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Westside Pavilion.

It’s that special time of year—not the holidays, obviously, but the time of year when you really just don’t know what type of weather you’re going to have. It’s freezing and drizzling one day, and 80 degrees the next—how’s anyone supposed to keep up? You may have your flip flops on as you’re reading this and think it’s a little batty to shop for coats, but chances are, sometime in the next week or so, you’ll be going back to that warmer jacket and bundling up. We noticed this week that almost every place we love to shop has outerwear on sale—and because we love a great sale, and we know you do too—let’s talk about weathering the weather in style.

There have been several exciting new coat trends to emerge this year, and sale time is the best time to dip your toe in new trends. Think bubbly bombers and shearling aviators, sleek camel coats, mega-hot military styles, and our favorite—the oh-so fresh and cute cape coat.

We’re tagging on our top three this time around—but we’ve been crazy about all of the above this season. Thank goodness there are so many days in a year—who can choose just one?

Take a peek at our picks and let us know what you’ve been hankering for:

Es-Cape. Ordinary is, well, just so ordinary. Get away from the expected this year and reach for the adorably avant-garde in the form of a clever cape coat. Tell me you don’t love the title of “trend-setter”. We fell for this perky plaid coat from Macy’s at Westside Pavilion ($54.99 on sale now).

Parka Perfection. Looking for a picturesque look for your around the town shopping or casual lunch dates? Pick a parka and bask in cool understated style—these are the “oh I just threw this on” effortless pieces that lend to the air of being collected but never fussy. We adored this version from Banana Republic at Los Cerritos Center ($175).

Bombshell. Move over Maverick—you’re not the only one that is smokin’ in high-flying style. Choose a cropped leather bomber jacket or a shearling aviator and make a memorable trend maneuver. We vote for this shearling jacket from JCPenney at Lakewood Center ($98.99 down from $330).


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