A series examining the outer edges of style.
So long, puffers and pea coats. This winter, it’s chic to look like a Muppet straight out of Sesame Street: think Cookie Monster and Big Bird to be more exact, but in the form of a plush faux-fur coat in ultra-saturated colors. You may recall the moment last year when everyone temporarily lost their minds over J.Crew’s bubblegum-pink coat: Instagram’s fashion community was abuzz with countless re-posts, after the jacket debuted at J.Crew’s fall 2016 presentation and became an instant hit.
The fervor for Muppet coats has only grown since then, thanks in part to Jonathan Saunders’s edgy revamp over at DVF. The designer’s faux-fur coats in electric blue, canary yellow, and orange were styled over asymmetrical patterned dresses and skirts. By no means are these jackets for the fashionably timid, but if you want an outer layer that will grab everyone’s attention, no one will notice that you’re also wearing sweatpants or a plain T-shirt. DVF’s faux-fur coats are mostly sold out on their site, but thankfully, other designers have taken heed and released their own versions. Scroll to shop our favorites at every budget.
If You Missed That J.Crew Coat
The Hooded Option
The Oversize Fit
The One for Golden Peacocks
The faux-fur coats stole the show during DVF’s fall presentation back in February, and many sizes are currently sold out on their site, which can only mean these will start popping up everywhere.
If You Love Car Coats
The Cool-Girl Jacket
The Luxurious Designer Buy
The Technicolor Dream
A Fresh-Off-the-Runway Favorite
Burberry debuted this strawberry sorbet–colored jacket earlier this month at London Fashion Week, now a few seasons deep into the see-now, buy-now model. The coat is sold out already on Net-a-Porter, so if you want to make it yours we’d suggest heading over to Burberry sooner rather than later.
The Trending Piece
The Cookie Monster Look-Alike
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