Forecast calls for colourful coats
(MS) — Though it might seem as if warm weather barely stopped in to say “ hello” this year, cooler weather is again upon us. Those who remember last year might recall that winter arrived early and overstayed its welcome.
While the previous year’s worth of unpredictable weather has restored the notion that you never know what’s coming with respect to the weather forecast, it’s not impossible to come up with a fashion forecast for the coming chilly season. Fashionista and women’s outerwear expert Cindy Dunham of Burlington Coat Factory offers the following predictions on what to expect this season and how to look hot when it gets cold!
For the Office — “During the winter months, a coat is an extension of your business ensemble,” says Dunham. “ Think mid-thigh length jackets in wool blends cinched tightly with a belt for an hour-glass silhouette.”
For play — This season, casual yet structured pea coats are the perfect top layer, with glamorous modern and feminine styling.
“Skip the stuffy belt and look for more on a trendy closure like toggles,” says Dunham. “Fun plaid patterns and bright jewelledtoned pea coats will be the must- have items for the fall.”
For a night out on the town — Faux leather jackets will be all the rage this fall and into the winter since they can easily transition from daytime to evening. The night will also bring about more romantic short coats with faux fur accents or mid-calf sweeping wool jackets with fur trim. And luxury fabrics such as cashmere, angora and alpaca blends in adventurous colours and patterns like metallics will shine through the night.
In addition to predicting the popularity of leather and deep shades of purple and teal this autumn, Dunham feels bright colors will also rule the roost.
“Bright colours will stand out this fall, including brilliant gemcoloured hues,” she says. “But you will also see an abundant amount of deep, petrol blues and crisp, winter whites in all shapes and sizes.”
THE PATTERNS AND FABRICS
Dunham predicts a strong fall and winter season for plaids, ombre and faux leather.
“Fashionable women appreciate wearing a quality coat that complements their individual sense of style,” says Dunham.