, cape and wrap scarf—a chic yet functional way to tackle the tricky transitional months.