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3 Coats to Crave This Season

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3 Coats to Crave This Season

The Classic, The Standard, The Trendsetter

wool
peacoat
motorcycle
Living in Southern California rarely calls for a time when a winter coat is necessary. A jacket, a blazer or sometimes a light tweed coat are sometimes called into action for cooler, winter nights, but a heavy, winter coat is just something that we rarely see.

However, this winter I will be traveling a lot to areas where a coat is necessary, which is fine by me because there is a great variety to choose from in chic winter wear. You don’t have to look dowdy and shapeless to stay warm. Take a look at some of your winter coat options before deciding what your next purchase should be.

The Classic - The trench coat will never go out of style. Burberry really made a statement for this style of coat years ago in classic tan with their symbolic Burberry plaid lining. But you can get any color, any fabric and still look stylish. The belted waist is what makes the look a winner. It cinches in the waist creating an hourglass shape, showing off curves which is typically difficult to do in heavy wool.

The Standard - Everyone at some point in their lives has to have owned a peacoat. The peacoat is that go-to coat that looks fantastic on nearly everyone and can be found at a reasonable price at most stores. A black peacoat is a smart investment because it goes with everything, but if you want a more original look, go for bright cobalt blue or stark white this season. With the front buttons helping to create a structured look, peacoats are the way to go if you are unsure about what style of coat to get.

The Trendsetter - Want to add some edge to your outfits this year? A motorcycle jacket is just what you need. You can get the classic black leather with silver zippers or play on the trend and mix fabrics and colors. Right now stores are carrying colors like rustic red and mustard yellow versions of the jacket making them a perfect pick for fall. Wear with slim fit jeans and knee high boots and you’re set for a sleek, low-key look.

When choosing a coat, you will want to try several on. You want to make sure it fits in the arms, will fit over layers, and doesn’t make you look boxy. Once you find a coat style that works for you, decide if you want to stay with neutral shades or mix it up with a fun pattern or color. These three options are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to coat fashion. Which is your favorite?

Photo credits: ivillage.com

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Def want a moto jacket this yr!! Going to Chi-Town in 2 wks :) It'll come in handy! This comment has been removed.
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white looks nice and pretty!but i woud prefer th first oe i gues...:-) i luv it..thanks dear This comment has been removed.
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@swingstar Thank you! I don't miss the cold weather really, but I miss the cute coats. This comment has been removed.
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@silversong Agree! :) It's so beautiful though. Once I had a cream colored peacoat and wore it for a year in NYC - no amount of dry cleaning could return its original color. ;) This comment has been removed.
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Yeah. Guess i'm more of a black coat or motorcycle jacket type of girl. This comment has been removed.
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@silversong Heh. I didn't think about that until you said it, but dry-cleaners must love white coats. :oD I think the white one is more for fashion and warmth than a coat you would wear in stormy weather or outdoor outings. This comment has been removed.
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I don't know how anyone could wear that white coat. It'd have to have it dry-cleaned after every day I wear it. This comment has been removed.
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Awesome article! I wish I lived in an area where I could actually wear my coat. XD This comment has been removed.
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