With brisk winds and crunchy leaves everywhere you turn, the beginning of October signals one thing, it’s time to start shopping for a great jacket. Here’s a list of the most practical and trendy choices for this season:
Warm, comfortable, and easy to slip into and out of, the cape-style coat holds great potential for fall 2010 as well as winter. Originally spotted on runways last season, the cape is quickly turning into a fashion staple which can be worn for years to come.
The colour promises to be fall’s most popular neutral so far. Camel-coloured wool coats and jackets are fashionable as well as practical, and the warm, rich colour is perfectly at home on double-breasted pea coats. The classic shade flatters a variety of skin tones and is ideal for any occasion, whether it’s dinner out with friends or a casual walk downtown.
The belted three-quarter trench coat is coming back and better than ever before. Trench coats, with their air of mystery and sophistication, look fabulous in basic beige or in wilder styles such as bold zebra prints. The waist-cinching belt offers a slimming silhouette, the bold buttons are eye-catching, and the coat’s large pockets can hold everything from a cell phone to coin purse. To combine great style with a popular hue, try shopping for a camel-coloured trench..
The aviator jacket
Cropped and form-fitting in contrast to the longer coats seen at fashion shows for 2010, the aviator features a leather exterior with a shearling lining and details. Large collars and asymmetric zippers were popular as part of the Burberry collection, adding a modern twist to an old favourite.
Featuring delicate round metallic buttons and a sharply tailored design, the military trend is evident in this fall’s outerwear. Navy blue, camouflage green, and dark grey are all the rage this season.
The princess seam coat
With feminine touches such as a nipped-in waist, skirt-like hem, high ladylike collar, or ruffles, the princess coat is determined to make you look like royalty. Great for a formal evening out, they are available in gorgeous jewel tones or neutrals, and add an elegant vibe to your fall wardrobe.