10 Great Coats for Fall 2011

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It may not be time to break out the earmuffs and gloves just yet, but the air is certainly cooler and crisper. For great transition pieces, try one (or two or three) of these fabulous coats this fall. We love fall coats because they are typically versatile, fashionable, and work well with a variety of styles and tastes. This season, keep an eye out for great texture, military coats, classic trench coats, capes, and even a twist of animal print.

10 Great Coats for Fall 2011 under $200

The Texture of the Season: Ruffles

Ruffles Fall Coat 1. Guess Ruffle Hem Wool Coat, via Victoria’s Secret, $148
2. New York & Company, Ruffle Lapel Trench Coat, $89.95

Perfect for: Weekends and After Work
Goes with: Jeans, Stilettos, heeled boots

This season, you’ll find ruffles on coat lapels, belts, sleeves, and especially hemlines. We love this look because it’s carefree, fun, and yet still classic enough to wear for several years.

We Salute Fall: Military Inspired Coats

Fall Coats

3. Banana Republic Textured Military Jacket, $150.00
4. Target, Military Knit Jacket, $39.99
5. Target, Belted Military Style Jacket, $49.97

Perfect for: Casual Outings, Shopping
Goes with: Pretty blouses and jeans

Military styled coats and jackets are all over the runways this fall. However, before you splurge on a $300.00+, check out these gorgeous jackets from Banana Republic and Target. What we love about these military styled coats are the classic buttons, clean lines, and nice structure. While it may seem that these coats would be best with tailored pants, they actually look amazing with comfortable jeans or khakis and bright accessories.

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  • thissalantine

    Found the *perfect* coat at Nordstrom’s, spent two months’ mortgage equivalent on it…. got it home, wore it once, and noticed a seam coming unravelled. So I took it back and explained I had worn it once. Too bad, so sad, no refund. So I found material of better quality online, bought a sewing machine at a yard sale for 5 big dollars, and made myself a copy of this coat in 7 different colors. That’s what happens when you make a Fashionista angry. /New York Salute to Nordstroms. Thanks, guys, look for me next year too, because I’m going to buy a coat, copy it, and bring it back the next day with the tags still on it!

  • Tracey Williams

    I purchased a single breasted trench coat in a beautiful brick red color from Target for $49.99..they had other awesome colors available. Check it out!

  • Beth

    Thank goodness military is still in as I am in love with a military blazer that I just got for 75% off at Jacobs and I am hoping to wear it with everything I can possibly get away with!! Fun options and I love how you always combine classic and trendy so that we don’t waste our money!!

  • PiratesDaughter

    Is miltary still in? I dont think so…. Cape is spot on though

    • TBF

      Yes it is very in… It was shown on the runways NYFW Fall 2011.. (we actually attend the shows directly)

  • marla

    Where is #5?

  • i have every coat on this list. im currently looking for a modstyle coat. i saw 1 @ h&m in orange that i hope is still there when i get to it 🙂

  • i think you got the descriptions for 7 & 8 confused. beautiful coats either way!

  • Love these coats! I really like how unique #10 is. Perfect addition to anyone’s wardrobe!