Fashion Closet: Outerwear For Your Body Type

The coats and cute cover-ups ESSENCE editors are eyeing this season.

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 21, 2014

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“In preparation for fall I’ve been obsessed with leather biker jackets. It’s a staple closet item and can go from work to night and with everything in between. I recently just grabbed one from Mango that I love and it was on sale!” ––Chloe Williams, Public Relations

Leather biker jacket, Mango, $175, mango.com.

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"I love a cozy coatigan in between seasons. This Alpaca cocoon style is classic enough to wear to the office, but can transform into a snuggly sweater with boyfriend jeans for a chill weekend." ––Celia L. Smith, Fashion Editor @celia.smith

Cocoon coat, Eileen Fisher, $498, eileenfisher.com.

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"I love a little drama in a coat. This one is just subtle enough." ––Yolanda Sangweni, Entertainment Editor @Yolizama

Camoflauge lined trench coat, Zara, $99, zara.com.

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“A biker jacket has become somewhat of a fall wardrobe staple, but I’ve always been hesitant to go there. Well, not this year! This ASOS CURVE Premium Leather Biker Jacket looks like it will complement my curves and be totally worth the investment. Let the edgy work-chic fun begin!” — Charli Penn, Relationships Editor @ManWifeDog

Leather biker jacket, ASOS CURVE, $232, asos.com.

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I love the dramatic effect of a cape; it ups the ante on even the simplest look. You can also throw on as many layers as your heart desires underneath without worrying if you'll be able to close your coat. I love Terra's new take on the raincoat with their sheer cape." ––Reneise Francis, Market Editor @RayFrancie

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