The Hero Piece: The Camel Coat
To use an analogy, it’s the Eric of the Trump brood: always the bridesmaid, never the bride. But this tan-hued outer – named for the animal hair it originally came in – is finally stepping out of its humdrum staple status. At Max Mara, a classic version upped the sophistication of a tone-on-tone knit and culottes combo; at Michael Kors Collection, a cape style made modern corporate attire even more “boss”; while Fendi’s oversized take with contrasting red stitching is guaranteed street-style bait. Now that’s three things you hardly ever hear mentioned in the same breath as Trump junior.
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The Cool Cover-Up: The Flannel Shirt
We heart Kurt Cobain, but the soft plaid shirt that he popularised as a staple has never quite shook off its grungy, teen spirit affiliations – until now. At Gucci, it’s trimmed with crystals and smartens up a bodysuit-and-leggings get-up, while Chloe made it XL and threw it over demure minidresses to surprisingly elegant effect. In short, it’s the new answer to the throw-on-and-go parka – more effortless than the bomber and lends instant editorial edge.
Photography Frenchescar Lim, assisted by Sherman See-Tho Styling Imran Jalal Hair & Makeup Manisa Tan/Paletteinc Model Vivien/Mannequin
The Styling Trick: Mesh Bodystockings
The right way. Not the punk or ’80s Madonna way, which should only be reserved for costume parties. And not the Kardashian/Jenner way (peeking out from tattered jeans, or on its own), because that’s just wretched (the Oxford, not Urban Dictionary definition). Instead: Layered under sophisticated, cocktail-appropriate wear – as first seen at Dries Van Noten last season – this insta-youthful yet tasteful style hack gains momentum this Fall, with a wider range of netted tops to choose from.
This story first appeared in Female’s October 2017 issue.