HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL!!!!!!
My favorite part of the weather getting cooler is jacket and coats. I LOVE a good wool coat. We can thank the stylist on the show Scandal for really upping the “coat game” this year. So much so that she and Kerry Washington designed a line of coats for The Limited that are ADORABLE. They’re available TODAY online and in stores.
If you’re going to get a new coat this year, the trends to look for when you’re shopping are:
Pastels: Think light pink, light blue and cream (or white depending on the shade)
Greys: Charcoal and light grey
Capes: Nope, I didn’t stutter. Wool capes are SUPER “in” right now aaaaaaand (bonus) they fit over every outfit and body shape. Très chic! I have a small light cape/trench and I wore that bad boy 9 months pregnant.
Shorter Sleeves: This only works with warm elbow length gloves. If you don’t wear the correct gloves, you don’t stay warm.
Cocoon Shapes: DVF just sent a ton of these down the runway. Think poofy that tapers back in at the bottom.
Belted Styles: Either something that comes with a belt, or something you belt yourself. If you do decide to belt a coat yourself, get a wide belt. A skinny belt on a large wool coat would look weird.
Be on the lookout. If you know you need a new coat, start looking. Figure out what your price range is and shop the stores within your budget.
Low ($50-$150): Old Navy, H&M, Khols, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, JCP
Mid($150-$350): Banana Republic, The Limited, Dillards, Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Zara
High ($350+): Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Barneys, Bergdorfs, etc.
The best time to buy a winter coat is actually in January/February, however keep an eye on sales. Some stores are having a fall promo right now that gives pretty decent discounts. Also, if you want one for Christmas, get it NOW (before they run out of your size) and have your loved ones store it for a few months.
Happy Fall! Go drink a Pumpkin Spice flavored beverage or something! :)