I’m taking a look at the three best outerwear pieces of the 2010 fall fashion season. Why? Because fall is the season for fashion, but it’s also about the time that outerwear becomes necessary again as temperatures start to drop. And if you have to pile on the layers, you still want to look fashionable while doing it, am I right? You want to wear the best outerwear pieces of the season.
In the spirit of all things fashionable and chilly, here are my picks for the three best outerwear pieces of the 2010 fall fashion season:
1) Camel coats. If you’ve read my five-part series on the hottest fall fashion trends for 2010, then you’ve already heard me extol the virtues of the camel coat. But for those of you who haven’t read that series (check it out), I’m going to reiterate the attributes of the camel coat here.
First of all, the camel coat is one of the top fashion trends of the fall 2010 season. Secondly, a camel coat goes with anything, whether you’re wearing black or donning a neutral palette. Last, a camel coat always looks effortlessly chic, and will transition well from fall to winter.
2) Tweed coats. Tweed is another trend that I mentioned in my hottest fall fashion trends for 2010 five-part series, and I remain just as committed to tweed now as I was in that series. Tweed is always a fall staple, but tweed is also fall 2010’s “it” fabric (along with velvet).
If your idea of tweed is one of those nerdy, boxy blazers with the leather elbow patches, you can put your fears to rest this fall. Just about every top designer has coats and jackets in tweed this season – Chanel in particular has a couple of gorgeous pieces if you can spare the cash – and the silhouettes this year are sexy and feminine instead of boxy.
3) Military coats. Military-inspired gear is another top trend of the fall 2010 fashion season, and I covered military clothing in the first article of my five-part series. Military-inspired coats and jackets may be a huge trend this season, but they are so chic, elegant, and fashionably austere that you’ll be able to wear a military-style coat year after year.
I personally prefer black military-inspired coats to fatigue green; I feel that they can be dressed up more easily, and that makes them more versatile. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for a coat this season and neither tweed nor camel coats strike your fancy, you can’t go wrong covering up with a military-inspired black coat.