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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Wrapped in Winter Outerwear

As the temperature drops faster than the leaves on the trees, Fashionistas are breaking out their parkas, trench coats and their favorite cable knit sweaters before any one can say, “Did you see the latest episode of Scream Queens?” A major outerwear trend that has made its way from the runway to the hearts of all fashion enthusiasts is the wrap coat. Fashion designers have embraced this trend in their latest lines for the winter. The wrap coat radiates ‘50s vibes, a sense of class and sophistication. This winter coat will make those commutes through campus to those dreaded 8:00 a.m. classes feeling cozy and elegant.

The wrap coat will make a statement with any ensemble. The outerwear trend works great with boyfriend jeans and fisherman knit sweaters. Pairing the wrap coat with a patterned skirt, flared denim, a midi dress or office wear can give a chic touch to any outfit. This Fashionista opted to pair her wool-blended wrap coat with black denim. She pairs her olive green wrap coat with a wide shawl collar, a simple heather gray T-shirt and destructed black skinny jeans. Her pair of brown leather booties with strap detailing is an excellent choice for this season. She adds a tough of glam with her tiered golden necklace. Notice that she opts for lighter accessories. A statement-worthy coat lessens the need for a statement worthy necklace. This Fashionista is ready for a day full of fabulous adventures; from working in the dark room to making cold calls at the office, she can do it all in the comfort of this season’s most fabulous trends.

The stellar aspect of this trend is the versatility. A Fashionista can wear this coat to the office and pair it with her business casual look, adding comfort and style to the workplace. The wrap coat can be paired with a Fashionista that has a more free-spirited vibe with sneakers and a beanie. Wrap coats come in all colors like camel, cobalt blue, cream, ivory and a variety of patterns. There is a wide range of lengths from hitting just above the knee to midi. A chic coat is just as important as the statement handbag this winter. Add fashion with function and you’re ready to embrace the frigid morning walks to class with the hottest winter trend.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Keep an open mind when it comes to fashion. Remember to keep your own sense of style; it is who you are and you never want to forget that.”