My birthday is in just a couple days and my sister reminded me that the third week of January is historically the coldest week in the year. Yay for me… This does remind me though that right now winter coats are starting to go on sale and if you haven’t invested in a great one, now’s the time!
About two years ago, I finally invested in two really great classic coats. A down one (which you’ve seen styled here) and also this chateau parka for a classic neutral piece. Once I bought these two coats I felt like I was prepared for just about anything. They’ve survived two winters in Atlanta, which may not say much, but they’ve also come with me to NYC for that epic winter storm Juno, Christmas and NYFW. If you ask me, that’s the true test of a warm coat and I didn’t freeze!
Now that my basics are covered, puffer for more casual, chateau parka for more dressy it’s time to have a little fun. So from here on out, it’s just buying less expensive more fashionable pieces to help freshen up my coat collection.
THE BEST COATS FOR WINTER
1. Topshop Alicia Bouclé Coat
A blush coat has quickly become a must have for me personally in my closet. This oversized fuzzy one is a fun statement that will surprisingly go with quite a bit in your closet.
2. GUESS Double Breasted Wool Coat
A classic for any closet is a double breasted wool coat. This will last you year over year so be sure to buy one in a great neutral color like this pretty cream.
3. T Tahari Belted Coat
Wrap coats are such a flattering and stylish silhouette. This one from T Tahari comes in several colors. But personally, I’m loving this bordeaux hue.
4. Patagonia Radalie Puffer Coat
Patagonia is notorious for having quality, warm coats that last for many years to come. If you live in a super cold climate, you’re going to want to grab this classic that will keep you nice and warm!
5. Banana Republic Animal Print Topcoat
Leopard print is always a fun print to rock in the winter time. I love this navy blue version from Banana Republic.
6. LOFT Cropped Peacoat
We all know a classic peacoat is a must for your closet in the winter time. But a cropped one is a modern take on the classic. This one from LOFT has a military feel to it that is super on trend right now.
7. LOFT Ruffled Sleeve Coat
If you already have a great basic coat, try investing in one with fun feminine details. I’m in love with a good bow detail and ruffle and this coat has those both covered.
8. LOFT Aviator Sherpa Jacket
This jacket gives me all the feels. It’s so killer and super cool that you’ll be turning heads left and right in it. The sherpa lining is sure to keep you toasty and warm too.
9. Cole Haan Anorak
Anoraks are a fall and winter essential. For us in the south, we can get away with a good anorak and sweater to keep warm. I love this classic jacket in this olive color, great with just about everything in your closet.
10. Steve Madden Confetti Wool Coat
So you may not need a confetti colored coat, but for just a little over $100, this one is so fun! It’ll add a fun print to your closet when you’re dreary winter days need it the most.