The Latest Trends in Fall Outerwear

It's getting cold outside, so it's time to start bundling up with great fall coats. Here style expert Afiya Francisco shows us the latest trends to do just that.

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Plaid: When looking to menswear for winter inspiration, don’t go too oversized. And when it comes to plaid, make sure it's the focal point. The easiest way to wear plaid is to pair it with neutral colours. This look is great for casual lunches, weekend errands and running the kids to school.

Get the look: coat and sweater, H&M; jeans, Gap; boots, Old Navy; bag, Winners

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Puffy Coat: A good cut and fit will transform this wardrobe staple into something much more stylish and chic. When looking for a puffy coat, look for one that has a tailored cut. This will be far more flattering than a boxy cut.

Get the look: Mackage coat, Mendocino; shirt, Old Navy; pants, ; skinny sweats, boots, Aldo

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Military-Inspired: When shopping for a military-inspired coat look ensure it has a feminine cut. Look for a belt or a cut that cinches in at the waist. Keep this piece the focal point, pair it with neutrals and avoid busy prints.

Get the look: DKNY coat, scarf, top, pants, bag, Winners; shoes, Joe Fresh

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Cobalt: Cobalt is one of the hottest hues of the season; think outside of neutrals for a colour that is totally versatile but more unexpected.

Get the look: coat and dress, Pink Tartan; bag, Gap; necklace, Mendocino; boots, Aldo; hosiery, Secret

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Classic Black: A classic investment piece, the black coat will never steer you wrong. Perfect for the office, this beautiful canvas can also be dressed up for evening out. 

Get the look: Mackage Mendocino, dress, Mendocino; bag, Winners; shoes, Joe Fresh; hosiery, Secret

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Winter White: This luxe number is great value and a totally sophisticated option for when you're not with the kids. The durable fabric makes this much more wearable than the colour may suggest. Its removable faux fur collar also transforms the coat from classic to dramatic. A lovely option for a big night out to the theatre, or date night. 

Get the look: coat, RW & Co; skirt, Rachel Roy; blouse, Pink Tartan; shoes and clutch, Aldo

:::Winter White: This luxe number is great value and a totally sophisticated option for when you're not with the kids.:::
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