Glam Slam: The Friday Five - Fall's Top Coat Trends

The always fashionable Victoria Beckham out and about in London on June 26, 2012 The always fashionable Victoria Beckham out and about in London on June 26, 2012

The good news — tomorrow is the first day of fall — yay!

The bad news — the forecast for much of Los Angeles is in the 90’s — boo.

At least it’s cooler in some part of the country, the rest of us can dream about our fall coats. InStyle’s October issue has the top trends for fall coats, and tips on how to wear them.

MILITARY:
Unless you’re trying to look like a new recruit, nix cargos, pinstripes, and anything else that would make it seem as though your outerwear is part of a uniform. (Check out Victoria Beckham who does military with posh perfection.)

PARKA:
When the mercury really plunges, serious insulation is a must. Invest in one with a defined waist or a slim, tailored fit—or risk channeling the Marshmallow Man.

LEATHER DETAIL:
Now’s your chance to pull out the brocades and sequins and graphic accessories. This eddy option is a natural match for any bold style inclinations.

LADYLIKE:
Include feminine touches in your outfit, such as florals, lace, and pleating, combined with refined accessories like sleek leather gloves and a structured purse.

BLANKET:
It’s the clothing equivalent of your favorite cozy throw. Echo that vibe with solid chunky knits and comfy-leather pants, limiting pattern to your overcoat.

InStyle’s October issue, on newsstands today!

-- Ryan Patterson

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