If you live in the Nashville area, you know that we were basically experiencing spring throughout the month of December…. And then abruptly went to several snow storms in a row and frigid temps for the forseeable future (OK, Chicago followers, don’t laugh at us hah). The true arrival of winter has one of our favorite accessories top of the mind…. You guessed it, winter coats!
In today’s post, we are going to take a look at some of our favorite winter coats. Whether you’re having a casual day of running errands, a night out with the girls, or a business luncheon, you will need one…. Well, who are we kidding, MORE than one, fabulous winter coats. What better way to look forward to a freezing day than pulling out one of our cute jackets – are we right?
Winter Styling Tips: Casual/Everyday Coats
When choosing a casual puffer, try and find one that isn’t TOO thick and for lack of a better word, puffy. The good news is, puffers have come a long way in recent years, and it is no longer necessary to stay warm and cozy in one while looking like a marshmallow! Here is one of our favorite puffer jackets that comes in black and navy…. And you won’t be sad about the price either!
Teddy coats have become increasingly popular, and their styles keep getting better and better. Plus, it is the perfect coat for being casual and comfortable, but oh so cute! When looking for a teddy coat – a style of coat that tends to be oversized – just pay careful attention to the fit of the coat. Don’t let its oversized cut swallow you. Similarly, you will want a faux fur that isn’t TOO furry or thick to ensure a more streamlined, flattering look. This piece from Banana Republic is so gorgeous – and comes in petite sizes, which is such a bonus!
Plaid is the perfect way to add color to a basic winter outfit. Look for a coat that will make a statement! Statement pieces are one of the easiest ways to look stylish when you are in a rush.
Who wouldn’t want to be wrapped up in this? When opting for a fuller coat, make sure to accentuate your waist and keep your shape! And we love the shawl collar detail on this coat. This piece would be killer with a skinny ankle pant!
And here are two of our favorite go-to classic wool coats that can be worn casual, dressy, and anything in between! These both come in a multitude of colors, as well as petite, tall, and plus sizes. Be sure to check out our blog from last week on how to style the grey coat three ways.
Coats to Dress Up
A tailored coat is always going to be appropriate and chic. Choosing a lighter color, such as blush, camel, or powder blue will really lighten up your look! This classic silhouette pairs just as nicely with a dress as it does with pants. This particular coat comes in a multitude of colors, as well as petite, plus, and tall sizes.
A leather trench coat is a great way to elevate any look, from jeans and booties to black ankle pants and heels, and everything in between. We love the color and texture that these cognac leather beauties add to a fall and winter wardrobe.
You guys know we love animal print…. And a coat in animal print is such a fun statement to add to an otherwise simple and sophisticated winter look!
Tweed, herringbone, and plaid are just a few of our winter obsessions! In these cold months, many of are reaching for those solid colored sweaters and bottoms – add some flair with a coat with a texture or pattern.
And last, but most certainly not least – if in doubt ladies, wear RED. There is just something about a red coat. It’s bright, cheerful, festive, happy…. A dynamic that any cold winter day needs!
If you read this and thought, I need that coat…. Now is the perfect time to get it! With spring collections starting to appear in stores, retailers are marking down their coats daily. We would love to help you find the coat you have been dreaming about! Contact us today for help choosing the service that best fits your needs.