MUST-HAVE WINTER COATS


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It’s that time of year again to start shopping Winter Coats for the Season. This Season, designers updated many of our favorite coat styles for a new and fresh take on the Winter Coat. No need to forgo style while keeping warm. Make a statement with your Winter Coat this Season and step out in style. See our favorite Winter Coat styles for the Season here and start shopping your favorite Must-Have Winter Coat trends.

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 THE BRIGHT TRENCH

The Trench has been a fashion staple since the 1930’s made fashionably famous by Hollywood celebrities Marlene Dietrich and Carole Lombard. This Season, designers gave us a fresh take on the classic trench coat style by updating the look with bright colors for Winter 2014. No need to let the drab winter weather cloud your day. Step out in style with a bright colored trench coat this Season. Grab Hale Bob’s Teal Boucle Trench Coat and pair with distressed skinny jeans, a tailored blouse, and chic Christian Louboutin leopard heels for daytime glam. Pair your trench with a flirty feathered Ann Taylor dress and glam Jimmy Choo glitter gold heels for a hot evening on the town.

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 THE SWEATER COAT

What better way to stay warm with two looks in one, the Sweater Coat. Not as warm as a coat, but warmer than a sweater, the Sweater Coat is great for those mildly chilly days, or for when you just can’t decide between a sweater or a coat. The Sweater Coat is a great casual coat option, paired perfectly with your favorite jeans and boots, or tailored skirt, tights, and booties. We love Hale Bob’s collection of Wool Sweater Coats with rabbit trim in a variety of colors. Pair yours with the Hudson Collin skinny jean, a white long sleeve blouse from Revolve, and chic Isabel Marant ankle boots spotted on the runway during this Fall’s Paris Fashion Week. You’ll be chic, sleek, and fashionably trending this Winter Season.

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THE MILITARY COAT

This holiday season, support our troops in style by sporting the fashionable Military Coat, brought back in style for this Season’s trends. From Max Mara to Gucci to Marc Jacobs, the Military Coat was spotted all over Spring 2015’s runways. As Marc Jacobs noted backstage, “Military clothes are part of the fashion vernacular now.” From camouflage to army green to button-down navy, get in on the military trend this Winter Season. For a dressier military look, go classy with Burberry’s wool blend navy military peacoat paired with a warm wool dress, warm black tights and Zara’s heeled boots. Or for casual Winter days, we love Hale Bob’s taupe beaded military jacket, perfectly paired with your sleek skinny jeans tucked into Christian Louboutin knee high boots.

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THE FUR COAT

Whether real or faux, there is nothing fake about the Fur Coat for Winter. For a chic updated look, shop for a cropped Fur Coat this Season. The Fur Coat pairs perfectly with your favorite distressed jeans and booties for daytime fun. For evening, your Fur Coat goes perfectly with your sequined dress for dressy or your pantsuit for girls night out. Our favorite picks for Fur Coats the Season are Zara’s Ivory cropped Fur Coat, Via Spiga’s Ivory shawl collar Fur Coat, and DKNY’s black Fur Coat. One of our favorite newest designers to hit the market this Season is London-based Hannah Weiland’s “Shrimps” faux fur fashions, featuring unique fur coats, bags, scarves, and accessories. Our top pick from “Shrimps” is the Dulcie Fur Coat, keeping you trendy, fashionable, and warm all Season long.

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THE CAPE COAT

Winter’s newest coat trend to hit the streets is the Cape Coat, a blend of a blanket, cape, and coat. Celebs like Rachel Zoe, Sarah Jessica Parker, and most recently Blake Lively have been spotted out-and-about sporting the trendy Cape Coat. For a dynamic entrance, consider purchasing the Cape Coat this Season and make a fashion statement. At your next business meeting at the office, cause quite a “scandal” with The Limited’s tailored grey Cape Coat, paired perfectly with tailored, a cream blouse, and chic kitten heels. Shop for holiday gifts in style with our favorite C Wonder wool checkered Cape Coat, and as the sun sets, accessorize your holiday party dress with a sweeping Sofia Cashmere Coat Cape with fur trim from Nordstrom. Casual or dressy, you are sure to be the talk of the town with this Winter Season’s newest Cape Coat trend.

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THE LEATHER COAT

Whether you have one or ten, the Leather Jacket is always a chic choice for Winter Coat wear. The Leather Coat easily pairs with jeans and boots for daytime chill, or with a skirt or dress for evening cool. Though we always think of the Leather Coat in black, branch out this Season and shop designers’ updated colors for the Leather Coat. From Balenciaga’s Ivory Leather to Topshop’s Burnt Orange to Jonathan Saunder’s Hot Red, spruce up your Leather Coat look this Season with a new color. Or go for a unique pattern and style with Gucci’s Black Leather quilted Jacket (pictured above) , Marchesa’s embroidered peplum Leather Jacket, or FINDS fringe Leather Jacket. Live on the edge and find a new, creative Leather Coat look this Winter, and from seeing Leather Jackets all over the Saint Laurent Spring 2015 Collection runway, this look will carry you into Spring.

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THE MENSWEAR OVERCOAT

Inspired by strong female characters in the workplace on television shows like “Scandal,” “VEEP,” and “The Good Wife,” designers this year integrated “menswear” into fashion runways from dresses to skirts to pantsuits to coats. One of our favorite Winter Coat styles this Season is the Menswear Overcoat, updated with slight feminine touches to grace the female physic. We like The Limited’s new “Scandal Collection,” fashion designs inspired by Kerry Washington’s character “Olivia Pope.” Check out the luscious Drape Collar Wrap Coat or the very trendy Sleeveless Double Breasted Coat for a updated style. We also like Dagmar’s grey Oversized Coat, seen on the Fall Fashion 2014 runways, or go bright with DKNY’s pastel pink Oversized Coat, perfect for Winter and Spring. The Menswear Overcoat pairs perfectly with chic AC Collection Sand-Washed Bootcut Jeans, accessorized with a Michael Kors Leather Handbag and chic Proenza Schouler heeled booties, as pictured above. Or go daring, and pair your Overcoat with your prettiest evening gown like celebrities Molly King and Keira Knightley. Whichever way you choose to style, your Menswear Overcoat is always classy and in style for any occasion. Stay up with the men, but keep your feminine radiance glowing.

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We’ve shown you our favorite top picks for this Season’s Winter Coat wear. Which style will you aim to try this Season? Go daring with the sweeping Coat Cape or update your leather collection with a bright red Leather Coat. Like shoes and handbags, Winter Coats are a Season staple that can put the perfect finishing touches on the simplest jeans and sweater outfit or make your evening dress sparkle for the holidays. No need to toss fashion style to the side just because it’s cold outside. Winter is the perfect opportunity to add more dazzle and posh to your wardrobe. No matter which Winter Coat style you choose, you are sure to turn heads with one of these top Winter Coat styles for this Season. Tell us what your favorite Winter Coat style is this year.

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NO RULES, JUST RIGHT


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For years we’ve all known the simple fashion rules to follow: no white after Labor Day, match your purse with your shoes, don’t mix patterns, wear either gold or silver, and so on. This Season, however, rules need not apply. More than ever before, designers this Season are pushing the limits of fashion “etiquette” and throwing out the fashion rule book. This Season is all about expressing your individuality and uniqueness. If you love it, wear it. We’re following the great actress Katherine Hepburn’s advice: “if you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” So this Winter, forget the fashion rules, and turn your “Fashion Don’ts into Fashion Do’s.” To help get you started, we’ve included our favorite “Fashion Do” finds here. Take a peek at what we will be trying this Winter.

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 SOCKS WITH HEELS

Not just for little girls anymore, from Saint Laurent to Tory Burch, designers covered the runway this Season pairing socks with heels, sandals, and open-toe wedges. On warmer Winter days this Season, be bold and try this look. For a streamlined style, pair a fitted Tory Burch grey cashmere sweater with a chic Dolce & Gabbana A-line skirt, adding matching color socks with heels (as pictured above). For a bolder, high fashion look, we love actress Diane Keaton’s black pumps and white socks style spotted on the Red Carpet at the 2014 Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award Ceremony. No need to put away your summer sandals either! Pair your favorites with socks to keep your toes warm for chillier Winter days, as spotted on celebs like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Rita Ora. 

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SHORTS FOR FALL

Don’t hang up your summer shorts just yet. Fashion rules usually state, shorts are for summer, and pants are for winter, but no more. Carry summer’s sun kissed style all Season long by pairing your favorite summer shorts with warm tights or leggings, boots, a chic sweater, scarf, and jacket and you are ready to hit the streets in style. Look for black tights in a variety of unique patterns, trending this Season, to pair with your favorite jean shorts. For dressier occasions, pair your tailored shorts with solid black tights, a sequined top or flowy blouse, and chic heels for an evening out. We love Hale Bob’s sequined embroidered black shorts paired with Nicole Miller’s gold sequined top, and sheer black tights. Finish the look by pre-ordering Steve Madden’s newest black suede pump “The Varcityy,” and you’ll by the talk of your next holiday gathering.

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 NAVY AND BLACK

Pairing navy and black used to be a fashion”no no,” but this Season designers from Rag and Bone to Joe Fresh to Elie Saab featured navy and black paired together for their Fall 2014 runway collections. For casual, try pairing Hudson’s skinny jeans with Alice + Olivia’s oversized chunky black sweater and black over-the-knee boots by Marc Jacobs. For work, go in reverse, and pair your navy sweater with a chic black-and-white striped skirt, black tights, and black booties. Pairing navy and black is a subtle way to make a big fashion statement this Season that you don’t always have to follow the traditional fashion color schemes.

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WINTER WHITE

No white after Labor Day they used to say. We say No Way! Pull out your Winter Whites and sparkles like a snowflake all winter long. Pair your summer white tank top with an Asos white off-the-shoulder sweater, skinny white jeans, and Fendi white leather booties for a cool, casual winter day. Recently spotted at the London premiere of “The Hunger Games,” actress Jennifer Lawrence sports our favorite winter white style with a cool white pantsuit. Get the actress’s chic look with Hale Bob’s white satin studded wide leg pants paired with Chelsea28 black satin tank and Hale Bob’s ivory stretch ponte studded jacket. For a glittering finish, pair with newly released Jimmy Choo white shimmer leather sandals with crystals and you’ll feel like a star.

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SEQUINS FOR DAYTIME

No need to hide your sequins in the closet for daytime, bring them out and shine all day. This Season, don’t be afraid to wear your fancy sequined dress, top, or pants for daytime activities or to the office. Those sequined pants you always see on the sales rack at stores and wonder who would wear those? Snatch them up for a dazzling daytime look for winter. For work, pair gold sequined 3.1 Phillip Lim pants with a white tank, a black blazer, and chic strappy heels. For another sequined look, invest this Season into Hale Bob’s glam gold floral sequin dress and it’ll go double duty for you this year. For daytime, pair this dress with a chic Jones black fur coat, black tights, and tailored Miu Miu black flats and for night, dance the night away paired with Christian Louboutin glitter strappy heels. So go ahead and glitter day OR night this Season.

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MIXED PRINTS

Mix things up this Fall Season. No need to wonder anymore if plaid goes with stripes or if a red handbag pairs with blue heels. Anything goes this Season. We love fashion blogger Cara Loren’s “holiday” look pairing skinny plaid pants with a chic leopard coat. Swipe on your favorite bright red lipstick, and you are set for your holiday event. Or go for a softer mix of prints like actress and fashion blogger Jamie Chung, featured in the photo above. She paired a 10 Crosby Derek Lam checkered pencil skirt with an Isabel Marant floral jacket, pieces suitable for summer or winter. Get her chic look with Hale Bob’s printed rayon ponte pencil skirt and pair with a Hale Bob mixed print blouse for a chic Winter style, great for the office and easily segues into the cocktail hour for after work events. Mix it up this Winter and don’t always play by the pattern rules.

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SNEAKERS WITH EVERYTHING

This Season, runways were filled with models pairing dresses and skirts of every length and style with casual sneakers.  Celebrities from Rihanna to Beyonce to Kristen Stewart have been spotted sporting the trendy style this season, so jump on board and pair your comfy sneakers with a dress or skirt for daytime style and fashion. Get the above chic city style by pairing a long-sleeved Marc Jacobs wool blend black shift dress with Christian Louboutin animal print wedge sneakers or go bright and bold with DKNY’s “Cindy” red hot wedge sneaker. Add 2015’s newest collection of sneakers to your wardrobe, great for Winter and Spring, with Burberry’s bright mixed color sneaker spotted at London fashion week and Bottega Veneta’s sporty-chic sneaker, perfectly paired with Winter and Spring dresses.

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MIXED METALS

Silver or Gold? No need to choose one over the other this Season. Mix your favorite gold AND silver bangles and baubles together for a trendy modern look. For style inspiration, we love Michael Kors’ fashion accessory style. Check out his jewelry and accessories for creative ways to mix and match chic jewelry style. Get started by simply pairing your favorite gold bangles interspersed with silver bracelets. Combine gold and silver rings on the same hand and finish the look with simple gold and silver chain necklaces. Spice things up with an exclusive Michael Kors Pave mixed metal ring, a John Hardy “Dragon” cuff, and Betsey Johnson’s “Hollywood Glam” crystal stone necklace. Mix and match for a fun, “uniquely YOU” Winter accessory style that will have you at the center of everyone’s conversation.

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Rules were made to be broken and this Season aim to have a little fun with your Winter Wardrobe. Instead of buying a new outfit, try mixing and matching your current collection in new and unusual ways for a completely new look. Be your own fashion designer this year and break the fashion rules whether it’s mixing gold and silver together, wearing socks with your heels to the office, or pairing your favorite summer shorts with tights. We’d love to hear your thoughts on what “fashion faux pas” you will try this Winter. Comment here and also visit us on our Facebook page Posh at Play.

SWEATER WEATHER

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The leaves are changing, the breeze is cooler, and the nights grow longer. It’s “Sweater Weather” time once again. Just because the weather is chillier doesn’t mean you can’t stay fashionable through the Fall and Winter months. We’ve put together our favorite trending “Sweater Weather” looks to keep you warm and stylish all Season long. Peruse our top trending “Sweater Weather” picks below and snuggle up to high winter fashion.

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SEQUINED SWEATER

Put a little “bling” in your winter wardrobe this Season and shop for a sequined sweater. As “Sweater Weather” approaches, glam up your fashion style with a chic sequined sweater to keep you warm yet fashionable at the same time. The sequined sweater is a perfect versatile look you can wear to the office, out and about, or to your next holiday party. For your next party, pair the chic gray button down sequined cardigan from Hale Bob with black or white palazzo pants and strappy heels. Or pair with Hudson’s Signature Bootcut jeans for a casual glam look for everyday. Whichever way you choose, be sure to add a sequined sweater this Season for a trending glam style.

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WRAP SWEATER

One of our favorite “Sweater Weather” looks this Season is the versatile long wrap sweater. Cozy and chic, pair your wrap sweater with your favorite white tee and Hudson Collin skinny jeans for casual days. Complete the look with a trendy wedge boot from DSW and you’re ready to hit the town in style.

For completely different look with the same wrap sweater, wear as a sweater dress, all the rage on the runways this Season from Diane von Furstenberg to Tory Burch to Calvin Klein. Pair your wrap sweater dress with this Season’s popular over-the-knee boots from designer Vince Camuto. Our favorite wrap sweaters this Season are Alice + Olivia’s Ombre Long Cardigan, Demobaza’s Long Jersey Cardigan, and Hale Bob’s Teal Birdseye Wrap Knit Sweater. Shop your favorite wrap sweater for a “2-for-1” winter fashion look.

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WOOL WINTER SWEATER COAT

We’re loving this season’s sweater coat, just in time for “Sweater Weather.” The sweater coat can be used as a stylish overcoat paired with your winter outfit for chilly days, or it can stand alone as a chic sweater option. We love Hale Bob’s chic wool sweater coat with rabbit fur trim, in your choice of teal, black, or red. A great fashion statement for the office on chillier days, pair your sweater coat with a chic AC Collection pencil skirt and our favorite Jimmy Choo black leather pumps. For casual days, pair your sweater coat with sleek Hudson skinny jeans and a pair of Rag and Bone’s popular Harrow booties. The sweater coat is a great addition to your winter wardrobe this Season for those in-between days when the weather calls for a lighter cover-up rather than your usual heavy wool coat.

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CHUNKY TURTLENECK SWEATER

One of our classic favorite “Sweater Weather” fashion looks is the iconic turtleneck sweater. This Season, however, “bigger is better” with fashion designers and the runways were full of chunky longer turtleneck sweaters with oversized necklines. From Prabal Gurung to Helmut Lang to  The Row, designers went for chunky, oversized turtlenecks for a comfy yet high fashion appeal. Go all out with this look, and accessorize to the max with big, bold bangles, an oversized handbag, your favorite skinny jeans, and ballerina flats. For chillier days, pair your turtleneck with a peacoat and booties. Our favorite chunky turtleneck sweaters this Season include Ralph Lauren’s cashmere turtleneck, Helmut Lang’s cozy knit pullover, and  Free People’s zip-front cable knit turtleneck. Check out our top picks and start shopping your cozy Winter wear.

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LAYERED SWEATER

No need to forgo fashion on those rainy days. Brighten up your day by throwing on a pair of red hot skinnys paired with scarlet kitten heels and you are on your way to a fabulous fashion day. Compliment the “rainy day” look with a cozy cropped sweater layered over a crisp button down to keep you warm and stylish. We love this look from Boden USA, reminiscent of the iconic “Audrey Hepburn” style. Shop the look at Posh at Play with our Citizen’s of Humanity red Thompson skinny jeans paired with Boden’s crew neck sweater and red “Jackie”  kitten heels. Grab your umbrella and you are ready to brighten the rainy day with fabulous style.

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SWEATER CAPE

Swing into “Sweater Weather” in style with one of our favorite sweater styles trending this Season. Updating the poncho style, designers this Season opted to fashion the traditional cape from sweater material for a hot new look. Our favorite picks include Valentino’s cape style sweater, Calvin Klein’s buckle closure cape sweater, and The Limited’s Turtleneck cape sweater. Pair your cozy cape sweater with AC Collection’s silver metallic skinny jeans and chic leopard print heels from Nine West. A versatile wardrobe piece you can easily throw on for a last minute lunch date, you’ll stay warm and chic all Winter longing the sweater cape as “Sweater Weather” approaches.

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CROPPED SWEATER

Sweaters don’t have to just be reserved for jeans and leggings. This Season dress up “Sweater Weather” style by pairing up a cozy cropped sweater with your favorite skirt for a hot night on the town. Our favorite picks for this Season’s cropped sweaters are Sam Edelman’s berry cropped sweater, Ohne Titel ponte cropped sweater, and Chanel’s cool ice blue cropped sweater. Pair your cropped sweater with a chic quilted black leather skirt from Banana Republic, cozy wool tights, and chic black suede pumps. Accessorize with chic gold bangles and necklaces, and finish of with a bright blue Proenza Schouler clutch for a pop of color.

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BAGGY V-NECK SWEATER

One of our favorite sweater styles this Season- the baggy V-neck sweater. As “Sweater Weather” approaches, the cool, casual baggy V-neck sweater is a perfect option for layering over a tank or camisole for moderately cool days, or layering over a button-down blouse paired with a warm, wool scarf. For warmer Winter days, pair your V-neck sweater with chic “distressed” jeans and an oversized shoulder bag for an effortlessly chic fashion statement. We love ASOS’s fluffy cream knit off shoulder sweater or Lulu’s cream cable knit sweater paired with 7 for All Mankind’s dark wash bootcut jeans or BLANKNYC’S shredded boyfriend jeans. Look chic while staying warm for “Sweater Weather” season.

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Get inspired and start planning your “Sweater Weather” collection now. We love all the sweater options for this Season’s Fall and Winter fashion. Choose from chunky turtlenecks to baggy V-necks to cropped to sequined for a warm, cozy yet chic fashion Season this Winter. With just the right pairing, sweaters can take you from work to daytime fun to a night on the town with style. Shop your favorite sweater trends today and be prepared for “Sweater Weather.”