10 Great Coats for Fall 2011

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Trendy Trench Coats


6. Michael Kors Single Breasted Trench Coat, $168.00
7. Banana Republic, The Madmen Collection Leopard Print Trench, $198.00
8. Gap Tie Trench Coat, $53.97

Perfect for: Anything(That’s why trench coats rock.)
Goes With: Dresses and heels, jeans and boots, leggings and flats

What can we say; we love the silhouette that trench coats create with their cinched waist. Perhaps the most versatile of any coats, this type of outerwear can be easily dressed up or down (depending on your mood). To add a bit of spice to the outfit, we suggest adding a color flower pin to the lapel of the coat or wearing the coat with a bright scarf.

New This Season: Capes

Fall Capes

9. Tahari Belle Capelet, $148.00
10. Via Spiga Asymmetrical Cape, $138.00

Perfect for: Casual Outings
Goes with: Tight jeans, cozy boots

The loose, airy nature of capes adds a touch of sophistication to casual jeans or leggings. This season, you can find capes in styles ranging from a more classic, tailored look to edgier, fashion forward finds.

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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!