This season, transition with those booties by pairing them with great trench coat (we think khaki is a classic), or spice up your girly threads with a tough chick leather jacket. Plaid is way hot this season, so keep your eyes peeled for plaid wool and cashmere coats, especially in nutty colours and deep blues and greens. The cape has made a serious comeback, as seen on Posh Spice and Nicole Ricci, and we suggest opting for a cape in one of the fruity colours of the season (cranberry, for example) instead of a simple black to steer clear from the Count Dracula look. We're loving white coats right now for a fresh, crisp, Mod feel. Look for a new empire-waist coat or something a little lengthier than you would usually go for - Talula Babaton makes lovely fitted warm wool/cashmere coats. Whether you're sloshing around in UGGS or out for a night in town in your favourite Louboutins, your coat should be well fitted (remember: wool and leather both stretch) yet roomy enough to pile on a couple sweaters underneath. To dress up a basic wool coat, spice it up with a wide patent waist belt or a knotted thin brown leather belt. Regardless of the denial you may be in now, -20 degree weather is on its way faster than you can say "Cabo?". They say that step one is admitting there is a problem. If this is true, then step two is buying a kickass coat to hug you through the frostbite warnings.
(Top to Bottom: Banana Republic Monogram Collection $1200, Silence & Noise at Urban Outfitters $98, Mackage, $550, available at Holt Renfrew)