5 Ways to Wear a Classic Parka


Bundle up. The parka had a big presence on the Fall 2011 runways — from Rag & Bone to Altuzarra (left), the options on offer were a plenty. And with the likes of Phillip Lim, Jason Wu, and Alexander Wang all showing versions of the parka’s lighter-weight cousin — the anorak — for Spring 2012, it seems that sporty toppers are here to stay. See below for five stylish ways to wear yours, this Winter and beyond.

Warm-weather staples get Winter-ready with the addition of a leopard sweater and sheer tights.The honey hue of the coat adds a bit of romance — and makes the floral blouse pop — in this monochrome look.
Beyond basic. Casual classics are elevated with the help of a jaunty fedora and loads of fur.An oversized fur hood and a flouncy skirt lend glamour.
An earth-toned parka grounds this eclectic mix of color, print, and pattern.