Attention readers: Now's about the time to start shopping for a winter coat.

Attention readers: Now's about the time to start shopping for a winter coat.

While preparing for the snowy season, expect to see military influences in detail work and epaulette shoulders. You'll also notice asymmetrically placed buttons galore - giant buttons, to be exact.

Hip-cropped faux fur jackets with a hook-and-eye and button combo somewhere near the neck are in, providing a glamorous top for a dressy evening out.

And the aviator/biker-babe look is rad - almost every designer has some kind of leather jacket featuring a fur or wool collar.

The most efficient trend this season is the cowl neckline, popping up on everything from pea coats to down jackets and eliminating the need for cumbersome scarves.

Guys, be on the lookout for flannel and plaid patterns and sleek gray pea coats.