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The Long and the Short of It

Jackets and coats come in all shapes and sizes – just like people!  There are so many to choose from that it’s hard to figure out what works best with certain outfits, the weather and your taste.  You might wear two or three different types of coats in one day depending on the weather and what you are wearing.  So, what are your options for jackets and coats and which ones should you choose?

Long Sleeved vs. Short Sleeved/Sleeveless:

Pairing a form fitted long sleeve shirt under a puffy vest or short sleeve jacket in contrasting colors is a very popular look right now.  This look is perfect for those days that are nippy but not too cold.  On the other hand, when there is snow on the ground and a cold wind blowing, a long sleeve jacket or parka will work every time.

Long, Short or In-Between:

The length of the jacket or coat is just as important as the length of the sleeves.  You can achieve different looks and various degrees of warmth and comfort this way.  On really cold days, wear a long trench coat over your boots and jeans, or bundle up with a parka or quilted down jacket that reaches mid-thigh.  If the weather is a little warmer or you prefer a shorter length, you can find jackets that stop at the waist or mid-hip area.

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