Outerwear Meets Southern Fried Fall Style

Winter has finally found its way to Texas which means that the time has come to retire the summer closet in my office and delve into the winter closet in my bedroom. This means that I can now begin getting the return on my investment in the coat and boot industries. Today’s focus is about flaunting your signature style through your outerwear choices. In a previous post,  In the Trenches- The Fashion Forward Guide to Choosing Fall Outerwear, ( https://myfashionforwardblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/in-the-trenches-the-fashion-forward-guide-to-choosing-fall-outerwear/ ), we explored how to choose the best fall outerwear, so today the topic is how to style what is available this season.

This one from New York and Company I love. It incorporates a classic trench cut with the current trends in colorblocking. It is featured here styled with denim for a casual day out, but you could just have easily paired it with trousers or cords for a warmer look. If you want to set yourself apart from the crowd (and I did) the coat also comes in a vibrant blue and black combination.

This piece I love and is one that I got on clearance last year at Macy’s which made it a steal. Look for end of season sales to stock up on classic pieces for the following year. Choose neutral colors so that you do not date your wardrobe. Avoid pieces that were the it color of the season even if they are a great deal. You will be less likely to wear those colors the next year.

This piece I picked up today at JC Penney (thank you hubby). It is another take on the classic wool winter coat. I was attracted by the faux leather detail around the pocket and the collar. Then, when I turned it around and found faux leather patches on the sleeves, it was full on love in the store. I almost reverted back to my classic childhood game of pay for this with me in it. You will be glad to know that I did restrain myself, but just barely. Look for items that have unexpected elements that will set you apart from the crowd.  So, for all of you are finally enjoying your much needed cool snap, do it in style and do it with outerwear.

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About @mfashforward

I am a fashion obsessed working mom of twin teenagers. I have spent my career in the retail industry dressing others on a daily basis. Now, I must strike a delicate balance by remaining fashion forward and having my teenagers still acknowledge my existence. Follow me on a journey into my fashion world.

Posted on October 28, 2012, in Fall, Fashion, Fashion Trends, Shopping, Style, Stylist and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. What fab coats. I like them all, but particularly the last one that has a military vibe. I love coats and hopefully this year will get some use out of mine. It has been far too warm here the last couple of years to get much use out of winter coats.

  2. jangrahammcmillen

    Here in the neighborhood (I’m in Western Arkansas) I’m with you in an outerwear frenzy now that the weather has turned. Coats and carbohydrates are my downfall. Love your choices and know you’ll enjoy the season more because of them!

  3. That JC Penney coat is just gorgeous!

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