Is it just us or is there a chill in the air? With Autumn fast approaching it’s the perfect time to invest in a seasonal crossover coat. The one we have our eyes on is the Maxi Faux Leather variety. The ultimate in conscious couture, fashionistas are fast switching from real leather to the vegan alternative, and from what we’ve seen on the high-street and at online retailers, you can’t tell the difference.
Maxi coats are your best friend when it comes to throwing on outerwear in a hurry. Opt for one that’s figure-hugging to create a silhouette that looks like a dress. Trench coat styles with a belt are ideal, creating an instant style statement. Maxis were seen on the runways of Chanel and Max Mara and though originally popular in the 1970s, there’s nothing retro about the 2020 version which oozes chic.
Faux leather translates well into classic colours like black, or if you want to stand out from the crowd, go bold with an animal print like a croc-effect in vinyl, or immerse yourself in the trend fully with a dark chocolate hue. The one aspect to be aware of is that maxi coats can drown you out and be a trip hazard if you’re petit. Overcome this potential wardrobe fail by teaming your maxi coat with heeled boots.
Fans of artificial leather include Bollywood royalty Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Alia Bhatt. The celebrity seal of approval is always encouraging but the biggest appeal of owning a faux leather coat is that they’re much cheaper than the real thing, so it’s a win for shoppers.