Fall Jackets 2012

Fall Jackets 2012
River Island green blazer, $57 / Ted Baker bright blue blazer, $405 / Biba fake fur coat, $205 / Blonde + Blonde leather biker jacket, $81 / Plein Sud Jeanius one button blazer, $510 / Sass & Bide

It’s that time of the year! As the air grows chilled, its time to pile on the layers to stay warm, and bust out your favorite jackets and the sidewalk’s your runway. The Revival Outpost has compiled some of the hottest jacket trends of fall this year, so you are always looking hip and fresh, and never bored with your layering!
1. While leather jackets are an american classic, this season is all about the extra bells and whistles and the best jackets have been amped up style wise. Look for jackets with studs, embellishments or textures like the jacket above.
2.The hot peplum jacket silhouette of spring transfers brilliantly to autumn, with a unique structure for your jacket that’s edgy and retro. Instead of the pastel hues formerly popular, go with a bright jewel blue or purple for fall.
3. Androgyny is the prodigal darling of fashion. A beautiful woman in menswear is a look that always catches attention (think Annie Hall or Grace Jones) and coveys confidence and power. Look for Blazers in men’s cuts, pinstripes and piping will make sure your feminine figure isn’t forgotten.
4. Fake fur coats are more fun with animal prints. The look is nostalgic , but leopard or cheetah prints make it youthful, and funky. Pair with black jeans and combat boots for a rock star look.
5. Sequins are amazing. Literally anything they are on is awesome, and New Orleans is a lovely place where you can where them anytime, anywhere. However, to differentiate your sequin coat from a mardi gras costume, look for a jacket like the one above that plays with patterns as well as sequins.
6. Geometric prints are all over the stores and runways this fall, but to take a more hip approach, get these prints in polka dots for a more mod 70s looks than 80s loud. Especially non-black/white polka dots, look for dots in green, yellow, or blue. For a low-key look, pair with some vintage black jeans, or go loud with thrifty 70s plaid pants.

Bat for Lashes

Bat for Lashes

 

One of my biggest all-time style inspirations is Natasha Khan, or better know as her musical counter-part Bat for Lashes.We both love whimsical things: fur, gold, melody, the moon, feathers, things that sparkle, chords that resolve. Since she began recording and performing as Bat For Lashes a few years back, Khan has loosely assembled those things around her person like so many thrift store trinkets. Her aesthetic is such a perfectly struck balancing act between earth mother hippie mystic and post-modern Gen Y art student, it strikes you as a fashion feat.

 
What makes her style so wonderful, however, isn’t the wide spectrum of looks she incorporates, but rather the effortless way she seems to streamline all of the influences that inspire her into a style that is distinctive and original. So pile on those feathers, glitter, and sequins!