How To Stay Warm And Look Cool In A Parka

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Luke Wooden; Fashion Editor: Laurie Trott

    It's getter warmer! Well, it will if you shop our favorite parkas!

    Don't get left out in the cold!  See and shop our favorite ways to wear a parka!

     

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Luke Wooden; Fashion Editor: Laurie Trott

    There is no rule that says a parka needs to be a dark solid color, so think outside of the box:  A novelty print is a surprising way to make a statement when wearing simple, classic work separates.  

    DKNY Black Silk Quilted Oversized Puffer Coat ($995) in Leopard, call 1-800-231-0884 for more information; Gap Wool Academy Blazer ($118) in Camel; G Star Fay Peplum Shirt ($120) in White; DKNY Clean Front Narrow Pant ($153) in Black; Shoe Cult Clear Path Pump ($98) in Black.

    Hair: Tara Jean at Artmix Beauty
    Makeup: Caroline Ramos at Artmix Beauty

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Luke Wooden; Fashion Editor: Laurie Trott

    Pinstripes aren't just for business meetings. There's a rock-n-roll vibe when they're styled with leather leggings and a floral chiffon blouse.

    Stella McCartney Laura Coat ($1,680) in Black; Zara Floral Top With Bow ($36) in Black; J Brand 1340 Julia Biker Crop Pant ($286) in Lacquered Black Quartz; Zara Wide Heel Ankle Boot ($100) in Black.

    Hair: Tara Jean at Artmix Beauty
    Makeup: Caroline Ramos at Artmix Beauty

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Luke Wooden; Fashion Editor: Laurie Trott

    With a cropped version, there's no need to worry that your outfit will be tangled inside the coat.  You can balance proportions by going for volume with a midi skirt, wide leg trousers, or the world's best boyfriend jeans (pictured here).

    Mango Feather Down Coat ($190) in Gunmetal Grey; Michael Stars 2x1 Rib Boyfriend Tank ($40) ; Elizabeth & James Azumi Low-Rise Boyfriend Jeans ($295) in Mid-wash; Fossil Hair Calf Skinny Belt ($34) ; Shoe Cult Abbey Boot ($84)

    Hair: Tara Jean at Artmix Beauty
    Makeup: Caroline Ramos at Artmix Beauty

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Luke Wooden; Fashion Editor: Laurie Trott

    Think big:  This is actually a size large, which we used on purpose to create the effect of an elegant evening coat.  When you think about how many layers you might wear underneath it, you need to calculate that into your sizing plan.

    Alpha Industries Natasha Parka ($165) in Maroon; Elizabeth and James Delon Stretch Leather Dress ($1,095) in Black; Valentino Punkouture Rockstud Patent Leather Pumps ($1,045) in Black.

    Hair: Tara Jean at Artmix Beauty
    Makeup: Caroline Ramos at Artmix Beauty

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Luke Wooden; Fashion Editor: Laurie Trott

    Oh, by the way, a parka doesn't have to be the outer layer; you can get a thin, fitted style to wear under your winter coat.  It'll keep you warm and add an element of le sportif.

    Patagonia Fiona Parka ($299) in Classic Navy; G Star Wool Coat, similar styles available at gstar.com; GAP Shrunken Boyfriend Stripe Oxford Shirt ($50) in Blue Stripe; Band of Outsiders Ruched Pencil Skirt ($446) in Black; HUE Scalloped Pointelle Sock ($7) in Black.

    Hair: Tara Jean at Artmix Beauty
    Makeup: Caroline Ramos at Artmix Beauty

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Luke Wooden; Fashion Editor: Laurie Trott

    There's a no-duh factor in this military-hued, fur-lined canvas parka.  As we learned from Miranda Kerr, this type of coat is guaranteed to give any look instant street cred.

    Yves Salomon Cotton/Rabbit Fur Army Parka ($1,810) in Olive; Fossil Amber Leather Jacket ($398) in Black; Theory GC Top in Compelling Pima Cotton ($170) in Black; BDG Cotton Corduroy A-Line Skirt ($59) in Light Brown; Stuart Weitzman Highland Boot ($750) in Black Suede

    Hair: Tara Jean at Artmix Beauty
    
Makeup: Caroline Ramos at Artmix Beauty

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Luke Wooden; Fashion Editor: Laurie Trott

    Worried a voluminous parka will activate your Stay Puff marshmallow potential?  Belted styles not only keep your figure looking streamlined, but also add polish to an everyday gym outfit.

    Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Blizzard Parka ($901) in Midnight Blue; Kenneth Cole New York Ronni Quilted Vest ($148) in Pumpkin; Theory Kristoff  Turtleneck Sweater ($$158) in Light Heather Grey; GapFit gFast Reflective-Stripe Leggings ($39) in Navy  ; Jimmy Choo Tokyo Disco Mirror Sneakers ($595) in Off White, similar styles available at select Jimmy Choo boutiques and www.jimmychoo.com .

    Hair: Tara Jean at Artmix Beauty
    
Makeup: Caroline Ramos at Artmix Beauty

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    PHOTO: Photographer: Luke Wooden; Fashion Editor: Laurie Trott

    Still working out the city vs. country balancing act?  Invest in one that has a waxed or weather-proof shell and a removable, furry interior. 

    SAM Luxe Highline Parka ($1,995); Billabong Need For Luv Long Sleeve Flannel Top ($50) in Tango Red; Frame Fairfax Jean ($220) in Light Blue; Sorel Caribou Wool ($160) in Tobacco

    Hair: Tara Jean at Artmix Beauty
    Makeup: Caroline Ramos at Artmix Beauty

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    Dorothy Perkins

    Printed Parka ($99) in Charcoal

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    Rag & Bone

    Starling Coat ($995) in Army Green

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    L.L. Bean

    Baxter State Parka ($229) in Vibrant Red

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    Uniqlo

    Military Coat ($80)

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    A.P.C.

    Shearling & Fur Mods Winter Parka ($665) in Black

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    J. Crew

    Military Parka ($350) in Navy

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    Rud by Rudsak

    Genuine Coyote Fur-Trim Parka ($375)

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    Zara

    Faux Leather Combination Parka ($159) in Khaki

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    A.L.C.

    Parka with Fur Trim Vest ($1,350) in Khaki

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    Canada Goose

    Fur-trimmed Down-Filled Victoria Parka ($650) in Graphite

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    Foce

    Cecilia Parka ($1,930) in Blue/Black

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Charcoal Printed Parka

Charcoal Printed Parka

Dorothy Perkins, $99
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Military Parka

Military Parka

J. Crew, $350
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Starling Coat

Starling Coat

Rag & Bone, $995
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Black Shearling & Fur Mods Winter Parka

Black Shearling & Fur Mods Winter Parka

A.P.C., $665
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Baxter State Parka

Baxter State Parka

L.L. Bean, $229
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Genuine Coyote Fur-Trim Parka

Genuine Coyote Fur-Trim Parka

Rud by Rudsak, $375
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Parka with Fur-Trim Vest

Parka with Fur-Trim Vest

ALC, $1350
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Fur-trimmed Down-Filled Victoria Parka

Fur-trimmed Down-Filled Victoria Parka

Canada Goose Down, $650
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Military Coat

Military Coat

Uniqlo, $80
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Chaska Long Coral Down Parka Coat with Fur Trimmed Hood

Chaska Long Coral Down Parka Coat with Fur Trimmed Hood

Mackage, $690
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Faux Leather Combination Parka

Faux Leather Combination Parka

Zara, $159
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Cecilia Parka

Cecilia Parka

Foce, $1930
SHOP
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