Fall’s in full swing, and as the days shorten and temperatures drop, we can’t help but notice all of the cute coats on our morning commute.
To keep you warm on blustery days, we’ve picked our five must-have coat trends of the season. With just a few cold-weather add-ons, they’re perfect for trekking to work this winter, too!
The Short Peacoat
There’s nothing more effortless than donning a classic peacoat this fall. Freshen it up with a shorter version that pairs as perfectly with skinnies and booties as it does with slacks and pumps. When the weather cools down, throw on some muffs and quirky mittens to keep you warm!
The Bell-Shaped Coat
One of the biggest coat trends of 2013, the bell-shaped coat flares out from the shoulders down. To balance the oversized silhouette, stick with sleek pants, leggings, or tights on bottom. We love layering a chunky knit scarf and leather gloves for a winter-chic look!
The Fur-Hooded Parka
Military-inspired trends are huge this year, making the always-necessary parka even more necessary this season. To keep you warm into winter, make sure the hood is fur-lined, and don’t shy away from heavier versions or edgy updates like leather sleeves. Keep ears warm in winter with a slouchy beanie (and hood up!).
The Long Overcoat
If you’re in a formal workplace, a long overcoat is a sophisticated choice. It’s super easy to wear, and it’s perfect for sporting over dresses and swanky holiday attire later in the season, too. Just be sure to keep from getting lost in the fabric—look for cinched, fitted, belted waists to show off your shape.
The Jewel Tone Coat
While we love classic grays, browns, and neutrals, we’re all about adding a statement coat to our wardrobe for those standout moments. Our must-have hues? Jewel tones like cobalt, oxblood, plum, and emerald (the color of the year!). While a colored coat might not go with everything in your closet, it’s the perfect way to jazz up all of those dull-colored suits, sweaters, and slacks hanging around this winter!
Molly works in Indianapolis as a fashion blogger for Scarves Dot Net. When she’s not creating looks for less, she loves a healthy dose of retail therapy, getting creative in the kitchen, and spending time with her crazy (yet lovable) family. Follow her on Pinterest and Twitter @mtborter.More from this Author