Sandra Bullock could've been exhausted, jet-lagged, or suffering from the flu when arriving at a Tokyo airport — you never would've known it thanks to her simple but pulled-together travel outfit. She went with flared, raw-hem jeans and a black, belted Calvin Klein Collection coat that completely made the outfit. If you're still shopping for the perfect Winter topper to work at the office and on the weekend, then consider this style. Elegant and timeless, it's flattering to wear and will have a spot in your closet for decades. Hitting the airport soon? We've assembled similar options here.
The piece: Rebecca Taylor Wool Coat
The price: $995
Why we want it: I have a serious fashion confession: after years of fighting it, I've finally caved to Kim Kardashian's style. It may have something to do with Kanye West's guidance, but more than anything, credit is due to her ever-present Max Mara Teddybear Coat (just the name alone makes you want to snuggle up, no?). Since I won't have to spend Kardashian money on this one, I'll be thankful for Kim's style at tomorrow's turkey dinner and really appreciative of Rebecca Taylor's cozy, shearling-trimmed coat as I brave the chill afterward.
The piece: Petit Bateau X Kitsuné Jacket
The price: $480
Why we want it: It's time to bust a myth: not all puffer jackets will make you look like the Michelin man, and now that we're headed into the coldest few months of the year, having one in your outerwear rotation is everything short of essential. Enter this adorably striped number, whose quilted down pockets will keep the Winter air out while its nautical pattern will do nothing but remind us, even on the coldest of days, that Summer will — eventually — arrive.
Kim Kardashian is not exactly known for being covered up (most recently, she got us buzzing by wearing nothing at all), which is why we're surprised by her more conservative cold-weather style. Layering a crisp assortment of autumnal toppers in New York and Paris, Kim's arisen as an unlikely source of Fall fashion inspiration.
Yesterday, she really upped her game with a duo of full wool coats: one a bright Max Mara style that added the perfect high-contrast pop to her colorblock ensemble, and the other a double-breasted black design that she paired with torn Saint Laurent denim for night. See all the coats that got us thinking that Kim may want to rethink her skimpier styles.
As sad as it is to wave goodbye to Summer, there's something exciting about pulling out your wintertime coats. A good topper is priceless for elevating a look, adding some panache, and, of course, keeping a girl warm. Whether you're on the hunt to update your collection or simply want to know what shapes you'll be seeing out and about this season, we've assembled the best trends from the Fall 2013 runways and shopped them out to give you plenty of options.
When we stop to think about it, there really isn't a piece that's more timeless than the trench coat. So, we're not surprised that the wardrobe staple is back by popular demand as a must-have silhouette (and don't expect that to change any time soon). If you already own one, then we probably don't need to convince you of its staying power — if you don't, what are you waiting for? It may be the easiest way to pull together a polished outfit on the go, and it transitions seamlessly from day to night, Spring to Fall — need we say more? Shop the best on the market right here.Burberry Brit Hooded Packaway Trench ($750)
London Fog Heritage Trench Coat With Detachable Liner($178)
It'll be snowing before we know it, which means it's officially time to invest in a Winter coat. To make it easy on you, we've done the work and handpicked our favorite must-have coats of the season on ShopStyle. Just watch on, and be sure to download the ShopStyle app to make shopping exactly what you want a cinch! On Hannah: Rebecca Taylor top; on Allie: Banana Republic sweater, Rae Francis top
As a fashion professional, I must be excused for certain things — like buying a heavy Winter coat in the middle of Spring for the sake of good shopping. My obsession with oversize shearling coats that scream cozy started last year, and like a patient predator, I quietly bided my time until I was able to score a major deal online. Since we're in the thick of Fall, the time for that retail magic has passed, but I still urge everyone to unapologetically search for your perfect fit. Similar to its lighter-weight cousin the leather jacket, the shearling jacket is a bonafide closet constant we're expecting to see a lot of this Winter.
Whether you're shopping for an ultra-luxe version that you'll hold onto for years — nay, decades — or would prefer something under $150 that could get tossed out after the season, we've done the heavy lifting.
Think pink . . . for Fall? As counterintuitive as that may sound, designers had everything from pale rose to fuchsia on the brain for the Fall/Winter 2013 season, as evidenced by Carven (left) and Céline (right). Luckily, this is one runway look that you can snag at any price. Try pairing these with gray or cream for a soft look or go totally bold with black or white for an optic approach. So whatcha waiting for? Let's get shopping.Zara Long Pink Coat ($139) Topshop Teddy Fur Pea Coat ($158)
Once you put this coat on, you may never take it off. That's because textural, furry coats are as chic as they are comfortable and cozy — just look to the street-styled proof. It's a trend we can totally get behind, thanks to the warming effect of plush fabrics that come in a whole lineup of cool cuts, like moto jackets, zip-up cocoon toppers, and borrowed-from-the-boys overcoats. And you don't have to worry whether you're occasion-appropriate; this set easily goes from day to night, which means you may very well find that you're wearing it all the time. Hey, we won't judge — click through to shop 14 furry, fuzzy coats you'll live in all season.