If you’re like us, you are probably already looking forward to wearing fewer layers, getting more sun, and looking into ways to incorporate all the Pantone Colors of Spring Summer 2020 into your wardrobe. But, as much as we want to dress for the weather we want, not the weather we have, we can't ignore that brighter days aren't in the near future. Winter is here for a while and we have to keep warm until the warmer days come.
Now, normally, we’d advise you to bundle up — and we still do. But, when it comes to smart winter dressing, "bundling up" doesn’t have to equal more layers. Sometimes, a great winter coat is all you need to survive the coldest of days.
Hear us out. Yes, sometimes the bright side of winter is that we're able to play up our style by seeing how many layers we can pull of without looking like a snowman. But knowing that you can cut your layering game in half and stay warm when it's under 30 degrees is also a win in our books. Plus, by investing in a good, winter coat, you're also making a small move towards having a more sustainable wardrobe. How so? Your coat will last more seasons and the cost per wear would be well worth it.
Now, we also know that dropping over $200 on a garment you will wear three out of 12 months doesn't sound that appealing — that's why we're sharing some tips and tricks to locate the best winter coats that will for you, your budget, and winter weather. And, luckily, when it comes to the search, we got you covered. Below we've rounded up the best winter coats we could find. From puffers that are Selena Gomez-approved to coats that have their own Instagram account, we made sure there was something for everybody.
Read the fine print
And by fine print, we mean the fabric and care instructions. When it comes to shopping for a good winter jacket, you want to look for fabrics that will (literally) have your back. Aim for wool, wool-blends, faux-furs, or recycled down fabrics. The higher the wool percentage, the most likely your winter coat will feel like an everlasting hug — though that also means the price will be higher. That's why wool-blends are also a great option.
$159.00, Urban Outfitters
Know your routine
If you spend the majority of your day outside, then you most likely need a heftier winter coat than say somebody that simply jumps on a train and commutes a mere five minutes during the chilling winter days. By knowing your routine, you can pinpoint the features you want your winter coat to check out.
P stands for pockets
Pockets are a nice surprise when it comes to dresses. When it comes to winter coats though, they are a necessity. A coat with no pockets is like peanut butter with no jelly, avocado with no toast, Harry Styles with no pearl necklaces. Sure, gloves are the MVPs when it comes to keeping your hands warm but pockets are lifesavers, too.
P also stands for patience
Finding a winter coat that's trendy, practical, goes with your body type, and budget might seem like a tough battle at first but, sometimes, having a little patience goes a long way. See what styles you already have in your closet and go from there.
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$178.00, Need Supply Co.
$285.00, Need Supply Co.
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