Earlier in the week Alexa Chung was on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to promote her latest TV project, 24 Hour Catwalk. Alexa’s interview was actually pretty good (you can watch it HERE) and I forgot how much I like her when she’s just chatting away. But obviously I was more interested the silver Marc Jacobs spring 2012 coat, which she was wearing as a dress, than hearing about her new show.
Wearing your coat as if it’s a dress is the new hot thing. It was seen all over the Spring Summer 2012 runways and now that Alexa’s also rocking the look it really will explode into “mega-trend” status. But you can’t just wear any coat as a dress. Oh no. It has to be an ultra-fashion coat; so look for print, satins and silks, embellishment, bright colours, feathers, lace, brocade and an interesting mix textures.
Prada, Giambattista Valli, Marni, Nina Ricci, Marc Jacobs, Christopher Kane and Jil Sander should act as your coat dress inspiration. Either wear with black tights, like Alexa, or brave a bare leg.