#HowToWearIt: Quilted Fabric
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The luxe sport trend has become engrained in today's fashion culture. One of the most prominent fabrics is the "puffer parade" that came down the fall runways. Designers such as Chanel (above, left), Miu Miu (above, center), and Opening Ceremony (above, right) expanded into new categories showing quilted separates, outerwear, and accessories in a variety of surprising colors.
You can elevate these pieces by pairing them with non-sporty items like luxe knits, leather and wool. When buying the quilted piece itself, look for well tailored outerwear and unexpected shapes like pencil skirts, fitted jumpers, and modern boots. This fabric is also functional since the insulation will help keep you stylish and toasty as the temperatures drop.
Get the look (clockwise from top left): Rebecca Taylor jacket, $429, rebeccataylor.com; Day Birger et Mikkelsen jacket, $392, net-a-porter.com; J. Crew jacket, $220, jcrew.com; United Colors of Benetton jacket, $120, benetton.com
Get the look (clockwise from top left): Topshop quilted sweater, $90, topshop.com; H&M quilted skirt, $50, hm.com; Topshop quilted pencil skirt, $200, topshop.com; Maria Calderara quilted t-shirt dress, $452, farfetch.com
Get the look (clockwise from top left): Marc by Marc Jacobs tote, $198, bloomingdales.com; BCBGeneration envelope clutch, $78, bcbgeneration.com; Thakoon Addition booties, $410, farfetch.com; Tory Burch sneaker, $123, toryburch.com
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