Choosing the right kind of coat for the winter season is tricky (because so many can make you look lumpy, bumpy and frumpy). Try using Kate Beckinsale and Kate Hudson as inspiration (and checking off this 5 second mental checklist), before choosing the right coat for your style…
* 1 – 2 Seconds: Assess the shape first. If you want to look longer and leaner, choose a coat that hits below the line of your hips. If you want to look even skinnier, choose one that is belted (or hugs in slightly) at the smallest part of your waist.
* 2 – 3 Seconds: Balance it out. If you want to wear a fun, playful coat (like Kate Hudson’s plush fur), make sure to balance it out with lean pants on the bottom (and choose faux-fur while you’re at it!)
* 4 – 5 Seconds: Don’t get super-sized. Big coats only work if you have thoughtful accessories every where else (like Kate Beckinsale), such as a colorful petite scarf, slim fitting leggings, or lean boots. Make your coat the statement piece.
* What coat are YOU wearing the most right now? What coat are you “crushing” on?