Covetable Coats For Any Occasion

Cole Haan
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Covetable Coats For Any Occasion

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Fall 2011 Fashion - Covetable Coats - DKNY
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This season, step out of the outerwear box: Stand out in a sea of black with designs as unique as they are versatile.

Go mod with a crisp A-line coat in hot pink. The clean silhouette makes it perfect for colorblocking-try layering the double-breasted design over a slightly longer turquoise dress or cropped trousers.

Wool coat, $695;

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Banana Republic

Fall 2011 Fashion - Covetable Coats - Banana Republic
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This collarless number gets its clean look from chic grosgrain ribbon trim and almost-invisible hook-and-eye closures (no buttons here)! Nubby tweed goes equally well with slim jeans or a chiffon midi skirt.

Polyester-nylon coat, $225;

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Ann Taylor

Fall 2011 Fashion - Covetable Coats - Ann Taylor
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Animal prints go with everything, especially when in the shape of a sleek, leather-trimmed topper. A double row of buttons adds to the graphic, '60s-inspired feel.

Acrylic-polyester-wool coat, $278; (available in mid-September).

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Fall Fashion 2011 - Covetable Coats - Raoul
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A bright white collarless design (shown here over a See by Chloe minidress) is the perfect day-to-night transitional piece. Ladylike over a tiered dress, it can go minimalist chic when paired with leather leggings.

Wool coat, $385; for stores.

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Fall Fashion 2011 - Covetable Coats - Zara
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This three-tone car coat has the avant-garde flair of a much more expensive piece. Inverted lapels and flap pockets give it a menswear-with-a-twist feel.

Wool coat, $170; for stores.

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Fall 2011 Fashion - Covetable Coats - J. Crew
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A naval-inspired trench looks fresh in a warm caramel hue. Classic details like gold buttons, cinched wrists and a tie belt make it a timeless investment piece.

Wool coat, $325;

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Hanii Y.

Fall Fashion 2011 - Covetable Coats - Hanii Y.
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Cable-knit sleeves add edge to a simple double-breasted overcoat, while the black and navy color scheme will complement any outfit.

Wool-nylon coat, $740; at select Nordstrom stores.

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Michael Michael Kors

Fall Fashion 2011 - Covetable Coats - Michael Michael Kors
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This light-as-air crumpled twill coat has a luxurious faux fur shawl collar for plenty of warmth-no scarf necessary.

Polyester and acrylic coat, $325;

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Julie Haus

Fall Fashion 2011 - Covetable Coats - Julie Haus
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A hunter's check goes haute when combined with narrow ribbed knit sleeves and a plush collar.

Wool with fox fur coat, $815;

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French Connection

Fall Fashion 2011 - Covetable Coats - French Connection
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Channel Ali MacGraw in Love Story with a camel wrap coat. An ankle-length hemline and waist-cinching sash belt create a long, lean line.

Wool-polyamide-cashmere coat, $288;

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Fall Fashion 2011 - Covetable Coats - Quiksilver
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Toggle coats are so Brit chic, we can almost picture Kate Middleton out shopping in this cozy charcoal number. A hood and deep pockets make this the perfect choice for even the wettest, windiest of days.

Wool-polyester coat, $180;

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Cole Haan

Cole Haan
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Plush on the inside yet sleek on the outside, this slim-cut anorak keeps your look simultaneously polished and cozy.

Waxed cotton hooded parka, Cole Haan, $495; for stores.

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