Finding the perfect outerwear for winter feels like bringing home the gold. The all important jacket can make or break your winter wardrobe, so the pressure to get it right can be quite overwhelming. You want something that will not only make a statement, but is practical and will go with almost anything.

According to, one of the biggest fall trends for 2013 is the minimalist fold, which can be a hard one to peg down.


The best way to describe it is to take the example of a minimalistic piece of outerwear, such as the classic wool coat. By itself, the coat is rather plain, but add a fold and you have yourself a statement coat.

The fall 2013 runways saw numerous designs that included angular folds and sculptured detailing. Celine went all out with a coat that featured sleeves wrapped into a bow, while Dior kept it simpler with a wool coat and structured collar.

Wool is the epitome of winter and the perfect choice for cold weather, as it keeps you warm and goes with almost anything. However, if you are looking to step away from the classic coat then you can’t go past a quality leather jacket, which is also making waves on the runways. A leather trench with an angular folded lapel can also look super-chic and flattering.


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