If there is a silver lining to be found within an economy on the rocks, it's that necessities can be bought dirt cheap. Take cheap jackets for example. The weather is going to get cold regardless where you live. The cheap jackets you buy this year will most likely double in price when the recession ends. We've picked five of the hottest trends in coats that will still be stylish for years to come.
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Swing coats seem to be popping up everywhere. What's really nice about this Forever Audrey cheap jacket pictured above is the square collar and clean line of distinctive buttons running down the front. The slanted pockets make them almost invisible, and the inverted pleat in the back plays up the swinging. Sporting only a slightly vintage appeal, these cheap jackets make a statement.
Cheap Jacket #2 Kenneth Cole Reaction Pea Coat Average Price: $109.99 Pea coats never go out of style. There's something attractive about the sailor-esque look that keeps people coming back for more. Kenneth Cole offers his take on this timeless look with this cheap jacket for men. Available in black and charcoal grey, these cheap jackets polish off any look, from the boardroom, the weekend getaway and, of course, swabbing the decks.
A must-have for every ladies cold wardrobe is a white puffy coat... if you can keep it clean of course. These cheap jackets scream snow bunny with style, accenting your waistline with a cinching belt. You and your stuff are sure to stay warm and dry in these cheap jackets, thanks to a down and feather fill, stitched cuffs and zippered pockets.
Cheap Jacket #4 Quicksilver Shearling Lined Parka Average Price: $109.99 Pair some warm fuzzy shearling and a classic men's parka, and you've got this stylish jacket combo. Leave it to Quicksilver to offer a great looking three quarter length hooded parka embellished with a faux shearling collar and loads of pockets. These cheap jackets will keep you toasty heading to an après ski affair or simply running around town.
If weather for you skews rainy rather than snowy, a trench coat is a wise investment. These cheap jackets from Michael Kors embue a bit of style into the classic trench offering tabbed pockets, button out lining and belted waist. This means you can rock these cheap jackets from fall, through winter and well into spring.