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Fall & Winter Jacket Lookbook | 2015

Jacket season is upon us. Even here in Phoenix, it’s been chilly. (Well, chilly for us. We’re not exactly the most resilient-to-cold-weather-type folks). I’m so thrilled to finally be able to wear a layers! While planning for winter content, I put out a vote on Facebook to see if a Jacket Lookbook would be helpful – and the response was overwhelmingly yes! (Second to a jacket lookbook was a wide calf boot lookbook – which is coming next week.)

** style notes: The jeans in this lookbook are from Target’s Ava&Viv collection, and the striped top is from SimplyBe. The black sweater is an old one from Tristan&America – but any black crewneck sweater will do. Flats are from Lane Bryant. All outerwear is listed below the photos.

Since we’ve got a lot of ground to cover in this post, I’ll stop yapping and get right to the looks.

Apres-Ski (the puffer vest)

puffer vest via Yours Clothing

I always dream of a day of skiing and hitting up a big, fancy lodge for some apres-ski hot cocoa and chilling with friends by the fireplace. It sounds like the absolute perfect winter day, doesn’t it? (would help if I knew how to ski, wouldn’t it?) Live out my ski-day dreams in this (suprisingly warm) plus size puffer vest with faux fur.

Cool Girl (the draped leather jacket)

draped jacket via city chic  {sold out – similar}

You guys it almost pains me to include this jacket because it sold out SO FAST that I count my blessings that I even got one at all. Thankfully a plus size leather waterfall jacket is a staple these days, so you can definitely still find one near you. I love this for everyday – it’s got that cool girl relaxed vibe and seems to go with just about everything.

Pastel Princess (the pastel coat)

Pastel and lighter tone winterwear came on to the scene a few years ago and the trend is holding strong – despite fall being all about dark colors. While I personally take a more traditional approach to fall/winter apparel (mean: dark clothes all day long – Phoenix is the land of eternal summer so by mid-October I crave plums, burgundys, etc) – this jacket made me break my rule. The gorgeous details near the neckline and the way the waist comes in… it’s plus size princess perfection.

Stand Out (the statement jacket)

Another jacket that made me break my ‘dark colors for fall’ rule. I remember the day I got it, I pulled it out of the box and nearly dropped it out of excitement. The ombre is so bright and gorgeous, the side-zip makes this reminiscent of a moto jacket – a perfect blend of ladylike and toughness. On those colder nights, this will absolutely be the jacket I reach for.

Girl on a Mission (the bold trench)

corset back trench via city chic

I would be lying if I said that this trench didn’t make me feel like a super spy. You’ve already seen this before on the blog – I wore it in Seattle for a Nordstrom event at their flagship store. The blue is so rich and inky (and the corset detail on the back is so sassy – you can see a clear shot of it in the video lookbook) and it’s a lot heavier than you would think! Definitely good for a West Coast cold winter’s day. Plus size trench coats are hard to find, so look for one with a fit-and-flare style like this one if you’re pear-shaped (or carry most of your weight on your bottom half) for a flattering look.

Caramel Classic (the classic trench)

caramel kiss trench via city chic

I couldn’t do a jacket lookbook without including my absolute favorite style : the classic trench. I think it’s the Burberry fan in me. (I swear, the day they decide to do plus sizes is the day I am going to be the most fabulous woman to ever live in a car). But until then, this one by City Chic hits every single checkmark on my trench list: – waist defining belt – storm flap – belted sleeves – fit&flare style – classic tan color It’s a bit lighter weight, so I would only recommend this for babes living in the south/warmer climates. It’ll be perfect for fall/winter for you, but for my northern girls, pass on this one. You’ll freeze!

Want to see these coats in action? Check out the video!

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