To socialize or talk informally preferably over a drink. Word forms: 3rd person singular present tense hobnobs, present participle hobnobbing, past tense, past participle hobnobbed.
But honestly. Hobnob is a safe space for women who prefer iced coffee over a perfectly curated wardrobe. It’s a daycare center for women who are intrigued by trends, but also don’t care. It is an open bar for those who swear on vintage Chanel and whose pension funds hang in their closets.
It’s that time of year again. All your energy goes into one big decision that will effect the rest of your year and even the next. Designers all over the world asked themselves and their teams over six months ago: What will it be this time? Your mother, your friends, and maybe even your social media platform of choice keep on making to take a stand, to jump the fence. To decide. To decide which jacket or coat you will get for fall and winter 2022.
We don’t want to push you but to give you all the information you need to be able to make the best purchase. I am gonna start by saying that we have chosen to focus on shearling and leather jackets for this. Why? Because if you only get one jacket this season, make sure it has a leather effect or a (faux) fur detail.
If you know anything about Mrs. Prada you know she loves a good leather jacket. Ever since taking Prada from a luggage brand to a ready-to-wear brand, she has brought good coats and jackets in leather to the table, one more gorgeous than the other. For Prada Autumn and Winter 2022, she sent heavy long and short trench coats out the runway paired with mary-jane heels and party see-through skirts. Completely mouth-watering. If you can’t get your hands on this Prada piece, check out your nearest vintage store and add shoulder pads for the right boxy silhouette.
Shop the Prada Double-breasted Leather Coat in Olive Green
Did you know that By Malene Birger’s faux fur coat from the Autumn Winter 2022 collection is the most pre-ordered piece on Moda Operandi (the OG fashion trunk show platform) ever? This cow-printed leather jacket with a large collar from the Pre-Spring 2023 collection comes in both a long and short version and will for sure be just as sought after as its precursor.
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The 70s is always a good inspiration for coats. The silhouette is flattering and timeless, the materials are luxurious yet wearable. This Teurn take on the shearling jacket is a good option for the woman who is fully stocked on black outerwear and needs some color (yet not too bold) in her jacket wardrobe. It obviously goes well with black too though.
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One of my winter wear hacks is the fun coat. Not ha ha ha-fun, but the woman next to you on the bus rising her eyebrows-fun. This wool coat in logo jacquard from GANT brings your thoughts back to the 70s but in an updated version. The longer length makes it a bit edgier and the straight silhouette is a bit more contemporary than a typical 70s coat. Throw this on any outfit in mid-January and I promise an instant mood elevator.
Shop Gant G Monogram Jacquard Coat
I feel like a broken record by now, but I don’t know how to make this any more clear. You can basically take any classic jacket or coat this autumn, make it leather and it would make it to my list. Nothing adds that extra flare of coolness faster than a leather or leather effect jacket. This brown short peacoat option from GANT is simply gorgeous.
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The full-length leather coat is written into eternity with matrix, but when it comes to fashion the extra-long leather coat is mostly associated with the late 90s and early 00s. And if you know your Scandinavian fashion history you know that this was the big Filippa K era. That’s why I think this black leather darling is such a fun piece this fall. It also looks smashing on, but what else is new?
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Fanny Ekstrand is a writer, creative consultant and founder of Hobnob. She says she is the master of vintage shopping and knows all the pasta dishes in the world.
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