Cold weather is now upon us, so the search for the perfect winter coat is more important than ever. And now that Spanish brand Zara has come out with its 2015 winter coat edit, the search may be a little bit easier. If you haven’t found your perfect look, there’s no better time than the present. The brand has come out with a series of long and medium length coats in a variety of styles and colors just in time for the snow to begin falling.
Many of the coats in the Zara winter 2015-2016 outerwear collection are oversized, and all of them will keep you toasty-warm for the snowy season. There is also a wave of masculinity between the garments, like with the use of pockets, and classic male coat silhouettes reconfigured for the feminine body.
As for color? Customers can take their pick, as this edit features colors of many types, like cool navy or bright red. There is a clear variety in this collection, making it easy for women everywhere to find their perfect style, as long as they’re looking for an oversized coat, that is.
A few of the Zara coats in this collection aren’t quite so large, however. A classic, slightly masculine silhouette with gold buttons wouldn’t be too overbearing to carry with you, and looks chic as well. We know masculinity and androgyny is a huge market trend right now, so this is a great way if you’re looking to use that trend to your advantage, be it for comfort or for style!
Another lighter option is a tea-length crocheted patchwork coat. This one might not keep you as warm as the others, but it’s a huge play into the collection’s ‘70s leaning. This was made for the quirky woman, with an eclectic love for that era, and will make the perfect knit addition to her wardrobe.
Many looks in Zara’s winter 2015 coat collection overall took inspiration from classic masculine coats. Peacoats, trench coats and bomber jackets are the easiest to spot, such as the dark green, simple bomber jacket. It doesn’t seem to be reconfigured for this collection, and has the same utility and warmth as any other cozy bomber jacket.
This collection of coats does something many designers don’t. Many of the Zara coats aren’t outwardly fashionable or statement pieces, and serve the purpose of keeping the wearer warm. You winter coat doesn’t need to serve as an accessory, and you can’t always sacrifice comfort for fashion, especially once the snow begins to fall! So here at Zara, you will see good quality coats, with promises of warmth and some style tacked on. The two are in perfect balance for the coming season, so it is important that your warmth and personal health are kept at the forefront of your mind when selecting your coats. In Zara’s collection, you can find the best of both worlds.
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