In the dark

There’s a smart way to approach the herringbone and power suiting combination that, well, suits every kind of woman. Go completely classic and traditional in a blazer and straight-leg trousers.

Much has been written about “statement outerwear,” from blush peacoats to rainbow-striped furs and retro shearlings. The trend certainly isn’t going anywhere—we can thank Gucci for that—but there’s something to be said for a simple, decidedly unstylish coat.

Given the current political situation, “stayin’ alive,” or rather staying sane, is a complicated proposition; it necessitates some life, and dress, hacks. The unlikely pairing seems tailor-made for a woman who looks incredibly chic yet not overly corporate, a woman who is confident and powerful and ready to take on anything.

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The unlikely pairing seems tailor-made for a woman who looks incredibly chic yet not overly corporate, a woman who is confident and powerful and ready to take on anything. Shop all of the fleeces, puffers, and hoodies Vogue.com editors are buying now in the slideshow above.

Chalk it up to the Vetements effect, but we’re on the hunt for plain parkas, quilted puffers, and rain jackets that are completely lacking in bells or whistles.

On one hand, a basic coat often keeps you warmer than its fashion-y cousin (especially in February, when we’re schlepping through a blizzard at Fashion Week), but it also lets you wear something super-loud underneath, like a neon sweater or a wildly impractical party dress. Shop all of the fleeces, puffers, and hoodies Vogue.com editors are buying now in the slideshow above.

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