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The bomber jacket has re­cently taken over the fashion world, sported by ev­ery­one from Kanye to David Beck­ham. No longer con­fined to its mil­i­tary roots, it’s been re­worked, edged out and femmed up, and the re­sults are glo­ri­ous. This sea­son the bomber jacket is less about the clas­sic sil­hou­ette and more about the de­tails. Look for em­broi­dery, se­quins, and in­ter­est­ing tex­tiles and colours. Clas­sic black and mil­i­tary green bombers will never go out of style, but don’t be afraid to go bold with pink satin, hound­stooth prints, jacquard or glit­ter­ing se­quins.

One sur­pris­ing re­turn to fashion grace is the hum­ble puffer jacket, res­cued from the at­tic of cou­ture cast-offs, and re­turned to its for­mer ’90s glory – with a chic twist. The puffer has run the gamut of fashion favour, but be­hold, fashion de­sign­ers and pop stars have brought the puffer back into the cat­walks. Raf Si­mons’ Fall col­lec­tion fea­tured shiny metallics, while Ella Boucht’s over­sized baby-pink vel­vet puffer got the ul­ti­mate seal of ap­proval: be­ing worn by Ri­hanna.

If you’re look­ing for a more for­mal, pol­ished style, you can never go wrong with a clas­sic mil­i­tary coat. Un­like pre­vi­ous it­er­a­tions of this trend that seemed plucked di­rect from the army sur­plus store, this sea­son’s coats are in­spired by 18th cen­tury Bri­tain and France. Strong and sharp, th­ese coats are not only tai­lored to a point, but they’re also beau­ti­fully em­bel­lished with epaulettes, brass but­tons, rope trim and even some crys­tal bling. The mil­i­tary coat can be paired with lit­er­ally any­thing. Dolce and Gab­bana teamed their be­jew­eled jack­ets with silk track pants, while Christo­pher Bai­ley lay­ered his over a glit­tery party dress, so go nuts mix­ing and match­ing trends.

Capes are also back in this win­ter, both full-length and mini capelets – and for those days when you need just a dash of drama, the lat­ter should do the trick. A Detcher added capelet de­tails to cardi­gans and jumpers, while MSGM was all about short capes with cowl necks and hoods. Burberry, mean­while, com­bined two trends in one, and fea­tured mil­i­tary capes in their col­lec­tion.

In the mar­ket for a rain­coat that’s equal parts chic and func­tional? The patent leather (or pleather) trench coat is here to save you. Many de­sign­ers fea­tured the shiny ma­te­rial on their run­ways, with Proenza Schouler adding fur-trims to their de­signs, while Beau­fille and Philos­phy di Lorenzo Ser­a­fina played with bold hues, like fire-en­gine red and grape pur­ple. Dior and Si­mon Miller kept the pal­ette more clas­sic with black, but added state­ment cuffs and over­size lapels to el­e­vate this clas­sic shape into high fashion. Look for a slightly matte fin­ish to make your trench look more ex­pen­sive, and get ready to feel very con­fi­dent about spilling things – you can just wipe it down and you’ll still look like per­fec­tion!

Don’t for­get your scarves, gloves and hats, and you’ll look cool while keep­ing warm, all win­ter long.

Win­ter has arrived and it’s time to in­vest in some snug cloth­ing. Roe McDer­mott shows you how to be weather-ap­pro­pri­ate while still sar­to­ri­ally on-point.

Clockwise from top left: Teens Navy Vel­vet Puffer Jacket €44.99, New Look.

Mil­i­tary green coat €100.00, Deben­hams.

Khaki satin baseball cap €9.99, New Look.

Cape with bow €75.00, Deben­hams. Pink Gloves, J by Jasper Con­ran €16, Deben­hams. Mon­soon Naomi Feather Jacket €149.00, Mon­soon.

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