Revolutionising the basics

Chill is in the air and those desires to snuggle up are starting to kick in. The days may be shortening but the street style is certainly trending in our favour. What’s so hot out on those streets you may ask? It’s the appeal for blankets. Yes, blankets! Something so ordinary has swaddled the models and wrapped the must haves for this season.

With the summer cooling off, the ‘blanket coat’ is sizzling hot off the runways. The fashion gods have rested – this uneven wrap sweep is a fashion must have for AW14. Ever had those days where you wished you could snuggle under your blanket all day long, well the blanket coat trend will fashionably allow for those days once the cooler weather sets in.

The AW14 runways reigned with high fashion, from sleek tailoring to sharp edges, from playful crops to bold fabrics. However, the unique layering, utilising what appeared to be a blanket seems to have taken the trophy at gold. From Chloe’s snowy white wrap to Burberry’s colour block ponchos to Roberto Cavalli and Sacai’s playful print cape, this fresh take on wraps has taken its audience with amazement. Fresh off the runways and making the cut in luxury gloss magazines, it’s evident that blankets are no longer for bedtime only.

Wear it as a simple wrap or an elegant fabric fall, the casualness of this layer makes it super playful. It allows for wrapping up a slim mini or a tasteful layer over trench, the blanket coat is a multi-season, all weather wrap. Oh but don’t fret boys, the blanket is not exclusive to girls. This not so ordinary blanket makes a formidable accoutrement when paired with a cashmere jumper.

The American socialites, Brit’s ‘it-girls’ and Hollywood hunks have already got their paws on these snuggly must haves, so get inspired! The blanket wrap is interesting, playful and yes, warm! This fashion frenzy may not be tailor-made but is certainly anything but boring.

It’s no secret that blankets keep you warm, so why not take this bed time trend along on a street style stroll?! You might just meet your season’s favourite closet must have.

I know what I’ll be wearing to snuggle up this cold season, do you?