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Fall/Winter 2014 Coat Guide: Save vs. Splurge

fall winter 2014 coat guide The Heart's Delight Stella Compiseno

Ok, so here’s how the past three winters have gone. I find a coat I fall in love with. I hem and haw about spending the money to purchase the coat in September.  It’s not THAT cold yet, right? I start shivering around early November, and finally decide to pull the trigger and buy the aforementioned coat. It’s inevitably sold out. Everywhere. I shed a single tear.

I’m putting my foot down this season. I’m done with this “sold out” bullsh*t (can you tell I’m bitter?). I started scouring the style forecasts in AUGUST this year and have decidedly narrowed down the top style contenders for this season. You’re going to want to pay attention to this. You definitely don’t want to be left out in the cold… Get it?! Left out in the cold!? I crack myself up.

MAXI COAT

save // splurge

Move over boyfriend jeans and brogues- there is a new menswear inspired trend in town. This time in the form of an extra long and tailored topper.

ROBE COAT

save // splurge

Like the softest, plushest hotel bathrobe, this coat engulfs you in it’s warmth. This season the robe is all about oversized collars and a loose, slouchy fit nipped in at the waist.

FAUX FUR

save // splurge

This is not for the meek! Be bold and show off your style with these fuzzy coats and jackets. While bright candy colored versions are super fun, beware entering into Muppet territory! I recommend selecting a toned-down neutral that will instantly kick up any outfit you put on.

It may not be frigid just yet… but trust me! After the deep freeze of Polar Vortex 2013-14, you don’t want to be taking any chances this year! If you’re going to be wearing a coat for 5 months straight, it may as well be one that you absolutely love!

XOXO,

Stella

 

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