Because I live in Los Angeles, shopping for all kinds of outerwear (especially coats) is a little treat. I know I don't need coats and jackets in quite the same way as my East Coast counterparts, but somehow that just makes shopping for them even more fun. Usually, around this time of year, my husband and I would be taking a trip to New York (yes, during winter because we basically don’t have one) where I would indulge in my love of coats and layers and all things cozy. We obviously had to sit this year out, but that doesn't mean I've slowed down on browsing Neiman Marcus's extensive coat selection (conveniently curated by their style experts) to identify those that are, in my humble opinion, very worth investing in.
From classic trench coats to boxy blazers to vegan-leather puffers, there wasn't a jacket I didn't drool over, but one specific style really stood out. Shop my number one pick below, and see the others that made my shortlist of the best outerwear on the internet right now.
When I spotted this Theory faux patent-leather peacoat with a faux-shearling lining, I had a flashback to stepping out of the rotating door at The Ludlow with the crisp air taking over me. The color is a brown-ish black, and it’s perfect over a knit dress and pair of tall boots. I would also wear this with a pair of jeans, ballet flats, and a crewneck sweater on a colder day in Los Angeles.
We're all aware of the chic impact a ribbed dress can have on our wardrobes, but this one is exceptional. It has a slit, adding a touch of sexy, and it's the chocolate-y brown we've all had our eyes on this season. I highly recommend this dress for all of your virtual holiday parties.