Many of us look forward to the fall season…  the foliage; warm ,autumnal soups and beverages; and for fashion lovers… boots and sweaters!  Fall is also the time to get your coat closet together.  You want to be warm, but you also want to look Fab!

Rati Sahi Levesque, Vice President of Merchandising for The Real Real Inc, a luxary on line consignment  company, has some great advice to help us get our coat shopping.

MUST HAVES

Rati advises there are 3 coats that are must have for this season:

*An oversized coat-Depending on your shape or size, the oversized coat can make you look bigger than you may want.  Fashion experts advise you pair it with something slimming on the bottom, such as skinny jeans.

*A parka-The warmth of your parka depends on where you live or plan to travel with your coat.  The warmest parka’s are insulated with goose down, thinsulate, or primaloft.

*A leather jacket-Faux leather is very trendy, but fashion experts say it won’t last as long as the real thing.

SPLURGE?

How much should you spend on each?  Rati suggest you spend what you must for quality when buying a coat,  “because it will last for years and has great resale value once you tire of it”.

When it comes to being on trend, Rati says pastel coats are huge this season.  She adds if you can only buy one coat this season, she suggests something oversized in black or grey.

Stay warm, but keep looking FAB!