Ladies – coat weather is upon us. Yes! Love a cool coat. It’s time to open that winter coat closet and assess the situation. Are you covered? My coat philosophy (yes, of course I have one) is that the coat is a statement piece. It MAKES the look.
There is a lot to consider when selecting a winter coat: silhouette, color, durability, functionality, weight, longevity, etc. It can be difficult to narrow down which winter coat is the best, and most practical for YOU. Personally, I love coats that are multi-purpose, practical and timeless.
Since outerwear is an everyday staple, shopping around for the perfect one(s) takes some close attention and patience. To lend a helping hand, our Wardrobe Therapy team put our heads together and outlined the basics every woman should own.
The Overcoat: Camel Coat, Pea Coat, Toggle Duffle
WeatherProof: Parka or Puffer These staples are your tried and true foul-weather warriors. Find one in a color(s) you love. I am in the market for a new Parka. I have my beloved parka from the 90’s that finally feels too puffy and boxy. Time for an updated version.
Skin: Leather, Suede, Shearling These are investment pieces. Try to stick to classic shapes and colors on this buy, and then wear the heck out of it.
Statement Coat: Over the Top Leave one spot open for that crazy, over the top, what the HELL piece. Think inner rock star. Your “going out” coat. It can be faux fur, Fur, embellished, printed, fuzzy, what-ever-floats-your-boat!
Our team pulled together their personal winter coat wishlist. Drumroll, please………
Toppers: Anyone who knows me, knows I love a good oversized anything! A topper coat is no different, love how it pulls my casual look together (with denim and blouses), but makes my dresses and over the knee boots work too.
Parka: My parka soulmate and my puffer soulmate: Mr. And Mrs. Italy Canvas Fur Trimmed Mini Parka. (yes, this is a combination platter of Parka meets Statement Coat. I love checking off 2 boxes with one coat!). Massimo Dutti sporty navy puffer goodness.
Statement Coat: I want color here. This pink number would be my “splurge” and the green gem is a “steal”.
Shrimps Porgie Faux Fur
Zara Faux Fur
Need help selecting your winter essentials? Let us help you.