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How to Wear Teddy Pieces This Fall and Winter

You probably saw that one picture from Max Mara’s fall 2019 show, of three models walking side by side down the runway wearing bold monochromatic looks, each centered around a teddy coat, that was shared widely on social media. (#CozySquadGoals.) It wasn’t just a striking image—it was confirmation that our collective love of teddy, which had already been going strong since 2018, would continue well into 2019.


It wasn’t just Max Mara: Michael Kors, Coach, Sandy Liang, Veronica Beard, and other designers incorporated the cozy fabric into their fall collections. Meanwhile, the fashion crowd was being photographed wearing teddy jackets in every color, print, length, and shape; some even raised the stakes with teddy accessories, from bucket bags to bucket hats.

If you’re looking for a master class on how to wear teddy pieces this fall and winter, look to street style to guide you.

Christian Vierig

We’ve pulled up some choice lessons from the fashion flock… Starting with Teddy Coat 101: Opt for an oversized, colorful overcoat you can wear over anything and everything—jeans, suiting, dresses, etc. Keep your bag and footwear minimal. A quilted clutch and black booties do the trick.

Christian Vierig

A neutral-colored teddy coat is great for mellowing out louder pieces, like camo-print trousers. (Plus, it’ll help certain prints feel more wintry.)

Melodie Jeng

You can also use a teddy jacket to soften other types of fabrics and textures, like leather.

Edward Berthelot

An alternative to classic Winter Whites, try by pairing different neutral and cream shades together, starting with a cozy teddy coat in a milky shade.

Christian Vierig

Think beyond outerwear for ideas on how to wear teddy fabrics. There are a ton of cute bags and even hats fashioned out of the plush material—and the’ll look great with your favorite knits.

Christian Vierig
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