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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bundle Up!

This week's cooler weather has us thinking about coats for Fall!  There are so many fun options out there, in different styles, colors, and fabrics.  For some reason, we always gravitate towards pretty coats when we are shopping- here are some we gravitate towards online!

The fun canary yellow of this JCrew coat is perfect!  We think you could wear yellow with just about anything, and it is definitely a welcome splash of color for fall and winter.  The gold hardware is the icing on the cake- we love the big buttons!  And we have to acknowledge the quality of JCrew coats- one MoS girl has been wearing her doublecloth lady coat for almost 10 years, and it still looks brand new!!




A shorter coat is so nice when you are running around town, getting in and out of the car.  A basic black peacoat is definitely a wardrobe staple, and we love the added bands around the wrist (is there a name for those?). 



Toggle coats remind us of our childhood and Paddington Bear (in a good way!).  This gray coat from Banana Republic looks a bit shapeless in the picture, but we checked it out at lunch and it really is cute in real life!!



This short salmon-colored wool coat is so fun!  The hood is such a cute (and practical!) detail, and we love the contrasting lining too!




Buffalo plaid is so American and so cute for Fall!  Reminds us of Ralph Lauren (the fancy label) without the RL price tag!



If you don't want to splurge on an expensive coat but want to add some color to your Fall wardrobe, this Old Navy short coat is a great option!  Once again, we love the hood, and it reminds us alot of the JCrew coat above.  You could easily swap out these buttons for something more eyecatching like gold, to totally change the look of the jacket (and make it look fancier than ON Couture)!


Old Navy Hooded Wool Car Coat, $80


Speaking of Old Navy, we have not actually seen this coat in person, but have seen it online a bunch and have to say it looks uber-sophisticated for costing only $99. Has anyone checked this out?



I have bought a few leather jackets in the past, but there was always something about them that I didn't love (too boxy, too long, too stiff, etc).  But this one from the Gap looks just about perfect.  The assymetrical cut adds interest, and the caramel color looks just perfect!



This shearling coat from Diane von Furstenburg is fitted yet free-flowing at the same time.  We love the color, and we love the idea of a coat made of soft, very thin shearling.  Not the big shapeless clunkers you see at Orvis.  The nipped waist makes this look super flattering and feminine.  For the record, we would advise against wearing it with shiny pleather pants!



Houndstooth has to be one of our favorite patterns of all times.  Especially when it is a big oversize houndstooth like this coat.  We like gray as an updated alternative to the traditional black and white, and this coat is perfect for those days when you find yourself wearing black with black with black.



If you need a basic black 3/4 length coat, this one does the trick!  The collar and girly shoulders are so so cute and really make it unique.  The price seems high for Anthro, but maybe it will go on sale.



Metal placket detailing and long bell sleeves put this black coat on our short list!  It's details like that that really set this coat apart from the rest. 



Leave it to Target to design a plaid trench for such a great price!  We would never guess in a million years that this was $40 Merona and not $1400 Burberry.



The fabulous rows of buttons on this Kate Spade coat give it a military style with a feminine twist.  We love it all buttoned up, styled almost like it is a dress. 




The funnel neck and shortened bell sleeves make this Burberry coat so interesting!  We love the patent leather trim and the big rounded buttons.  Just add some long gloves in a fun color!



You can't go wrong with the classic Burberry check.  We love how Christopher Bailey has modernized the traditional plaid with this gray degrade color scheme.  FAB!



No trip to NYC is complete without stopping in Searle to check out the pretty coats.  They are having some fabulous sales right now online, so definitely check it out!  We love the colorblock pattern here in black and red, and the big collar means you don't have to wear a scarf!



Canadian-based Mackage makes some fabulous (and warm!) coats.  It's hard to see from this picture, but this coat is a black on black plaid with an adorable tie-neck.  It's cute and fun and feminine!




Ruffles always make us happy!  The model here looks a bit awkward, but we have seen this coat in real life, and it is so unique and gorgeous!  And the camel color is perfect with jeans and black!



Every girl needs a red coat!  This Tory Burch red coat with gold hardware is so elegant!  It would transition perfectly from work to dinner to even Saturdays in jeans. 






For any mamas to be, we think this red coat from Old Navy is adorable!   I just ordered it and am hoping it will be cute in person! (hopefully the oversized collar will offset my oversized tummy....)



Are you buying a new coat this fall?  Tell us about it! 

7 comments:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I can't believe that the coat from Tar-jay is only $40! Love me a bargain.

Jaime said...

Love nearly all of them... can never have too many coats! Esp loving the JCrew yellow!!!!

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

Toggle coats are my favorite look for fall. Anthropologie wins the coat award in my opinion - I want that salmon-colored toggle! And FYI - check out French Connection. They have some really cute pieces too!

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

Great selection here! I am loving the JCrew coat! The yellow is so much fun!

So glad I found your lovely blog!

xo,
Crystal

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

I was going to update my old J.Crew coat with another from J.Crew, but may have to reconsider after seeing the uh-maze-ing coats from Anthro. Love that Milly one too. Cute post, gals!

central bark designs said...

I admit it. I have a problem with coats. LOVE COATS. Can't stop buying coats! Was all set to buy a cute little number from Ann Taylor (blue/black - swing with bell sleeves)....then the new Talbots cataloge showed up and there is a beautiful robin's egg blue wrap coat. Elegant. Classic. But the color gives it a fresh update. I CAN'T DECIDE!!!!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Love coats and this was a timely post. It was so cold today. Black Burberry swing was my favorite.

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