Don't be deceived by its seemingly insignificant status, because the fluffy collar is the small fashion detail making a serious impact this season. Whether it's the Insta-famous Saks Potts leather coats, Stand's colour-pop pieces or Topshop's vinyl iterations, this is a trend that comes in all shapes and sizes. And yet, it's united by its ability to outshine any showstopping dress or spangled pair of shoes. This coat wants all the attention and is not afraid who knows it. After all, when it's freezing outside and all you can see is your coat, you'd better make it a good one.
In contrast to the high-tech fashion anoraks and Michelin Man–inspired puffas cropping up on the pavements of fashion week, this sepia-toned trend is reminiscent of the sultry ensembles of old Hollywood femme fatales. In other words, they come with a generous side order of sass. They may have originally been worn with ankle-grazing frocks, ice skates and fur muffs, but in true 2019 style, the fashion crowd has enjoyed subverting the retro undertones and pairing theirs with light-wash denim, chunky jewellery and clashing prints.
The beauty of this coat trend is that it's available at every price point—from under £50 to over £500. Not only this, but it's also a style that lends itself to buying secondhand (which is always a big plus in our books). Who What Wear's Hannah Almassi found hers on Etsy, and to be honest, we can't tell the difference between her coat and some of the new designer offerings. Try scanning Vestiaire Collective, Etsy, Rokit or Oxfam to nab yourself a one-of-a-kind, vintage gem.