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The cutest coats for winter
The temperature has dropped, and it’s finally time to trade those light fall jackets for practical, cozy winter coats. And, good news: Functional can be fashionable if you choose the right pieces. Finding the perfect coat (or two) to get you through the long winter doesn’t have to be a daunting task. You can express your personality through your choice of color, collar, length and fabric. With so many options, you can't go wrong.
A mid-length wool coat is a classic for a reason. And whether you want to be subtle with a timeless black, camel or gray, or spice things up with fuschia pink or a bright red, this simple coat will go with everything. Both the knee-length and mid-calf versions look great with jeans and this season’s trendiest mini Uggs. Another choice to make when picking your coat is whether to go with a hood or a faux-fur collar for extra warmth. The mid-length wool coat has been around since the 1800s and has been deemed a classic by the fashion icons who have worn it over the years.
The puffer jacket
A fluffy puffer is cozy, uber-chic and a winter must-have. With this sporty coat option, you'll not only look amazing—you'll also feel like you’re walking around in the warmest duvet. This coat is perfect for a day of shopping, ice skating and drinking hot chocolate. The puffer looks amazing paired with a fluffy sweater, jeans and Birkenstock Boston clogs. Throw on a colorful scarf and matching hat for added warmth.
Currently on trend
In any length, this gorgeous faux-shearling will take your winter style to a whole new level. This season’s *it* coat will keep you toasty warm while still showing off your fabulous sense of style. A cropped shearling jacket is great for day time while a knee-length version looks stunning for a night out on the town. The tones of camel and white go together beautifully—and when you sashay down the street, all eyes will be on you and your fab coat.
On the coldest winter days, it's rare for your coat to come off—which means your coat can easily become the focal point of your fit. Whether you opt for a classic print like the houndstooth pictured above or go for a more modern color block coat, a pattern never fails to make a statement. Keep your other outfit elements simple and solid colors to bring attention to the star of the show, AKA your super cute coat.
A pop of color
The season for coats coincides with the Christmas season, obvi, so why not make your coats just as merry and bright? A colored coat works great with a monochrome outfit, with a multi-colored outfit to tie everything together or even with a more natural outfit to brighten things up. Basically, a solid-colored coat is all about having fun and not taking things too seriously.
If you're not feeling 100% ready to commit to a full coat, the oversized blazer is definitely for you. It might not keep you as warm, but it's still a perfect option for some quick Christmas shopping (or a much-needed peppermint mocha run). A good quality blazer isn't always cheap, but thrift stores can be great places to find them! Looking chic *and* doing the environment a favor? Absolutely.
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