Winter Wrappings

Hot picks from MOA® Trend Specialist Sara Rogers
Fashionista or not, if you live in Minnesota you are required to own more than one coat. The good news is, this season there are so many different styles to choose from, you’ll have a coat to throw on for every mood. So get ready to re-live the ’80s, join the Navy, and go ‘ga-ga’ for gray this winter!

Gorgeous Gray
178 South Avenue
The season’s most popular neutral is staying on top for winter weather. Gray is the perfect “go-with-anything” color, and this classic Burberry coat will seamlessly complete any outfit you choose.

Preppy Patterns
Club Monaco
102 North Garden
Spice up your style with fun preppy patterns, like houndstooth and plaid, in the cold winter months. The key to wearing a patterned coat is to keep the rest of your outfit basic to avoid a look that is too overpowering.

Military Chic
United Colors of Benetton
152 South Avenue
The classic military peacoat is a timeless piece that will always be in style. Choose a longer version for a more sophisticated look, and a shorter length for everyday wear—just make sure the length is appropriate for your height!

Exposed Zippers
108 North Garden
Zippers are getting extra exposure this season as they’re spotted on the outside of apparel for a change. A fun twist on a functional item, the horizontal zippers on this jacket are a subtle way to add a little uniqueness to your look.

’80s Revival
106 North Garden
Shrunken, fitted jackets are not just for “member’s only” this season. Your disco days may be over, but it’s time to bring back the classic bomber style. The good news is that this trend has outgrown its polyester roots and graduated to a sleeker style.

Onward Style is Lavender’s exclusive column written by Sara Rogers, MOA® Trend Specialist. She has worked in the fashion industry for more than 20 years as a model, fashion specialist, wardrobe therapist, and television host. As the Trend Specialist and Personal Shopper for Mall of America®, her “office” spans 4.2 million square feet and more than 520 stores, providing her with extensive resources to research what’s hot in retail trends.

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