As the rest of the world gear up for the cold weather ahead, my mind can’t help but adore my constant winter fashion favorite : the structured coat. Sure, looking at these images while it’s 35 degrees C outside can cause me to break out into a sweat but I can’t help but share some of the pieces from Jaime Ashkar’s Positive + Negative AW14 line. Chunky, voluminous and bold – not exactly the best combination of attributes when it comes to a dream date, but in a winter coat, you have me won.
Beautiful lines in textural wool crepe and cashmere injects a chic look with vibrant color into an otherwise cumbersome winter. The different lengths of crisp white, calming greys with popping tangerines and royal blues offer something for every spectrum of cold the erratic winter climate has to offer. This redeeming feature of numbing cold almost has me wishing for our winter days back but since we don’t even get to enjoy the whimsy of snow, I might just have to wait it out until next year.