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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

HOW WE DO: FW17 COATS AND JACKETS

By Matt Glazebrook, December 16, 2017

It’s the proper depths of winter now — time for even the hardiest of us to admit that chattering teeth and a windbreaker aren’t going to cut it for our cold-weather 'fit. Step forward, ASOS HQ’s coziest: here to show you how they navigate the nasty weather stylishly in a selection of FW17’s key coats and jackets.

ASOS staff style winter coats

Super furry outerwear

FW17/18 is the season fleece crept out from the linings and collars of jackets and started to colonize our entire outerwear collections. A perfect storm of '90s-nostalgic half-zips and '70s-revival shearling fueled this borg takeover — culture writer Sam here pays tribute to both eras, with a nod to next spring’s Westernwear trend, via his all-over-fuzz trucker jacket in cream.
ASOS staff style winter coats

With a toasty top-layer checking all the trend boxes, Sam keeps the rest of the look low-key — slim navy Dickies chinos, a retro stripe tee in a muted shade and some off-white Reebok Workouts that tie in with the color of his jacket nicely. 

ASOS staff style winter coats

Peak coziness

Built for the ski slope and the mountain trail, a puffer jacket is about as cozy as you can get this winter without wearing an actual sleeping bag. Looped editor Nic ups the tog levels even further here, opting for a half-zip version in retro block colors, which makes up for in extra insulation what it loses in "ease of getting over your head."
ASOS staff style winter coats

Edging his alpine coat into streetwear territory, Nic balances his puffer with crisp, straight-leg selvedge jeans and chunky black Reeboks. 

ASOS staff style winter coats

Harrington kit

The mid-weight Harrington jacket might not have the frost-battling qualities of some of its outerwear brethren, but it’s a strong option on milder days, and can be layered up — like artworker Nawal’s done here with his chunky hoodie — to suitably snug effect.

ASOS staff style winter coats

Monochrome is always a safe bet for a seasonally-suitable color palette, and Nawal’s black cargo pants and all-black sneaks will help him navigate the slushy streets in style. A subtle gray heritage check pattern up top continues the theme, but brings a welcome touch of freshness to the get-up.
ASOS staff style winter coats

Trench steez

The camel trench is an absolute layering classic — ideal for those days when you want to beat the chill and rain but still let your sweatshirt shine. Project manager Daniel has a sweet pastel-pink adidas hoodie that’s doing plenty of heavy-lifting on the cold-beating front, so he’s wisely opted for a loose-fit trench to balance out his ‘fit expertly.
ASOS staff style winter coats

Cuffed black joggers, athletic socks and all-white Nikes are the comfy-casual companions here — making for a look that’s got steezy Sunday brunch on a brisk day written all over it. 

ASOS staff style winter coats

Winter blues

Overcoats and hoodies have been the go-to smart-casj combo for mooching moodily around windswept streets for a couple of winters now. Senior editor Matt brings a bit of festive cheer to the downbeat double-up, pairing his black Carhartt sweatshirt with a brilliant blue double-breasted cover-up that taps into FW17’s penchant for ankle-grazing lengths

ASOS staff style winter coats

Big, boxy coats form part of the normcore arsenal championed by Balenciaga, Martine Rose et al this season. Matt references the vibe for all things basic and '90s with chunky dad sneakers and stonewash jeans.

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