Top 5 Outerwear Trends to Shop for 2018, According to Fashion Influencers

This frigid AF winter season calls for stylish outerwear to keep us cozy and warm. Before splurging on a pricey purchase, though, why not plan ahead with the help of a top fashion influencer? Trust us, it makes the process so much easier.

We’re still weeks away from Fashion Month’s February kick-off, which will unveil all the haute runway trends that our futures hold. But frankly, our everyday wardrobes call for comfortable coats, wearable jackets and the cold-weather RTW garments rocked by our favorite online fashionistas.

Thankfully, these fashion babes shared their favorite outwear trends to shop for flawless winter style. Among them? Brit + Co.‘s Senior Style Editor, Zoey Washington; a Paris-based fashion designer and founder of Laita BA-Paris, Luli Rodriguez Gugliotta; and three of our most-beloved fashion bloggers — Lily Sykora of The Afternoon Edit, Reese Nguyen of Oui to Weekends and Jill Lansky of The August Diaries.

Don’t miss out on what they had to say about their favorite winter style trends in outerwear!


5.) Luli Rodriguez Gugliotta, Fashion Designer: The Poncho

2018 Outerwear Trends - Poncho

Luli Rodriguez Gugliotta

Meet Luli Rodriguez Gugliotta, an Argentinian fashion designer and co-founder of the Parisian line of luxury handbags, Laita BA-Paris. Keeping with the traditional roots of her ethically sourced designs, Luli selected an outerwear garment with origins in her home country of Argentina: the poncho.

Luli explains: “My favorite fashion trend for 2018 is the poncho — a traditional garment from Argentina, my country, used by the South American cowboys, or gauchos. [Ponchos] are fashionable and comfortable, worn like a dress in the summer or like a coat in the winter.”

Expect to see many varieties of the draped garment this season, from formal capes in evening wear, to wrap-like styles of the bohemian staple item. Oh, and if you’re dealing with that East Coast chill, note that the snuggliest of the bunch are made of cashmere.

Shop the look: Urban Outfitters Nubby Poncho ($54), Urban Outfitters Houndstooth Brushed Poncho ($39)