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Thursday, October 10th 2013

Elle’s Edit: Perfect Parkas

Shopbop Style Director Elle Strauss shares her latest favorites. This week, she tackles the inevitable winter weather with her top parka picks.

I am a huge fan of the parka for several reasons: First, military is a major trend for fall. Second, they have the ability to make everything look cool with their casual, not-really-trying (ok slightly-trying) aesthetic. And third, they're warm! Yes, you heard me correctly—practical and on-trend. It’s a rare combination in the world of fashion and something that we all need to take advantage of immediately.

Here is a list of my current favorites:

SAM. Hudson Parka
This super-chic and very flattering, city-style parka is a great addition to your work or weekend wardrobe.

Canada Goose Victoria Parka
Winter? What winter? This is essentially like wearing a very, very stylish duvet.

Cheap Monday Prim Parka
The longer length lends a very now, grungy edge for a great price. Finish the look with a red plaid shirt, a wool beanie, and chunky boots.

Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel Hooded Parka
The (optional) fur trim gives a fancy finishing touch to a handy hood. Try pairing this parka with boyfriend jeans, a cream fisherman sweater, and Rag & Bone ankle boots.

3.1 Phillip Lim Patchwork Parka
The statement camo fur is so cool! I’ll definitely be wearing this as my “evening” parka with an LBD and over-the-knee boots.


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