The Classic Coats You Should Invest In

It’s rare that you HAVE to wear a coat in Atlanta. But this February, we had some temperatures that have been a little brutal and a coat has been mandatory. I’ve finally made an effort to get some great coats in my wardrobe so that I’m covered for all occasions. A great toggle coat is a classic coat that I think everyone should have in their closet. It’s a style I grew up wearing in private school, our little wool toggle coats were seriously adorable, and even now is a classic you can wear no matter who you are or where you’re going. 

Since winter is (hopefully) almost over, you can snag this look on MAJOR sale right now at J. Crew with this pretty version. Since it’s a classic that won’t ever go out of style, now’s the time to grab it. I promise you’ll get a ton of use out of it with the final weeks of winter and again next fall and winter. I’ve also rounded up a few other great coats that are on major sale.

Classic Winter Coats To Invest In

There’s no need to rebuy coats every single year. Instead, invest in good quality classics that will last you year after year. Season after season. There are 3 coats I think every closet should have if you live in a place that truly experiences winter. If you’re in the south like myself, I’d say skip the toggle as it’s such a classic coat that pairs with a northeastern winter perfectly. We don’t really need it in the south though.

Toggle Coats

Today’s jacket is a classic toggle coat. It’s one that brings me back to my private school days. It’s a complete classic that will never go out of style. It’s definitely a little more preppy or traditional if you will, but you’ll hold onto it for years to come.

Puffer Coats

If you live in a very very cold climate, you have to have a puffer coat. Period. They keep you toasty warm! They’re a little more casual but with the right length and a darker color, you can make it work for the office or even to throw over a dress for heading out in the winter for an event. I recently got this Everlane puffer and it is SO warm!

Wool Trench

For wearing all the time with just about everything. A classic wool trench is fashion forward, yet classic. Goes with everything and looks great. Here is where you can have some fun with styles and trends. From this green tweed one to my favorite blush colored wool coat, there are so many options!

PS a few more classics and staples all wardrobes should have.

photos by JNelly

Jessica is an Atlanta life and style blogger. Aiming to bring practical tips to your every day life. Tips that you can easily tackle and make your life feel just a tad more 'put-together'.


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  1. 2.22.16
    Bev said:

    Love Love that toggle coat. This whole outfit is simple and chic at the same time.

  2. 2.22.16

    I am so sick of cold weather posts…bring on spring!! But I do love this entire look!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  3. 2.22.16

    Ready to say goodbye to coats and hello to Spring like weather (like we had this weekend)!

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

  4. 2.22.16
    stylemelauren said:

    i loove this coat!! it’s so cute on you and with those boots! xo


  5. 2.22.16

    Yes, the toggle coat is definitely timeless. I prefer it in navy or white.

    Happy Monday

  6. 2.22.16

    You look great! And that red lipstick looks amazing!

    The Style Scribe

  7. 2.23.16
    Gen said:

    This is one of my favorite style!Classic and comfortable.

  8. 2.23.16
    tara said:

    I love this coat! I have totally have been thinking forward to spring but winter is still here! I just bought the T Tahari wool coat (for half off!) and I LOVE it! Great picks 🙂
    Xo, Tara

  9. 2.24.16
    Kristina said:

    The toggle coat is so cute!!

    Kristina does the Internets

    • 2.27.16
      Jessica said:

      Thank you!