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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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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
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 .
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.
Printed Parka ($99) in Charcoal
Starling Coat ($995) in Army Green
Baxter State Parka ($229) in Vibrant Red
Military Coat ($80)
Shearling & Fur Mods Winter Parka ($665) in Black
Military Parka ($350) in Navy
Faux Leather Combination Parka ($159) in Khaki
Parka with Fur Trim Vest ($1,350) in Khaki
Chaska Long Down Parka Coat with Fur Trimmed Hood ($690) in Coral
Fur-trimmed Down-Filled Victoria Parka ($650) in Graphite
Cecilia Parka ($1,930) in Blue/Black