Before you learn bass guitar at musicians friend in time for caroling season, plan your holiday wardrobe and start shopping early before the best fashion picks run out.

Tartan or plaid will still be the print of choice this season with Mulberry, Givenchy, and Versace already out with their holiday ensembles.  For an avant-garde take on the holiday plaid, pair it with leather for that punk’d look.

One must-have this season is a statement coat.  Forget plain ol’ black or gray overcoats and go for oversized ones or those with prints.  You’d most likely be wearing your overcoat a lot this season so why not have one that you can flaunt.

Forget black also and opt to add a touch of color to your winter wardrobe. Fashion forecasts indicate pink in shades of dusty rose or berry as the new black.

If you want to be in fashion this season, get yourself a couple of pinks when you go shopping.