Written and photographed for West Elm’s blog, Front + Main.
Forget sock boots and metallics—the hottest Fall fashion trend that we can’t get enough of is duvets. With a name derived from the French term for down—an allusion to the feathery material that typically fills them—duvets are customarily seen atop lavishly appointed beds and covered in all manner of beautiful fabrics. This season, they’ve come into vogue as a stylish garment—one that can be donned for practically any occasion. Need something to wear for gala season? Duvet. Going out for a quick lunch with the ladies? Duvet. Heading to an important business meeting? Yes way, duvet! While there are myriad ways to style this new wardrobe essential, here are 10 of our favorites.
The Ball Gown
The quintessential duvet look. Pair with the shoes and jewelry of your choice, or go without for a bold and minimal look.
The Chic Scarf
Make a statement when you hit the streets this fall by tossing your duvet around your neck. Added bonus: it will act as a stylish airbag if you end up tripping on the sidewalk.
Got a movie night planned with your SO? Go for this elegant seated look.
Bad hair day? No need to fret when you’ve got a duvet in your sartorial arsenal. Throw it right over your head to complete this mysterious femme fatale look.
Remember leg warmers? Try an au courant twist to the eighties trend by wrapping a duvet entirely around your lower body.
The Friday Night
There is no better way than to celebrate the end of the week than by wearing the season’s must-have item!
The Saturday Morning
Evidence that duvets are your closet’s most versatile item, they can seamlessly shift from day to night and back to day again!
The Coffee Line
Add a duvet to your day and dress up even the most quotidian tasks! This comfortable look will take you from grabbing your morning coffee to powering through a day at the office.
Favored by trend-setting avant-garde crowds, this look sees the duvet worn atop a sedentary body. Excellent for leisure activities.
The Midnight Snack
Stunning when bathed in the crystalline light of a refrigerator, this ravishing look will add a touch of intrigue to your late nights.