I just returned from a warm and lovely stint in Southern California this week.
I left 70-degree days only to return to wind, gloom and high 50s, at best.
Ironically, this girl that craves warm weather also adores warm outerwear.
Aren’t I lucky since there is no shortage of coat-wearing days here in Nebraska?
With that said, let’s talk coat trends for fall and winter this year.
Ultra straight clean lines, sophisticated, wear with virtually anything.
Oversized, cinched waist, usually hooded, casual topper.
Full and fitted styles, shows off waistline, can even be the “main event.”
Banded cuffs and bottom, sporty, great with skinny black pants or boyfriend jeans.
Art for your body, comfortable, ideal for tall women who like to make a fashion statement.
Totally preppy, always a classic, perfect for the office or for the weekends with loafers and plaid.
Real or faux, don’t pair with anything too dressy, juxtapose with distressed denim and oversized tops.
Softer lines, feminine details, body-conscious fit that instantly adds polish.
9. Military Inspired.
Extremely tailored, gold buttons and epaulets add authentic detail.
Also known as “Moto” jacket. Short, fitted and adds a splash of tough to even the most demure of ensembles.
Shop these coats and more at Polyvore.com
As with all trends, wear what suits your silhouette best. For example, I wouldn’t wear an oversized style as it would drown my short frame and add bulk that I certainly don’t need.
Wearing a belted style may not be great for an apple-shaped woman, whose waistline may be the same size or bigger than her hips. In her case, a straight silhouette would create the illusion of a more proportionate figure.
Balance is the key to anything you wear.
Not all women can wear all trends.
Amy Grace is a part-time working mom with three children.
You can read her every Friday on momaha.
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