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Fall into fashion: The best coats for the entire family

Sep. 26, 2013 at 11:09 AM ET

Video: Autumn is in the air and the temperature is turning cooler. If you’re on the hunt for jackets for your family, style expert Jenn Falik shares her choices from the perfect puffer jackets to kids’ motos.

From chic parkas to modern military coats, outerwear this season has a new attitude. Style expert Jenn Falik shares affordable, must-have trends for mom, dad and the kids:

Modern military
Elements of classic military jackets combined with modern fashion details — such as crystal embellishments, over-sized collars and cargo pockets — give hunter green hues a decidedly trend-forward facelift. 

Boiled Merino Wool Jacket, $128, loft.com; Cargo Pocket Coat, $129, hm.com; Crystal-Embellished Coat, $99, macys.com; Le top Pilot Jacket, $54, zappos.com

Go-to moto
A Harley is most definitely not required for this season's crop of motorcycle-inspired jackets. Tweed, metallic leather, and full-length dress coats are taking on zippers and asymmetrical details typically reserved for the back of a bike.

Electric Blue Biker Coat, $110, asos.com; Tweed Moto, $40,  Burlington Coat Factory;  Metallic Moto, $40, TheChildrensPlace.com

Perfect puffer
These have the same functionality as those old Michelin Man puffy coats but in sleeker silhouettes that are more body conscious and flattering, with high design fashion details. 

Featherlight Down Jacket, $99, landsend.com; Baldwin Nylon Jacket, $88, gap.com; 2-in-1 Padded Jacket, $84, bodenusa.com; Colorblock Puffer, $35, hm.com


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