Yesterday was the coldest day we’ve had here so far this fall. I love cold weather but I often have issues finding just the right coat to wear. Which brings me to what I believe may become an annual tradition: The Coat Countdown. Over the next little bit, I’ll be revealing my top 15 picks in this season’s outerwear.
Today, the focus is all about trends. There have been quite a few upgrades from the standard issue Old Navy pea coat from seasons past. Outerwear has taken on a whole new stylish look. The top trends this season (in my opinion) are Faux Fur, Plaid, Military and Boyfriend. Structured shoulders, cropped sleeves and metal hardware are also making their presence known again in this years looks.
This trend is not for the faint of heart. To avoid looking too Dynasty or Cruella de Vil-esque, couple your fur (faux of course) with casual. Light colored destroyed denimn and lightweight fabrics make great companions to this fancy throwback.
Plaid looks great almost any way you style it. From casual everyday jackets to super retro styled looks, the key to wearing plaid is to make sure it is the right size. Smaller, darker plaids will seem dressier and make you appear slimmer. Larger plaids infer a more laid back look.
The newest military styles involve loads of dressed up chain, badges and shoulder regalia. This look is perfect to pair with everything from party dresses to jeans and a white tee.
One of the most popular looks for fall, the boyfriend trend, is lingering into winter. Because of the oversized structure, boyfriend looks are best paired with very simple and slim fit pants and skirts. Make sure to add a girlie accessory to keep from feeling too much like your boyfriend!