When workweek stresses outweigh your desire to plan out stylish outfits for the office, sometimes the best wardrobe staples to have on hand are those that you can quickly throw on and feel amazing in. Instant upgrades, if you will. These usually come in the form of something that’s versatile, flattering, and adds a certain level of polish.
After the recent couture week shows in Paris, we noticed a trend happening in street style that served this same purpose, so we knew we had to try it out. What was it? Silk robe coats! What’s more, these luxe pieces were more often than not being paired with a T-shirt and jeans—and it was incredibly cool. After taking note, we began to see more of these kimono-inspired jackets in the street style circuit, so we did what we do best: We rounded them up for you. See below for a look at how to style the piece, and shop our picks to try it out yourself.
Style notes: Try it with cropped flare jeans.
Gilda Ambrosio by Style du Monde
Style notes: Attico designer Gilda Ambrosio wears a belt bag over her long jacket.
Giorgia Tordini by Style du Monde
Style notes: This is one of the freshest street style photos we've seen in awhile.
Style notes: No wind machine needed—this piece is instant drama.
Style notes: An embroidered version reads extra special.
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Style notes: Test out one with buttons for a dynamic look.
We suspect we'll be seeing a lot more from this It brand.
A girl can dream, right?
Patchwork has always been a favourite detail of ours.
Simple and elegant.
Wear with an off-white slip dress and trainers.