There’s a rotting cornucopia gourd’s worth of reasons why fall is the best season (except for spring, early summer, Christmas and my birthday). But, if you’re like me, it means you have a vagina, and if you have a vagina it means you like clothes. This means that your favorite kind of harvest bounty comes in the lush fabrics, beautiful stitching and inifinite layering possibilities of falls most delectable clothing options. (You’re supposed to read that last sentence in the voice of that mincing homosexual m’aitre d’ from The Simpsons). Best of all, of course, is coats. Fall coats! Heavy enough to keep you warm while you’re walking cobblestoned streets, sipping pumpkin spice lattes, standing beside a leaf pile or mourning the death or your college sweetheart. But what KIND of coat? So many styles, so many colors so many fabrics. It can be a tad overwhelming! Here’s a helpful guide:
Collegiate, Oxfordian and irresistible to the Ryan O’Neills of the world, peacoats are classic, stylish and come in a variety of colors. We all know that camel is the look of the season but some like it gray, others red, but I say classic navy’s where you can’t go wrong.
$245 - jcrew.com
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Kill a civilian! Nothing says harvest time like ritual slaughter. Do Columbus proud the chic way in one of these battle-worthy toppers.
Perfect for subway exhibitionists and girls with an Anna Karina fixation alike.
For zany dinner parties, jaunts to the shops on Saturday morning and girls with a Laugh-In Fixation
For those of us who still occasionally do our onanistic homework to that one English / Humanities teacher/professor we high-school wanted to hook up with but would have hated forever if he had actually ever come on to us. Corduroy is a plus. Elbow patches are a no, unless you plan on throwing our textbooks out the window and putting your feet on the desk. And even then, no.
$128 - anthropologie.com
For Fran Drescher.