Fall. The time of year when hot apple cider, carving pumpkins, warm scarves and fashionable boots come to mind. It's also the time of year when we pick out stylish jackets and coats to cover up for all of the delicious holiday treats we are about to eatconsumedownright inhale. I am a fanatic about outerwear, but more importantly, I have two pieces that I believe are closet essentials: a classic trench coat & a brightly colored winter coat. A trench coat shouldn't be fussy or overly-ornamented, but rather a minimally detailed jacket in beige or black. Trench coats work well with virtually any outfit, are lightweight and can be accessorized for any occasion. Why the bright coat? Well, I will always love a natural, navy or black coat but to spice things up, a cotton/wool coat in a rich red, plum, gold or green tweed is definitely an attention grabber. A bright coat in the winter months stands out and adds that pop factor some of us need in the chilly months.