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Winter has only just begun, and for many that means an investment in a new jacket or coat that will keep you warm and chic for the remaining months of winter. Whether you live in a cold or a warm climate, chances are you’ll need some sort of outerwear to finish the season. After-holiday sales are great places to look for marked down coats that are still fashionable – or just return those clothes you received and didn’t like, and use the money to invest in something you’ll use often and well. Here are a few of our favorite winter jacket trends for 2014.
The late eighties and early nineties featured oversize jackets that were chic. This season’s oversized jackets are slightly more modern but still evoke a high-fashion vibe. Go big or go home. To make sure your oversized jacket looks stylish and not frumpy, choose a jacket that is fitted in the shoulders and is wide throughout the body. Sleeves should still stop at your wrists. Try on a few styles to play with the length to make sure the style works for you. As a general rule, taller individuals will do better with this style. Short or petite women may want to steer away from this style, as it can make them appear shorter.
Soft pink and mauve jackets are hot this season, adding a touch of color to the muted winter. The soft, feminine look goes best with structured jackets in classic materials, such as wool or cotton. For those who like a little more flash, go with a fuchsia colored coat. Just remember that a jacket can be a steep investment. If you’re spending hundreds of dollars on a good jacket, you may want to go with a color that will be on-trend for many seasons. If you go with pink, consider a less-expensive option.
Leather is still hot, hot, hot, and it can even be worn by vegetarians and vegans now. Vegan leather has advanced enough in appearance, texture, and fit to be an excellent option for those looking for alternative options to leather. Biker jackets feature a close, feminine fit with an edge. Choose classic colors with intense details, such as embossing, zippers, and buckles. To give dimension to your outfits, consider wearing a biker jacket with delicate, feminine lace.