TREND: Standout Outerwear

Now that the cold winds are blowing, don’t think that your stylish dressing must go unnoticed layered underneath the bundles of bulk you use to keep warm. Cold winds only signal that it is time to invest in a statement-making coat. I know that many think you have to sacrifice comfort or warmth for fashion, but I promise its possible to be both practical and chic. This seasons trends are all about revamping classics to make them new. The pea coat is an example of a classic that will keep you fashion forward and warm in the now colder temperatures.
This Fashionista is wearing an example of the pea coat classic. She shows us how to use outerwear as the focal point of an ensemble. The traditional pea coat is known to be navy with large brass or wooden buttons. But, this Fashionista’s coat has been redefined. Her coat has gold lined buttons and a kaleidoscope of color; which adds energy and excitement to the pea coat’s traditional classic and sleek silhouette. Today, the pea coat comes in a variety of styles, I found one at Urban Outfitters with a cool silhouette. You can go for a version that will add a pop of color, or a bold pattern to your outfit. Classic pieces, like the pea coat, will remain stylish through many winter seasons; a good reason why it is such a great investment piece for any college Fashionista or Fashionisto’s closet.

HINT: Guys, don’t think you can’t be fashion forward with your outerwear as well. The pea coat is also a great look for the Fashionisto. Its classic look was invented for European navy sailors and many great designers and retailers carry versions of the coat in new, updated styles for men. Nordstrom is carrying a variety of pea coats this season for men; one that I like is by Diesel. 
 

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