The new Outlets of Des Moines presented a “Makeover Miracles” fashion show—in conjunction with Carson Kressley and his styling team—gifting new to looks to five Des Moines-area people with garments and accessories from the participating shops. I caught up with Kressley after the show to discuss easy wardrobe transitions for cooler weather.
Here are Kressley’s favorite outwear options:
“Your outerwear piece is really the workhorse of your fall and winter wardrobe. It’s one of the few things, along with the handbag, that you wear every day. Almost everything else you wear once a week or every two weeks, but your coat is your go-to. I like coats that are a little longer, so if you’re wearing a dress, the coat gives you coverage. Puffer jackets are cute; save those for your second weekend warrior jacket. But if you’re going to invest in one coat, have it be like a wool or wool-felt with some length. And do a chic color! You don’t have to [stick to] black, gray, taupe or brown. You can do a beautiful baby blue or a soft pink. You could do an Hermés orange. [Color is a] fun way to make something that’s [utilitarian] look fresh and fun.”