When you need warm outerwear that can easily transition from day to night, fall coats offer the ideal solution. While a shorter jacket can feel too casual for some occasions, a longer coat that falls to your mid-thigh or knee adds an element of elegance and refinement.
The choices for stylish fall coats vary from lighter styles to heavy wool designs that stay warm even on the coldest winter night. Simple, versatile designs are often best for shorter coats – they'll reveal more of your outfit, so it's important that they pair with the rest of your wardrobe. Longer coats offer the opportunity for more statement looks, as the coat becomes the focal point of your ensemble.
There are a couple of simple tricks for styling long coats. If the cut reaches past your knees, a pair of simple heels helps to elongate your silhouette. If you’re wearing the coat over thinner layers, the fit may be slightly looser than intended. In this case, use a sleek belt cinched at the waist to create a fitted, refined look.