Hmmm…I really have never been a coat fan, preferring to bundle up in cashmere, scarves and jackets (Which I can do, living in Austin). But I definitely think that every woman should have one “good” coat in her closet. Even if you don’t wear it very often, it’s still nice to have, you know, for emergencies like trips to Amsterdam in December, or whatever 🙂
I ended up wearing my old Marc by Marc Jacobs wool coat when we went to Amsterdam last year, and while it wasn’t warm enough, it was good that I had it. Otherwise, I never wore it often, even in Atlanta, especially since I’ve always lived in a place where I have to drive everywhere; coats are bulky and annoying for getting in and out of cars, and can get very hot. BUT, I love the look of a nice wool coat, or parka for winter. And since I also love to shop, here are some that I found for your viewing pleasure:
Etoile Isabel Marant parka | $800 at Net-a-Porter
Tibi scuba & padded twill coat | $795 at Net-a-Porter
Rag & Bone colorblock coat | $995 at Shopbop (love this, although it doesn’t look very warm…and whoa…the price!)
Pomandere coat | $640 at Steven Alan
Zara belted coat with hood | $179 at Zara
Emerson Fry topper coat | $325 (this one kills me; it’s perfect)
Since we are moving to the Dallas-area in December, I will probably get a down coat from Uniqlo for those times when I want to spend a bit more time outside, AND, it will be great for traveling, since it’s packable and lightweight, unlike wool. I’m very observant when it comes to what people are wearing, and 4 out of 5 people in Amsterdam were wearing down jackets. They looked warm.
Do you live in a climate where you wear a coat all winter? How many coats do you have? Wool? down? parka? What’s your favorite?
more more more coats!!