Everyone needs to put a coat on, especially right now. I can’t even fathom what 0 degrees feels like, not to mention what -50 degrees feels like. Bundle up out there!! In SF, a light jacket will pretty much keep you covered and warm all year long. Winter coats are more about the ‘winter look’ than the warm factor here, but none the less I have been lusting over a couple coats what would keep me actually warm as well as ‘looking warm.’ You guys out there in the real cold should definitely get ones that keep you actually warm.
For the actually warm people – I will start with the parka (seems fitting). No matter where you live (ok, maybe you wont need this in Miami) the parka is a good wardrobe addition.
Penfield has it going on in the coat department. I kind of got really close to a girl in Starbucks the other day, so I could read the tag on her coat. It was a Penfield, and I wanted it.
I think capes are the most difficult winter look to pull off. Accessories are key – like a hat or fancy gloves or tall boots. This girl and her cape have got some sass.
I’ve never had a jacket with a pattern on it, I felt it was too much to wear all the time. But both of these patterns are so versatile I think I am going to take back my statement. It would be easy to wear both of these day in and day out, on the slopes or on the bus to work.
The peacoat look is timeless, you could have 10 of these in your closet and have all of them be very different. I have a couple… ok 4, but I still want both of these.
The classic trench. A trench coat was the first jacket I got when I moved here (I still have it) and it was perfect. I wore it all year round. The one I have has seen better days, and my next trench buy will be waterproof, maybe I will scoop this one up…