Autumn is the perfect season for bundling up in a warm and fashionable coat before it gets too cold. With the cooler weather that’s blowing about, it’s about that time to open up the closet and slip on your well-loved winter coat that kept you warm during last year’s chilly days. But if you’re up for a change, now’s the time for a shopping adventure amidst the racks of tweeds, plaids, and warm wool-blend overcoats.
If you’re looking keep your pennies in-line, why not forego buying a new coat? Instead, try simply updating your coat’s accessories with a fresh new scarf, hats, and pair of gloves. Try adding a sparkly broach to a toasty gray tweed, posh plaid, or damask coat. Complete your cool weather ensemble with a pair of over the knee boots or booties. A warm pashmina will help keep the chills away.
When choosing your accessories, jewel tones will provide some beautiful shades that compliment fall’s rich color palette. Shades of jade, peacock, violet, and mulled wine will add some vibrancy to a neutral coat. A surprise pop of color with a vibrant mustard or vivid chartreuse will set you apart further.
If you’re savvy with a needle and thread, you could even try switching out your older buttons for some newly picked buttons or try cinching in your coat’s waist with a braided belt for some added texture and definition.
Now’s the time of year where you to keep others warm too. If you’d like to spread the warmth this cool weather season, several local charities are accepting accepting stylish coats, hats, scarves, and gloves donations for the cooler months ahead:
- Schedule an donation pickup with Amvets at https://donatestuff.com/
- You can drop off donations at your local Goodwill Store, the Wheeler Mission Ministries Thrift Store located at 2730 S Madison Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225.
- The Julian Center’s Thrifty Threads store at 1501 West 86th Street.
- Dress for Success Boutique is accepting donations on November 15, November 22, December 6 from 10-12 p.m.