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Hot Jackets and Coats for a Cool Winter!
This week I've decided to let you all in on what's hot and
what's not for
fall and winter jackets and sweaters. Though if I step outside
wearing a jacket I'd probably cry-it's 90 degrees! However I
know that the
weather is a little different for some of you and if not, then
hey, you can
never go wrong when you shop early!
Let's start with sweaters. Cardigans get cuter and cuter as
go by. Maybe you've noticed that designers are going a step
adding flowers, beads, and various fabrics. I personally love
creations and can't get enough of them, especially the beaded
ones. You can
dress up a simple dress with a cardigan or maybe just add a
colorful flare to
a T-shirt and jeans look. Either way cardigans are definitely a
to keep warm.
As I mentioned in last week's article, shrugs are one of the
editions to the fashion world. Unlike cardigans, shrugs only
shoulders. Though it is true, we girls suffer in the sake of
fashion but I
do not recommend choosing these cover-ups during a blizzard.
though to wear now while the weather is not so incredibly cold
that your nose
is turning blue.
Moving on to jackets...
The classic denim jacket is making yet another appearance in
history and like everything else, it's been revamped and updated
a little but
it's still the same old thing our dad's wore when they were
year the new look is dark denim and smaller, more fitted
jackets. Finding a
really nice one tends to be a little pricey but definitely worth
These adorable things are a fashion hit in my opinion. They're
paired with a skirt or a dress. Don't wear them with a pair of
are a different shade of denim. That is a fashion NO.
Also continuing it's run as a winter must-have is the
peacoat. I love
these little guys! They look great on anyone and with almost
They're also starting to appear in a variety of different colors
choose to stick with the basic navy blue or black. You may also
find them in
different fabrics as well; corduroy, the standard wool, etc.
This trend is a
universal look that both guys and girls are wearing. They're
great ways to
keep warm and still look great. Peacoats can be worn in a
"Felicity-inspired" look: the "Hi I'm just wearing old faded
sweater, and of course the peacoat with my hair tossed up in a
sloppy bun and
yet I still look great and Ben and Noel both want me!" Or...it
can be used
with a skirt or casual dress. No matter how you wear it, you'll
Also making an appearance this season are fur (faux of
coats. They come in a variety of styles but the major factor
is the fur
trimmed collar and sometimes sleeves. If you find the right
"dressed-up" coat can be a fashion hit. However, if you pair it
wrong ensemble you'll be a total mess. Remember, this is
somewhat of a
sophisticated look so try to pair it with a nice simple
get too crazy.
Well, that's all I've got for this week. If there's a
trend you'd like me to look into and perhaps feature in one of
articles, Let me know! Send your idea to us and I'll definitely
it! Now that you've got a couple of ideas on what's hot in the
sweater looks you should have no trouble finding something to
stay warm in
this winter. Have a great week!
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