Sometimes you want warmth and comfort without actually investing in a full-on coat-coat. Or maybe you live in an area that doesn’t get as cold as the rest of the country (lucky you!). If so, a sweater coat might be the right way to go. Sweater coats are a nice alternative to a traditional pea coat or puffy topper, and are versatile enough to be worn inside and out. Check out our favorite sweater coats after the jump!
Want to be a stylish superhero this fall? Reach for a retro cape coat! They’re cute, cozy, and look especially awesome with skinny jeans and boots, which happens to be my fall uniform. I found 10 fabulous cape coats in a variety of cuts and fabrics, starting at just 27 bucks. Click through to check ‘em out!
Okay, so it seems like spring is actually coming. We’ve had a few false starts (i.e. the entire winter), but now March is upon us and it’s only a matter of time before we’re breaking out those bathing suits. Just kidding, I won’t be because I hate swimming. I will be breaking out my … cutoffs.
Anyway, we’ve come to that sort of in-between stage where it isn’t truly warm yet you’re still sweating in your peacoat after a few blocks. This is where lightweight outerwear comes in. You can add hefty layers beneath it for warmth on cooler days or boil it down to just a T-shirt on warmer ones. Airy jackets were made for this purpose: the piece should casually wink at early springtime, but it shouldn’t make things traumatic should you get caught in serendipitous downpour (no silk!). Without further ado, here’s my roundup of seven buoyant layers perfectly suited for this transitional time.
Winter manages to waffle somewhere between being my favorite season and my least favorite all at once. I don’t know how this can be. I think I love the idea of it — a fresh layer of snow on the ground, logs on the fire, the omnipresent holiday spirit… I can’t stand fingers numb with cold, a red and runny nose, or the ache in my ear canals from the bitter wind. I don’t even have a fireplace. In actuality, I only really love winter from the safety of my bed. Even better, it’s a safe justification for thinly masked laziness. This winter, though, I have other plans. I’m going to remain fully functional (maybe not as easy as it sounds) and stave off the ten to fifteen pounds that beg to descend upon me every December. These cold weather accessories, namely all things scarf, snood, and shawl, are going to make it possible.
Jeggings. Shooties. Jorts. So many hybrid fashion terms, too little time after shopping to memorize them. It’s okay, here’s one worth remembering — FLASHION. That when flash sales occur on hot fashion items allowing shoppers the opportunity to grab them before sell out at a major markdown. Gap is having one a Flashion sale of their own this Saturday March 5th — in-store shoppers will be able to grab this Soft Trench for only $50, nearly $40 off the retail price of $89.95, and just for that one day. But like Veruca Salt, do you want in nowwww — and for free? We’re giving away a Soft Trench to one super lucky reader!
WIN THIS! Tell us in the comments what the most ridiculous fashion hybrid item (a la jeggings) you could imagine would be — and what it would be called. For example, BRADIGAN: a bra that buttons in the front like a cardigan. The most hilarious answer will walk away with Gap’s Soft Trench and the rest of you will have to get your own on Saturday. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2011. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, March 4. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!
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Thanks to the continuation of the military trend, the anorak is still big this season. Anoraks make staying warm in the fall a no-brainer because the drawstring and loose sleeves make layering easy. As Amelia has already shown, anoraks look hot with a girly dress, but of course are appropriate with jeans or even shorts. Keep reading »
My friend here (left) is wearing a good-looking coat today. It’s simple with interesting seams and subtle hardware. I shouldn’t be so impressed, but I am, mostly because dudes are generally not known for their outerwear selection abilities. I’m not entirely sure why, but it’s always been my experience that most boys seem to consider coats an afterthought, caring not at all that they look like 5-year-olds in jackets they borrowed from daddy. Too-boxy shoulders, weird lengths and gross fabric pilling all qualify as grave offenses, and it is your duty to help the men in your life avoid them. We’ve got a few suggestions to make the task less terrifying. Keep reading »