Tuesday, September 3, 2013

6 Un-boring Coats for Fall

Summer is almost over and, as always, I'm a little bummed. The colder months can seem so monotonous. The picnics are over, the warm weather is gone, and everyone gets back to the grind. Your wardrobe doesn't have to be that way, though, and you shouldn't ever feel like you're having to cover up your outfit just to stay warm. Your coat should be a part of the look! If you're tired of your cold weather outerwear, it's time to freshen things up. Here are six great pieces that will keep you both warm and chic.

1. Sleek & Minimalist
elizabeth lippman, coat, fall fashion

A collarless coat looks crisp and grown-up when paired with a preppy oxford. Think how much simpler wrapping a scarf will be as well! This wool coat from H&M is a steal at $79.95

2. Fall Colored
street style, candice lake, orange, burgundy, maroon, fall fashion, paris, fashion week
Photo: Candice Lake

On those dark days when you're just tired of the dreary weather, or your dreary outerwear, brighten up your outfit with a coat in orange, burgundy, or even mustard yellow. Try this orange blazer.

3. Oversized & Textured
coat, marled, street style, Stockholm street style, winter fashion, pattern mixing
Probably my favorite look for Fall is the oversized coat, especially in marled textures. It's subtly ridiculous and looks so good with other black and white patterns! The one shown above is available at Oasap.

4. Quirky & Detailed
street style, winter fashion, orange, candice lake, fashion weekpug, dog fashion, street style, vanessa jackman

If your outerwear boredom hasn't been solved, then experiment with crazy patterns and interesting details. A motojacket with contrasting sleeves might be the fix, or try one in banana print from Top Shop. If the banana pattern is a little too wild, go for something more abstract in black and white. It will be easier to coordinate. Zara has a gorgeous jaquard print coat for $119.

5. Relaxed in a cinch
happy honey and lark, new york, street style, fall fashion, anorak

If you live in a climate similar to Seattle's, you probably won't need a heavy coat till November or so. Until then, a curve-accentuating anorak will do just fine. This one has the cutest little polka dots both inside and out! It's only $53 at Romwomen!

6. Cape Flattery
cape, houndstooth, fashion, in style, fall fashion, fleur d'elise, pattern mixing
I've been wanting a cape for years. I had trouble finding the right fit, though. They always make me look huge or like I'm drowning (I'm not exactly that tall). One trick is to find the right length, or you can try a cape, like this sleek little number from Oasap, that has long lines and angles. Coupled with the gathered waist, these features mean you won't lose your shape.


Courtney Hayes said...

Great fall jacket inspirations! Love all your picks chica.

XO! Courtney


Lubka Christova said...

Might be boring on the hangers, but styled well they are really nice! :))


Amber Rathvon said...

These are such great fall coat picks! I especially love the polka dot anorak. =)


I hope you are having a great week so far!


Terri said...

First pick would be the cape!!!

And second pick, the banana jacket.

Thrifted Shift said...

The third one is my favorite!

Yan Zhang said...

Thank you ! Appreciate That!
Zhang Yan Romwomen

Tori Mistick said...

This is getting me ready for Fall! I can't wait to wear cute coats.

Love the doggy shot by the way!


Alys said...

Great selection! I too can feel a little bummed by the end of summer, but at the same time I love cosy jumpers, boots, and of course gorgeous coats.

Rachel Pheasant said...

I love the fall and winter, I feel like summer is too monotonous--to each their own! One thing I have always disliked though is coat shopping--until this year. I always felt like things never fit right but the oversized trend has done wonders for the coat industry now I keep seeing coats I want to buy but have to stop myself from doing it--so I don't risk being to excessive. Since you seem like a fan of the oversized coat trend too have you seen the Bex coat by Marc by Marc Jacobs? I found it at century 21 and it fits really nicely--you might want to check it out.


Arteresa Lynn said...

My faves are the color jacket and the cape. I'm excited to start wearing coats again!

I been obsessed with the last 3 dresses you posted. The silhouettes look great on you!


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