There's a new way to look instantly on point and it doesn't cost a penny… When The Sartorialist, aka Scott Schuman, coins a trend, a new sartorial direction is officially born. Rewind to a mere few days ago when the prolific street style photographer captured a breakout styling twist at New York Fashion Week: trenches worn off-the-shoulder from one side only, with a little flash of lace bralette or camisole. This natty way to wear your overlays with what lies beneath peeking through is as cool as it is sexy. But other stars made a case for the look to not be limited to just the classic trench. (Prep your décolletage pronto.)
This double montage from Schuman’s Instagram account documents the look in all its simple, sensuous glory and has ignited a new way to tackle winter layering with a little trim of lingerie on display and, therefore, a bit of je ne sais quoi. Are we trialling it out at LFW already? Of course.
Either the streams of collective fashion consciousness were perfectly aligned, or word got out fast that one-cold-shoulder cover-ups are cool because a whole host of totally photogenic FROW attendees and models took up the look in their own inimitable way. From denim jackets to woolly coats, there's a whole world of shoulder-baring possibilities to explore here.
Style Notes: Let Gigi be your guide for cool-girl styling trickery in three simple steps: 90s sunglasses? On. Pout? Of course. One shoulder out? Done.
Style Notes: Button down to the bottom of your neckline, and move one shoulder of your jacket back for a peek-a-boo effect.
Style Notes: Go for the full one-sided shoulder robing technique and drape your oversize blazer just before its tipping point for extra style points.
Scroll down for our favourite cover-ups from the new collection, and get ready to show some shoulder!
Place this woolly wonder over one shoulder for a riff on the one-cold-shoulder trend.
The classic trench gets a style overhaul and some seriously cool detailing for those with a keen eye.
Fun and elegance in one cover-up. Hit the checkout now.
Even with one side off the shoulder, the cold won't get in with this Topshop Unique piece on.
Your trusty denim jacket may have to be archived for a while with this frayed, achingly cool MSGM number on the scene. Resistance is futile.
Will you robe your outerwear on one side this season? If so, let us know in the comments below!