ACCESSORIES REPORT: Bundling Up With Brights

“Accessory: a subordinate or supplementary part or object used mainly for convenience or attractiveness.” I'll add to's definition by saying that an accessory is considered any part of your wardrobe that adds that last bit of flare, not necessary for all, but always for a true Fashionista. Trying to think a little bit out of the box in my search for the best accessories worn around campus, I've started to search beyond shoes, bags and jewelry. Lately, my eyes have been peeled more in the direction of any items that add that last perfect finishing touch to what the outfit would have been prior to accessorizing. 

A favorite trend of mine reoccurring each year is the classic and always ladylike peacoat. Blooming all around campus, peacoats have been seen in all different styles, lengths and colors. In accordance with the trend of bright colors for this year, I’ve been seeing much more variation in colors of the peacoat than ever before.  I was excited to spot this Fashionista’s adorable orange button-down coat, finding myself immediately searching for one of my own after photographing her. Paired with jeans and boots, this Fashionista could not have accessorized better than with her bright coat, which added warmth to her outerwear.

Found at Forever 21, this coat is a great steal for its price. This Fashionista describes it as very warm when worn with a sweater and a great scarf. I found some coats similar to hers on Urban Outfitters and J.Crew’s online shopping websites. Though the color may be a classic, I love Urban Outfitter's coat for its unique design with the buttons and tie belt at the waist. If you're looking for a more classic peacoat, go for one like J.Crew’s, and good luck choosing from one of the 11 colors!  Recently added to my Christmas list was this irresistable yellow peacoat from Anthropologie; it's the perfect item to have in your closet for those perfect occasions.

With the guarantee to wear again for years ahead, a peacoat is a very practical item to have. It will be sure to provide you with great versatility, warmth and most importantly, style for this winter season. 

Spotted: Colorful peacoats on the Burberry fall 2011 runway.

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