Be Happy, Feel Beautiful
Fall is finally here, and that means coat season has arrived. For coat lovers, the dropping temperatures are just an excuse to wrap ourselves in the season’s most stylish trenches and pea coats, and the best ones keep us both warm and looking fantastic. Picking the right coat makes staying well-dressed all the easier, since a great coat draped over even a drab outfit instantly picks it up.
Fighting cold doesn’t have to mean hiding inside a shapeless blob. For high style this season, I recommend timeless classics: the pea coat and the trench coat. Whether rocking a militant edge in double-breasted or a ladylike air in single-breasted style, Belles will find that fall can be the most fashionable of seasons. Here’s a selection of this year’s hottest — and warmest — styles.
Pansy Corset Dress by Anthropologie: Take the cooler weather by storm in Anthropologie’s intriguing take on the trench. In fiery red or beige with quirky flowers, this coat is even classier and more feminine when viewed from the back, where it breaks the mold and gives its wearer a perfect fit with lovely corseting. Love it? Hurry up: if you order it by October 9, you’ll receive a 30% discount and get it at $138.60.
Double-breasted Woolen Walker Coat by Burlington Coat Factory: Turn to the humble but huge Burlington Coat Factory for affordable style. This wool-blend coat is sure to up the temperature, so it’s no wonder if you’re feeling all warm and fuzzy inside after checking it out. The belt gives it a feminine flare. $79.99.
Pleat-back Wool-blend Peacoat by Express: Can’t get enough of gorgeous girly styles? This pea coat will not only warm you with a wool blend, the pleat detail in the back is sure to charm you. Comes in five fabulous colors. Good luck picking just one! $168.00
Breast Cancer Awareness Trench Coat by Forever 21: A coat with a conscience? So many products are going pink for breast cancer awareness, and Forever 21 has joined in with their peppy pink trench. 10% of the purchase price will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. On top of that, it’s simply adorable! Feel great about yourself and the way you look. $29.80
Coat by H&M: It may have a dull name, but nothing else is dull about this flared, plaid number by H&M. Combining two timeless trends, plaid and the trench, this coat embodies elegant fall style. And as a Swedish company, H&M is bound to know something about fighting the cold. Also available in black. $99.
With so many killer coats available this year, there’s no reason to feel frumpy in a boring fall coat. The fitted lines and feminine silhouettes of the trench and pea coat ensure that you combat the frigid temperatures while looking awesome. Spice up these classics with vibrant colors and interesting patterns. Enjoy fall!