Winter is just a few short weeks away. Time to get your outerwear in order!
On "The Early Show," style contributor Katrina Szish had models showing many of her favorites -- the coolest fashionable coats to keep you toasty-warm - and the whole family stylish in snow.
The most advanced technology in outerwear is always found in the sporty, athletic category, where it's important for fabric to breathe while also keeping you warm in extreme conditions. Even better, these sporty coats are versatile enough to be worn on or off the slopes.
Burton Jet Set Jacket $159.95
I love the feminine shape of this slim fit Burton Jet-Set jacket. Stay warm and dry without extra layers thanks to the supple DRYRIDE Durashell 2L fabric backed by lightweight, low-puff Thermacore insulation. Looks cute whether paired with your favorite jeans or your shred attire.
Sweater: Forever 21 $10; www.forever21.com
Leggings: BCBGMAXAZARIA $73; www.zappos.com
Boots: The North Face NUPTSE FUR IV $100; www.zappos.com
Knit Hat: Obermeyer $40; www.obermeyer.com
Scarf: Lands' End Canvas $40; www.landsendcanvas.com
Gloves: Lands' End Thermacheck Flex Glove $40; www.landsend.com
Columbia Omni-Heat Titanium Caribiner II 3-in-1 Parka: $280
This Columbia coat is a bit pricier at $280, but you're actually getting three jackets in one. You get the super-lightweight, ultra warm insulated parka; then the liner zips out to become a stand-alone goosedown jacket, while the outer shell is perfect for slightly warmer days and active afternoons. The coat is waterproof, but breathable. It also has an Omni-Heat thermal reflective liner, which retains body heat when you need it most. Even better, this coat proves that not all hi-tech sporting gear has to be neon.
Cashmere Sweater: LL Bean Signature Sweater $151; www.llbeansignature.com
Jeans: LL Bean Signature 5-Pocket Jeans $59; www.llbeansignature.com
Boots: Solomon Mission GTX Boots $135; www.zappos.com
Gloves: Columbia Majik Hands Omni-Heat Gloves $80; www.columbia.com
The puffer jacket or coat is undoubtedly one of the warmest option out there, and it has also become one of the trendiest. BUT make sure your puffer isn't just fluff. Look for a jacket or coat filled with down, insulating polyfill or a liner to ensure that the cold and wind stay out .
Gymboree Polka Dot Puffer Jacket: $29.40
Who said a puffer jacket has to be solid? This polka-dot version from Gymboree is fashionable and functional - water-resistant and has a full microfleece lining for extra warmth.
Turtleneck: Janie and Jack Dachsund Turtleneck $24; www.janieandjack.com
Pants: Gymboree Silver Belted Skinny Pants $30; www.gymboree.com
Boots: Old Navy Faux Fur Snow Boots $23; www.oldnavy.com
Scarf: Janie and Jack Cable Sweater Scarf $18; www.janieandjack.com
Uniqlo Double-Breasted Down Coat: $89.90
Buh-bye Michelin Man, hello flattering puffer coat. Puffer coats no longer have to be puffy! This double-breasted trench-style puffer from Uniqlo is thin, but it's made from Ultra Light Down and is designed to retain your own body heat and maintain its warmth. This coat is sleek and simple, which makes it perfect for work, weekends, and even all those holiday cocktail parties.
Knit Top: Forever21 Knit Top $10; www.forever21.com
Pants: LOFT Modern Slim Fit Corduroy Pants $60; www.loftonline.com
Scarf: Lands' End Canvas Chevron Striped Scart $50; www.landsendcanvas.com
Gloves: Forever 21 (Part of Gloves and Scarf Set); www.forever21.com
Classics with a Twist
We all love classic wool coats, but when it gets really cold the wind feels like it's blowing right through them. So, we tracked down some military-inspired classics with a twist…they look familiar on the outside, but they have unique linings that up the warmth factor without adding bulk.
77Kids by American Eagle Plaid Layer Peacoat in gray: $49.50
Layering is always a smart way to stay warm, but this coat from 77Kids by American Eagle does it for you! A fully quilted, hooded lining is integrated into a durable wool plaid peacoat.
Turtleneck: Janie and Jack $22; www.janieandjack.com
Sweater: Janie and Jack Snowflake Sweater $44; www.janieandjack.com
Jeans: Gymboree Dark Wash Skinny Jeans $18; www.gymboree.com
Boots: Polo by Ralph Lauren Winter Games EZ Weather Boots; $51 www.endless.com
Delia's Kendall Belted Coat with Thinsulate in Fatigue: $89.50
This military-inspired coat from Delia's, complete with antique brass buttons, is right on trend, but don't be fooled by the slim shape - it's actually lined with Thinsulate for added warmth.
Turtleneck: LOFT Sensationally Soft Turtleneck: $30; www.loftonline.com
Leggings: Lucky Brand Pull On Denim Legging $70; www.zappos.com
Boots: Stuart Weitzman Combat Boots; www.zappos.com
Hat: Lands' End Canvas Trapper Hat $40; www.landsendcanvas.com
Schott NYC Classic 32 oz. Melton Wool Naval Peacoat 740: $198
This rugged, Made-in-the-USA Naval-style peacoat from Schott NYC is as classic as it gets. The wool-blend fabric is interlocked and pressed together for maximum protection against the elements, plus it has a fully quilted lining and hand warmer pockets.
Shirt: Lands End Canvas Heritage Oxford Shirt $35; www.landsendcanvas.com
Sweater: Lands End Canvas Cable Shawl Sweater $80; www.landsendcanvas.com
Tie: Lands End Canvas Silk Wool Buffalo Check Tie $40; www.landsendcanvas.com
Pants: LL Bean Signature Washed Cord Pants $69; www.llbeansignature.com
Shoes: LL Bean Signature Waxed Canvas Maine Hunting Shoe $129; www.llbeansignature.com
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If you think you need a makeover or know someone who deserves one, let us know! You or the person you suggest might be chosen to get a head-to-toe makeover!