The cape is a trendy fashion statement that adds shape to any figure, just not always the most flattering one! Be sure to pair it with fitted clothing to avoid a bulky silhouette. Still, the simplicity and comfort of this style makes it a must-have for fall!
A coat that can function in varying weather conditions is an optimal choice. This fabulous military-inspired jacket from Givenchy has removable sleeves; two quick zips and the cozy coat becomes a vivacious vest!
A peacoat is a staple in any woman's closet, but who ever said it had to be basic black? Add a shot of colour, like this yellow number, to your wardrobe. Don't be afraid to pair it with other bright colours and even darker hues for a visual contrast.
Many people avoid printed coats because of their supposed limited use. However, if you choose one with a simple shape that incorporates a variety of neutrals, you'll end up with an interesting piece that you'll look forward to wearing over and over again!
Two-toned coats are a great choice and they provide visual excitement and ample opportunity to accessorize. We paired a fuchsia and black jacket with varying shades of grey and black to complete the look.
Textured coats are big this season, like this Pink Tartan piece with knitted-sleeve underlay. Not only does its dual texture catch the eye but, in this particular case, it gives the coat improved functionality in varying weather conditions.
Above, at right: Pink Tartan coat, Anne Klein skirt, cuff, purse and Badgley Mischka shoes, all at The Bay.
A Canadian fashion-industry insider for over 20 years, Genny Iannucci is an expert in how to flatter your figure and build a strong, versatile wardrobe. Her passion? Helping women look their best on a budget.