Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Fall Fashion Trends: What Works- Cute Coats

I will not lie, I love coats. I already had 5 cold weather coats (not including a couple fleeces and 2 all-season trenches), when I was wasting some time browsing the Urban Outfitters store in Cambridge a few weekends ago and ended up caving on this beauty:

This coat has actually made me happy to hear that the temperature will be below 45. Not that happy, but a little bit.

I must not be the only coat-lover out there, because this season cute, interesting, figure-flattering coats are everywhere. If you've never paid much attention to your outerwear, now is the time to try something new. You'll be amazed how great it feels to wear something equally functional and fashionable, and so many of this season's coats look just as great with a sweater and jeans as with a cocktail dress.

Keep in mind, a good coat should last you at least a number of years, so be prepared to pay in the $100-$200 range.

If you're looking to invest in just one nice winter coat that will go with everything, get a longer coat (knee length is most flattering) in a more traditional style, like a peacoat or a trench.

Anything with a tie belt or vertical lines down the front (like in the picture above) will make you look slimmer.

Also, Loehmann's always has a ton of great coats that are majorly discounted, so they should be your first stop.

Here are some great coats from $60-$250:

Classic styles:

Nine West Seam Peacoat
Via Spiga Petite Black Wool Walker Coat

Guess Wool Blend Vintage-Inspired Tweed Coat

bebe Swing Coat

American Eagle Graduate Peacoat

Rampage Wool Three Quarter Length Coat with Hood

Guess Wool Blend Walking Coat with Snap Front

Marvin Richards Wool/Cashmere White 3/4 Coat

Larry Levine Wool and Cashmere Blend Toggle Coat

Funky Styles:

Gap Mod Military Coat

Gap Tie Car Coat

Nine West Sunburst Down Jacket

Susina Babydoll Coat
Banana Republic 3/4 Sleeve Coat

Halogen Military Coat
Kenneth Cole Reaction Cashmere Blend Coat

DKNY Tweed Trench Coat

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the Rampage Wool 3 quarter coat. Another great place to find cute coats that you didn't mention is Their Washable Suede Jacket is so adorable if a person is intrested in a short coat. The Jacket with the Faux Fur Ruffle is great if a person wants a longer length. They have a variety of styles and are reasonably priced.