When the weather is terribly cold even in California, we all need to dress warm, but we don't want to look heavier. That's why I'll never put on a puffer coat. A faux-fur-trim coat, on the other hand, can bring just as much warmth but won't add any bulk.

My faux-fur-trim coat even has a nipped-in waist, which is quite flattering. Isn't it fantastic to look slim in a coat?

Better yet, since such a big faux fur collar works like a thick layer of clothing, you may not need more than a turtleneck sweater under the coat. In the meantime, you can be the first one among your friends to wear this year's shorty shorts. Just pair them with tights and over-the-knee boots to keep your legs from feeling cold.

Hopefully, these tips will help you find a cozy and chic coat. Happy shopping!