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What To Look For In A Fall/Winter Coat

Celine Fall RTW 2014, Photo Courtesy Of: Style.com
Celine Fall RTW 2014, Photo Courtesy Of: Style.com

A coat is a big purchase.

They are more expensive than most pieces of you own, and you usually wear them for years. You really want to strategically and carefully pick out your coat.  I was recently at a Fashion Group International FALL FASHION Trends event and wanted to share some of the predominant outerwear trends with you.

Before I begin, I should say, don’t feel compelled to buy a ‘trendy’ coat. A well-made, classic coat is probably a smarter investment and one that you will wear for a long time.

That said, it’s always interesting to modernize your wardrobe and add some fresh elements to your look. A coat can elevate any day-to-day look. Think of it as the icing on the cake. Without it… the cake just doesn’t taste as good.

1) ROBE OR WRAP COAT

These are so chic, elegant and feminine. I absolutely LOVE the camel hair coat (above) by Celine. You can find one that is similar for a much more affordable price. Be sure to check my options below.

2) MOTO JACKET

This is a trend that started a few years back and is still going strong. If you want your jacket to last longer, look for a piece with fewer details and minimal hardware. I have a faux leather jacket I bought in Israel in 2010 and I STILL love it and wear it. Once you find one you love, buy it, and don’t look back!

3) CAPE

Here’s another piece that’s been around for a few years and is still incredibly sophisticated and chic. I wore mine throughout my pregnancy with my daughter and I still wear it today (well, not quite yet this season because it’s still 90 degrees here, but I plan to wear it when there is even a hint of a chill in the air.)

4) SHEARLING

If I were still living in upstate New York, I would be all over the shearling. Look for shearling details, like a collar, pockets or trim.

5) OVER-SIZED or COCOON COAT

This is a fairly new trend and I’m guessing that since it’s in the early stages, it’ll be here for a while. I can’t say it’s my favorite. I really like to highlight a woman’s body, but this coat has its benefits as it pretty much hides everything! Make sure you wear this piece with some tailored or fitted pants to offset the volume.

6) FUR

Whether it’s the real deal or a fabulous faux, fur is not going anywhere. This season, look for a fur with a print, or a bold color.

7) ANIMAL PRINT

It never goes out of style. It just happens to be very much on trend at the moment. Cheetah, leopard, zebra… pick an animal.

8) SHINY PUFFERS

Skip matte and opt for high gloss puffers this season. I always check to see what Moncler is doing with the puffer and then find a similar version for a much more affordable price.

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