Layer Up!

  • Aug 1, 2018



Once the dust settled from the winter Fashion Week events in Milan, Paris, New York and London, one thing was clear: outerwear is having a moment. With runway models strutting their stuff in up to nine layers at a time, it’s a good bet that everything from form-fitting shells to bulky, Antarctica-worthy coats will be popular this fall.

In a recent article on the resurgence of denim, the Wall Street Journal reported that denim jackets are back in style, but with a roomier fit to accommodate layers. The latest retail trends seek to provide the perfect layering piece for transitional seasons. We are seeing the comeback of denim, the evolution of varsity jackets and beautiful embellishments on biker and bomber jackets.

Other outerwear trends to look for, according to Elle magazine, include plaid, track suit-style zip-ups, colored denim and retro prints. While layering is always practical in transitional months, anticipate unexpected interpretations of this look, such as a t-shirt or camisole over a hoodie, or a hoodie under a structured blazer. And watch for signs that Millennial pink—a pale, milky hue worn as a neutral— appears to be giving way to the new “it” color: lavender.

Last, expect the athleisure avalanche to continue. Functionality and comfort are key! Look for do-it-all (or transitional) silhouettes with sport and street influences in textured and stretch fabrications.

Contact Donna Bender at 214-520-8577 for ideas and links to apparel you can incorporate into your marketing for corporate events, athletic and school activities, weddings, team building trips and more!