• play with prints Since parkas will cover the better part of your outfit, playing with patterns is risky and can clash with whatever peeks out from beneath. better play it safe and look for something more subtle. • over embellish it’s all too easy for embellishments to make a parka look drab, and keep it from appearing smart. once again, sleek and simple is order of the day for parkas. • too tight Parkas are meant to be worn while leaving plenty of room for you to move in.