Best Bet: Mango Bouclé Coat

Bouclé jackets are everywhere right now, but a good one is hard to find. (Maybe they're hiding with all the good men!) Veer too traditional and you'll look like an Upper East Side grandma; the junk-food version reeks of eau de Chanel knockoff. This Mango coat, however, is bouclé done right. It's got a modern shape in a muted palette without a fussy button in sight. And now that it's officially office-to-party season, ditch your old standby, the  boyfriend blazer, in favor of this slightly more fancy (yet appropriately downtown) option. Don't worry, grandma will still approve.

Mango Bouclé Coat, $169