By Abby and Elle
We have a small obsession with coats, and winter is the perfect season to indulge. One can choose to blend in with the sea of black and dark grey wools and trenches, which blend in so perfectly with the sullied snow and ice so common this time of year, or stand out in an absolutely fantastic coat.
If you ask us (and we know you were thinking about it), you need at least three winter coats — though we would never dream of limiting ourselves to just three. But if you could have only three (God forbid), here’s a solid list:
- Down coat for outdoor activities
- Mid-thigh or knee-length coat for general out and about
- Fabulously fancy coat for special cold-weather occasions
Nina Garcia, author of the Little Black Book of Style, recommends buying coats that have flair. Choose coats in bright colors and with nifty patterns, a standout collar, oversize buttons, funky trim and groovy little accents like bows, buckles and belts.
Go ahead and buy a fabulous new coat for yourself. You deserve it, girl!