With November just around the corner, dropping temperatures make jackets and coats essential fashion pieces.
In addition to the traditional jackets and coats, capes are making a comeback this season.
"They offer a lot of style with little effort," said Carrie Wurm, co-owner of in Kirkwood.
Red is also a key color for fall and winter 2011, and you can find plenty of it at Ginger and Mary Ann.
"Make your wardrobe pop with this easy-to-wear color for fall," Wurm said.
A striking red Luii cape ($110) looks great with a bold-printed bag and a pair of leather boots.
Printed jackets can also make a statement during these latter months of 2011.
"Muted floral jackets dress up the little black dress," Wurm said.
Ginger and Mary Ann has a black, gray, silver and red floral-printed Samuel Dong jacket ($176) that would be great with a little black dress and a simple clutch.
Printed jackets and coats also transition well to be worn with everyday looks. An olive and gray Three Sisters printed coat ($270) goes well with a pair of gray pants and a big black bag for a look that is work-appropriate.
Of course, you can't go wrong with a timeless piece like a trench coat either.
"Belted coats are always in," said Dana Hutchinson, associate manager at in Webster Groves. "You can also tie them with a leather belts to change it up."
At ScholarShop, an Old Navy belted trench coat ($25) is ready for work with a blouse, trousers, a pair of flats, a printed scarf and a basic bag.
Fur and faux-fur, whether it appears in the detailing of outerwear or makes up the main fabric for a coat, is definitely on-trend for fall and winter.
"The fur or faux-fur trim or coat is really big this year," Hutchinson said.
You can go for a classic fur look with a faux-fur vintage coat ($35), a red dress and a strand of pearls. ScholarShop will be having a sale on all of their vintage items (including this coat, if it's still available) on Dec. 3 during the normal store hours.
If you're looking for something a bit more casual, try a black Andrew Marc raccoon fur-trimmed cropped anorak jacket ($35) with a brightly-colored scarf, jeans and boots.
As ScholarShop is a resale store, there's no guarantee that these items will be in stock when you go shopping, but they have plenty of other comparable pieces available.