With this sudden cold weather that hit the East Coast after an unseasonably warm fall, I think there’s no time like the present to address outerwear. I went to school in New England and looking cute in my coat was my last thought when I had to walk to class in 30 degree weather. Now that I work in the city though, my whole outlook has changed. From early spring to at least early October Fashion Avenue is a runway. You can spot all of the trends of the season just by taking five minutes to grab a caramel machiatto at Starbucks. Then it gets cold and its seems like all the fun is over.
In all actuality, this is where a totally new type of fun begins. You start to see people make a statement with their outerwear. Whether it’s a fur vest layered over a leather jacket or a bright coat with a vibrant scarf, people are simply saying no to looking like a complete marshmallow through the fall and winter. Now don’t get me wrong there is a certain temperature where a down jacket that touches to your ankles is a need and a must, but don’t fall into trap of wearing it everyday. On those 40 or 50 degree days try some of these looks on for size!
Faux Fur Vest & Leather Jacket
Layer a faux fur vest over a leather jacket and you’ll immediately have the perfect easy going look!
Shaggy Faux Fur Jacket
Maybe you’re feeling glamorous! Try layering a turtleneck under a faux fur jacket. Throw on a wool fedora and some leather gloves and you’ll be good to go.
Personally, I feel like as far as prints are concerned there is nothing more classic than houndstooth. Try pairing it a brightly colored scarf and a fun floppy hat to spice it up a little.
Faux Fur Animal Print Coat
If you feel like channeling an old Hollywood starlet a faux fur leopard print coat with a pair of cat eye sunglasses is the perfect way to do it.
Don’t let the change in weather stop you from letting your inner fashionista shine! Use your outwear to express yourself. These are just a few of the number of ways you can do it.