Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Zip It, Button It, Belt It!

Get a head start on jacket season by checking out these new trends in outerwear!
  1. Zip It, Button It, Belt It!CLASSIC--The trench never goes out of style, but there are definitely ways to update it. Try a new neutral shade, such as olive, or even a bright color. Look for pockets, zippers and other detailing that add interest. The AE Classic Trench ($79.50) has an almost military feel. Abercrombie & Fitch's Jessica trench ($200) has tons of zippers, pockets and buckles for an edgy look.
  2. PARKA--This can easily be dressed up or down, and the best part is, it will definitely keep you warm. Look for jackets with a faux fur hood or lining. A&F's Adin parka ($98) is a simple, utilitarian version. Hollister's Bay Park parka ($160) has a bright contrast lining and faux fur trim at the collar and cuffs.
  3. UNIQUE--Tired of the same old jacket? Try something brand new! Look for a denim jacket with cool patches, a varsity-style jacket or a polar fleece hoodie. HCo.'s Boomer Beach denim jacket ($69.50, Epic Only) has vintage-looking patches. Abercrombie's Mia jacket ($140) looks exactly like those varsity jackets from high school. The AE Polar Fleece Jacket ($39.50) comes in 8 colors and is a steal for outerwear.
  4. PUFFER--These just look so fun and they keep you so warm! Go for bright shades to stand out and detailing such a faux fur-lined hood or a built-in belt. Hollister's Ormond Beach puffer coat ($79.89) comes in 10 great shades, from yellow to turquoise and is cut in a simple style that's not too bulky. A&F's Larissa puffer coat ($200) has fewer color choices but has a stylish waist tie and a faux fur hood.
  5. SHEARLING--So luxe! Look for unexpected styles, such as denim shearling and don't be afraid to go'll save you money but still look like the real deal. The AE Rugged Bomber Jacket ($129.50) is a classic bomber with warm, faux lining. Abercrombie & Fitch's Kirstie jacket ($180) comes in a cute buffalo check plaid and features faux sherpa lining at the mock collar. Hollister's Lake Hodges denim jacket ($89.50) is a refreshing take on the usual shearling jacket.
With so many styles to choose from, you're sure to find one that fits your budget, body and fashion sense!

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