It’s 26 Degrees Today Where I Live; Here Are Coats I Recommend

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!

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Nicole Kliest
Freelance Contributor

Nicole Kliest is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City who focuses on fashion, travel, food, wine, and pretty much anything else that's amusing to write about. After graduating from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing, she started her career back in 2010 as Who What Wear's photo editor and throughout the last decade has contributed to publications including Fashionista, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, The Zoe Report, PopSugar, Fodor's Travel, and several others. She also copywrites and has worked with clients such as Frame, Sea, 3x1, Intelligentsia, and others to develop brand voices through storytelling and creative marketing. She's very passionate about the ways we can improve our sustainability efforts in the fashion industry as well as cultivating content that's diverse and inclusive of all people. When she's not checking out the latest restaurant opening in her West Village neighborhood or riding her bicycle along the West Side Highway, she can be found scheming her next trip somewhere around the world. (Up next is Vienna.)