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MORE THAN
A COAT

by EVA GERALDINE FONTANELLI 

Oversized coats, conspicuous scarves and maxi earrings: tips from the Elle Stylist and Fashion Editor for making this season's trends your own

When we meet her, the first thing she says is: "I’ve just bought a fabulous oversized coat. I love it. It’s like a giant cloud!" In 50 minutes of chatter about outerwear and seasonal trends, stylist and influencer Eva Fontanelli enchants us with her constant references to luxurious fabrics, new cuts and shapes we should try. She gave us insight into what to buy (and what to dig out of the closet) for this season. 
MIU MIU
 
I would keep all the classic coats – they are wardrobe essentials! Padded down jackets are back in vogue, so anyone who has kept them since the ‘80s can finally dust them off and bring them back out of the closet. They are perfect for a more casual look, worn with jeans and a sporty top or a graphic T-shirt. 
WHAT TO DIG OUT FROM LAST YEAR
PHILOSOPHY
di ALBERTA FERRETTI 
EVENING ESSENTIAL
 
I usually recommend clean and feminine lines, like an understated duster coat or a short satin coat, accessorized with a nice pair of big earrings. As a final touch: a pair of lacquered boots and a clutch bag, embroidered or with a contrasting texture. I would particularly suggest coats embroidered with sequins and lurex as well as laminated or even hand-painted fabrics.
COOL DETAILS 
 
I like the maxi-scarf accessories you can wear rolled up but on display. I prefer them to the more subtle, concealed scarves. For example, heavy knitted woolen scarves combined with more minimal coats, or super bright scarves worn with something contrasting: like the blue coat and striped scarf combination. Another cool detail to wear with a coat has to be a hat, perhaps in a fun color or with a lacquer effect.
 
MISSONI
ROGER VIVIER
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO
WHAT TO DIG OUT
FROM LAST YEAR
I would keep all the classic coats – they are wardrobe essentials! Padded down jackets are back in vogue, so anyone who has kept them since the ‘80s can finally dust them off and bring them back out of the closet. They are perfect for a more casual look, worn with jeans and a sporty top or a graphic T-shirt. 
ARMANI JEANS
ALEXANDER WANG