Page 102 - South Mississippi Living - January, 2022
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story by Barbara Travis
As temperatures drop, it’s time to pull out coats and jackets. But true fashionistas have no worries; they already live, shop, and abide by the strict rule that one can never have too many of either. Well-organized closets attest to the fact that jackets are not only
cool weather fashion friends, but wardrobe-building staples.
 With chilly weather on the forefront, that’s good news all around. Local shops and department stores abound with stylish choices to whet the savviest fashion appetite, while serving the primary purpose of warming the wearer.
So, what are the coolest trends for cool weather jackets? So glad you asked. The four styles that leap to the front are blazers, puffers, shackets and dusters. From long and loose to short, fitted and flared, they all add spark to a cold weather wardrobe.
Blazers are available in classic single or double- breasted styles, but the big change comes in the form of roomier cuts, waist ties, and brave new colors that
way from what your Mama made you wear. These are stylish to the max, often packable and available in an array of scrumptious, heavenly hues that look great with a turtleneck sweater peeking out.
Shackets are a new, trendy, and clever combination of long shirt and jacket. Choose one in a plush wool blend or fabulous flannel fabric for a cozy and stylish look paired with denim or a mini-skirt and leggings.
Long, open-front duster sweaters in a variety of weights and lengths are all the rage. The picture of casual chic, dusters are the perfect topper to wear year-round on their own or in combo with a myriad of other pieces.
 don’t follow the beaten path of navy or gray. Colors such as olive can easily serve as a go-with-everything neutral.
Today’s lightweight puffer jackets have come a long
Get creative! Don’t hide from the cold – show up and show out in a well-chosen jacket, dynamite accessories and an air of confidence to score big in the winter fashion game.
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