Coats, Coats, Coats!


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!

Jeune Philly Coat from ModCloth

Jeune Philly Coat from ModCloth

Thunder Ahead Coat from ModCloth

Thunder Ahead Coat from ModCloth

Taxi Me With You Coat from ModCloth

Taxi Me With You Coat from ModCloth (Elle’s latest acquisition and though not technically a winter coat — more like a jacket — it sure is cute!)

Mulberry Scones Coat from ModCloth

Mulberry Scones Coat from ModCloth

Off-White Knight Coat from ModCloth

Off-White Knight Coat from ModCloth

Mid-Century Mystery Coat from ModCloth

Mid-Century Mystery Coat from ModCloth

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2 thoughts on “Coats, Coats, Coats!

  1. Couldn’t agree more! Thanks for the encouragement… love the red one and the off-whie and the mid-century mid coat… they’re all fun!

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