Atrocious weather fashion newsflash: The pre-fall collections have spoken and wearing a blanket as a look is now OFFICIALLY allowed.
Of course, behind closed doors this winter it’s been my default uniform anyway. But now I have sartorial permission to leave the house, and go beyond Londis.
What’s that you say? Can it be a slanket? I’m afraid that a Chanel, Chloe or Stella McCartney label would fair better on the slumming barometer so don’t get too cosy just yet.
On the plus side though, blanket dressing (of the high-end variety) is really the closest you can get to the sofa and still look relatively chic. I mean, Canada Goose has its place on location but can feel a bit too utilitarian when you touch down for that all-important meeting in zone one.
Russian Tatler Ed and stylist, Anya Ziourova (below, right) shows us how it’s done in the real world by adopting Chloe’s blanket coat for a dramatic sweep of ingénue brightness.
Not in the mood to make a statement? Blanket dressing is versatile. Stella McCartney showed an easy girl-about-town (below, left) and Chanel harnessed the trend (below, right) to counter eveningwear with slouchy nonchalance.
Blanket dressing is the outerwear antithesis of the tailored dress coat. Warm, practical and infinitely modern. Just wrap and go.