Friday, October 28, 2011

Five Hottest Winter Coat Trends

Bundle Up In Style
By guest blogger @lindsayleboyer, Lindsay LeBoyer

Combat the winter blues with a fashionable and functional coat! This season, designers and retailers are offering a colorful palette, rich textures, and stylish silhouettes. No matter what your style, there's surely something that suits your climate and your budget.

The Puffer
Rugby Down Jacket $278
A warm puffer jacket is essential for chilly mornings. This olive toned, down jacket from Rugby Ralph Lauren is the perfect hue to complement your end-of-fall ensembles.

The Cape
Zara Poncho Coat, $129
This wine-colored piece from Zara plays off the hottest coat silhouette of the season- the cape. Throw it over a pair of jeans for a look that's instantly chic.

The Peacoat
Anthropologie, $198
Peacoats are always a classic. This one from Anthropologie has toggle closures for a luxe feel, and a very McQueen-esque tartan print.

The Pop of Color
Asos A-line coat, $161
Colorful outerwear is all the rage this season! Get in on the trend with this adorable turquoise coat from ASOS. You can count on it to brighten up even the gloomiest of slushy mornings.

The Aviator
Michael Kors, $285
Stay tough this winter with a (faux) sheepskin aviator jacket from Michael Kors. The lining will keep you toasty warm while buckles on the collar bring edge to your look. 

If mass market fashion is not your thing, go vintage or handcrafted with a coat from etsy. 
Which style coat will you be wearing this winter?

Lindsay in her favorite fur-lined
winter parka
Lindsay LeBoyer is an intern at Schulman Art. She writes a fashion blog called The Style Child.

mentioned in this article: @schulmanArt, @lindsayleboyer, @RugbyRL, @ZARA_US, @MichaelKors, @Anthropologie,  @ASOS,