While getting ready to go out on a date night with my Hubby, I reached in the coat closet to grab my coat when I realized I do not own a coat for such occasions. I have come to learn that a coat is part of your outfit, part of your style. I own a dress coat, a "day" coat, and a short ski jacket, but nothing that worked with what I was wearing. I decided to go on a hunt for the perfect coat. Since faux fur is totally "in" right now, I perused the oodles of coats available and am sharing my top picks with you in my new column, "Syncing Your Style." Here, I will answer your burning fashion questions, from where to locate the best deals, to the most flattering brands of jeans to how to shop for a wedding dress for under 100 bucks. Whether you are looking for a vintage-chic coat or a swimsuit, Syncing Your Style will be all about YOU and your stylequestions.
Laundry by Shelli Segal, Double Breasted Faux Fur Trimmed Jacket, Black Wool
I love the military inspired look of this coat. The big buttons make it sporty enough for day while the fur collar adds elegance to take you into the evening. This coat would look great paired with skinny jeans and riding boots or leggings and moto style boots. Coat by Laundry by Shelli Segal, available at Bloomingdale's, and retails for approximately $200.
Jessica Simpson Fit & Flare Coat
The easy swing of this coat makes it flirty and feminine,perfect for dinner dates and nights at the theater. The light color adds brightness to the dreary days of winter and the faux fur collar simply says, "Glamorous." Fit and Flare Coat by Jessica Simpson, available at Zappos.com, and retails for approximately, $140.
Kenneth Cole NY Hooded Coat with Faur Fur Trim
The industrial looking metal buckles combined with the contrasting faux fur gives this jacket the perfect edge for daytime excursions. Equipped with a hood, this jacket offers function without sacrificing fashion. Kenneth Cole coat available at Nordstrom's and retails for approximately, $130.
Ann Taylor Faux Shearling Short Jacket, Fawn
The perfect mix of fun, sexy and sassy! I love the faux shearling for warmth and the motorcycle tough vibe of this short coat. A must -have for date night, or for added punch to a casual, daytime outing. Faux Shearling coat available at Ann Taylor and retails for approximately, $190.
a.n.a Faux Shearling Lined Coat, Ivory, JCPenney
This funky, faux shearling coat screams, "Rockstar!" The longer length ensures warmth, and the muted color softens the hipster look making it perfect for a night out on the town with the girls or unexpected style even when hanging with the kids. a.n.a coat available at JCPenney and retails for approximately, $75.
Faux Fur Collar Coat, Classic Camel, Victoria's Secret
Smart and fitted this vintage inspired coat gives an updated look to the traditional wool coat. With a removable faur fur collar, this coat offers versatility as well as a classic, timeless style perfect to take you from a day at the office to a night of cocktails on the town. Faux-Fur collar coat available at Victoria Secret and retails for approximately, $150.
Michelle is a SAHM and self-described '??green'? fashionista. She is a NYC woman, turned burbs mama, raising her 2 B'??s in an eco conscious manner. She blogs about natural parenting and green living at www.everythingsabuzz.com.
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