5 Trends to Avoid This Fall (and What to Wear Instead)
Adam Glassman scans the hard-to-pull-off looks—and explains how to make them right for you.
The Trend: Oversize Coats
The Issue: Brisk fall breezes make it tempting to leave the house wrapped up in something resembling a sleeping bag. If only it were slightly less blimpy looking. "Most people work hard to maintain a slimmer figure—why cover it all up with something that makes you look bigger than you are?" says Adam.
The Fix: If you want volume (and warmth!), pick a coat that's fitted at the shoulders and looser elsewhere, like a car coat or a trapeze coat. Wear it with an item underneath that's got a sleek silhouette, like slim-cut pants or a pencil skirt.