Warm, Dry And Stylin'
With fall fast approaching, now is a prime time to think about your children's outerwear. Whether the kids are walking in the woods or simply splashing in puddles, you'll want to keep them dry, warm and -- most importantly for teenagers -- on trend.
Coat and jacket designs ranging from sailor-boy looks to riding jackets are making the trip to the mall this season lots of fun. And we're making it a little easier on you and your wallet, too, with our top five choices for fall:
1. Trench Coat
Older girls will feel all grown up in this stylish twill trench by Candies at Kohl's. Available in raspberry, the coat is pleated at the back and cinched at the waist with a belt. You'll love this trench for its machine-washable cotton and budget-friendly price -- only $27.60. For a girl-about-town look, have her turn up the collar, throw on a beret and team with a pair of knee-high patent boots. Ooh la la!
2. Hooded Denim Jacket
Little boys can get all dressed up just like their dad or older brother in this Little Boy Hooded Denim Jacket by Guess. The two-in-one denim jacket combo with zipper and buttons will keep him cozy all season long. You'll love the fact that it's machine washable, too. Available from Macy's for ages 2 to 7 years. Medium stonewash only. $42.37 on sale.
3. Nautical Number
Toddler boys rock the sailor's look in this very cute Alpha Industries Peacoat from Nordstrom. With anchor-etched buttons and vertical hand pockets, the wool peacoat is available only in sizes 2T to 4T. At $55.90 on sale, you'll have to be quick to get your hands on one of these. Dry clean only.
4. Classic Quilted Jacket
This quilted jacket, with its go-anywhere, down-to-earth attitude, should be a staple in every teenager's closet. Available from Gap Kids, you have two color choices: Classic brown and true navy. Retailing at a reasonable $34.50, the jacket is available in sizes xs to xxl.
5. Pretty in Pink
Your tiny toddler will look cute as a button in this pretty, cotton-blend coat from Burlington Coat Factory.
This traditionally styled coat references by-gone times with dainty button cuffs and vertical seams. The coat is pleated below the waist for a feminine, skirt-like look. With pink rosettes placed down the front, this single-breasted style will never look dated. Other features include a detachable, button-off hood. Machine washable, the Rothschild is marked down from $75 to $29.99 in the current sale and is available in sizes 2T to 4T.