So let’s face it: Winter is coming. That doesn’t mean we all need to slump into a depression as we finally retire our favorite summer frocks. You can still look hot even in the midst of the coldest nights with these stylish jackets. But, with so many options, it makes picking your best look quite the arduous task. With a crash course in Winter Coats 101, you’ll up to speed in no time, and be on your way to finding your perfect jacket!
The Topcoat: An instant classic, and the best of the lot in terms of versatility. You can be daring and do a bright color, or stay cool with a neutral shade. Either way you choose, you won’t be disappointed!
Pair with a skirt, messenger bag and loafers. Or switch it up with skinny jeans and riding boots, whatever suits your fancy.
The Parka: The warmest of the bunch. Fur or no fur? That is the question when picking the perfect parka. These coats can look bulky, so make sure to find one with a defined waist, to ensure you don’t come out looking like the Staypuff marshmallow man.
Pair with cute top, skinny jeans, sporty boots and your look is complete!
Military: The new black. These coats come in many shades, and lengths. Score a killer look with a traditional long, green or tan jacket-they never go out of style!
The Lady Coat: For those of you who secretly wish we were living in the 1930’s, this look is for you. They’re soft, feminine and hug you in all the right places. Try a traditional grey, knee-length tailored coat-it goes with everything.
Leather: Can we really ever get enough leather? This time, it’s the hints of leather that are making the biggest statements this fall. It’s all about the detailing on collars, sleeves and side torso. Go for a coat with leather side paneling- instant slimming effect!
Pair with a sparkly dress and colorful heels. Voila!! Perfect date night outfit!
by Ashley Bard November 14, 2012