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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Fore Front Fashion with Laura Serino
Posted: September 22, 2014

Dusters & cocoons? 4 cool fall coat styles you’ve probably never heard of

There’s a lot of trendy new coat styles that are coming out this fall, yet I have no idea what half of them are. I’ve decoded the season’s smartest styles so you can shop with confidence instead of blankly looking an associate at Black Parrot in the face and remarking, “I have no idea what a duster is.” (True story.)


The length of a duster is super long, as in, the bottom of my coat is literally dusting the floor. These generally fall mid-shin or at the ankle. The style first took off in the ’80s and is making a major resurgence this year. Thank you, Murphy Brown!

Duster Coat


The name itself makes you feel all warm and snuggly inside. The name refers to the shape, which is a bit boxier and shapeless. These will often taper in at the thigh a little bit to create a sort of cocoon-like shape. Ya dig?

cocoon coat


Paddington Bear has always been in my top five (okay, maybe top 10) style icons, so it’s only right that the style he made popular has finally hit its stride. Easily identified based on its toggle buttons and hood.

duffle coat


This style refers to the shape and movement of this coat. It swings with the greatest of ease!


What coat style do you plan on trying out?

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