Frozen cheeks, chapped lips, dry hands—I could go on for ages about how winter wreaks havoc on my appearance but in the interest of not being a negative Nancy I'll instead focus on what can be done during these chilly months to help ourselves not feel like hot messes. Aside from investing in a boatload of moisturizing beauty products, what I'm primarily focused on right now is an all-weather, versatile, stylish coat. I live in New York City where today it's a casual 26 degrees and walking a mere few blocks feels like an odyssey I may or may not survive—that is unless I have said coat on my body whilst doing so. When searching for a coat to keep oneself toasty while simultaneously looking great keep in mind a few attributes; fabric, length, and silhouette. Wool is always a safe bet as is something with a cashmere blend. A longer hemline is sure to keep your body temperature insolated. And finally, outerwear with details like a hood or built-in scarf add extra heat.
To help us all remain reasonably warm this season I rounded up 26 coats that are well worth the investment. Scroll down to shop and godspeed!
This alpaca-knit coat is the ideal layering piece for a stormy day.
An espresso-colored coat is a smart remedy for when you're bored of your black options.
Part faux fur, part puffer, entirely perfect.
A camel outerwear piece pairs seamlessly with all colors, prints, and textures.
For a touch of athleisure.
This label is having a major moment—don't miss out.
Pair with a slip dress and booties for an evening out.
Crafted from a wool blend with an element of alpaca, we promise this coat is a worthy investment you'll wear year after year.
A statement coat that also reads versatile.
Add life to your winter wardrobe with a playful animal print.
A pop of red is always a good idea.
This built-in scarf will prove useful on especially frigid days.
Perhaps the most beautiful shearling coat to ever exist?
Proof that faux fur coats are just as luxurious looking as real fur.
A coat that would bode well at the office.
The slightly flared sleeve adds an element of cool I 'm onboard with.
Color-blocking at its coziest.
We can't imagine a more dreamy check coat to wear right now, can you?
Like a raincloud, but fashion.
The length of this coat would team well with dresses, pants, and skirts.
Behold the most effortlessly perfect little black coat.
This chic coat also happens to have removable inserts made of Slimdown (a thin goose down layer that is wildly warm). The choice is yours.
I have zero doubts this cashmere-blend coat would keep you sufficiently warm whilst feeling especially stylish.
The teddy bear coat of our dreams.
Give this emerald beauty a go this holiday season.
Available at Olivela
Give your look a touch of utilitarian influence for a slightly edgy feel.
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