As jealous as you might be of those areas of the country that are able to count a 50-degree winter day as not only normal but also—dare we say—even cold, jumping into cozy fall and winter fashion trends may be a bit daunting to stylish warm weather Americans. After all, wool and shearling aren’t exactly “essential” in say, Phoenix, Miami, or Houston. And while one might dabble in some cashmere sweaters here and there, there are some fall and winter fashion trends that seem to beg for a snowflake or two. But alas, we’ve got solutions for you. In a season saturated with luxe fabrics and thick textures, it takes a bit of extra searching to find the fall trends that work for warm climates. Look for sleeveless sweaters, suede skirts, and sleeveless coats (you certainly won’t have to layer them up like your friends up in the Northeast or the Midwest!). The seven trends below are not only among our favorites of the season, but they’re also totally wearable in areas for which the word cold is, well, debatable.
A Sleeveless Coat
Sleeveless coats are a great opportunity to sport your favorite a long coat silhouette without heating up like a furnace. Though women in colder climates may layer them over or under other outerwear, the style is just as chic when casually thrown over a sleeveless dress or T-shirt.