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Pretty in Pea Coats

Is it chilly outside and your wanting to look your best but you don’t want to look like an oversized giant with ten extra layers on? Pea coats are the easiest way to look sophisticated, stylish, and cute, all while staying warm. Most Pea coats come in a range of colors and materials, but most importantly they will keep you warm without wearing several layers. Some women are often afraid of the Pea coat because of price and fear of not being able to pull off the look. Listen closely ladies; all women in all shapes and sizes can wear a Pea coat and look fabulous with a few simple rules.


Pea coats are not usually cheap. Expect to spend anywhere from $40 to $300 for one. Not to worry; there are decent, good quality Pea coats for under $100. Remember that spending a little chunk of money on one coat will be well worth it. This coat will last you for years. Think of it as a timeless piece to add to your winter collection.


Every winter season you can usually find some Pea coats that are a little more amped up and trendy then the previous winter season. Stick to simple and basic. You want this coat to last you the next few years. A yellow Pea coat may not be too fashionable the next few winters. Stay away from patterns and trendy colors, and stick to basics such as brown and black. Pea coats also come in a variety of materials. Wool and fleece are often the best materials to pick from. Be sure to consider your climate and how much warmth you will really need. For cooler climates stick to a coat with a lining on the inside.


A Pea coat can be over accessorized if not careful. Because these coats are a classic look that has been around for years, keep accessories simple and beautiful. A good way to do this is with scarves and handbags. It is ok to use vibrant colors in your accessories to spice up the look. A bright colored scarf will really give your Pea coat look the final touch. For an evening out jeweled pieces on a headband, earrings or brooch (pined to the coat) are an elegant and sophisticated look that will go great with an evening out on the town. Forever 21 has some great accessories that can help you glam up your Pea coat for evening looks. For a sophisticated daytime outfit, wear a Pea coat with a great looking pair of shoes. Colorful flats or a great pair of heeled boots will also do the trick.

All women should own at least one Pea coat. They are a great winter look that will never fade away. They can make any women look confident, classy and beautiful on the coldest winter days.

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