If I’m being honest, which i tried to do all the time, I have a thing for coats. Really, I have to buy a new one (or two or three) every year. I haven’t quite figured out what it is about coats and jacekts, but I love them. I think it’s because of their functionality and versatility. I love that you really ONLY need two or three to get you through the year, but where’s the fun in that. The necessity winter coats you need are a neutral peacoat, a rain/snow coat with a hood, and a light Jacket. So that light jacket is probably pushing it for the northern states, but I live in California and I’m from Kansas City. So my current Winter season is not super cold, and Kansas City’s weather is SOO unpredictable (yes, I’m talking one day snowing and the next 70 degrees)
The 5 Winter Coats You Need
Peacoat – I love a good peacoat. They are the perfect jacket for you’re dressy outfits. And let’s face it, there are always a ton of holiday parties and events so this is definitely a must-have winter coat
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Hooded Coat – So California’s Winter is our rainy season so this is a must. I mean it rained like once or twice a week last year because we got so much rain,,,crazy I know. But, if you live in the snowy areas this is also great for the showy days to keep your hair dry and makeup in place. My favorite is this one. I know it;s on the pricier side, but it’s SOO GOOD. I’ve had it for a couple of years now and it seriously is one of the warmest coats I’ve ever owned…Ever. I reach for this one more often than not because it’s so warm (and it packs up really well for travel!
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Leather or Suede Jacket – The easiest and most functional jacket you’ll ever own. I throw this over any kind of dress, a t-shirt, sweater or a blouse. It really polishes off a look. I couldn’t live with out it. It makes causal things look a little dressier and dressier things a little more casual or edgy. Which would you choose, leather or Suede?
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Puffer – This is like the quintessential winter coat. They are so warm and you can find them at a variety of different price points. I have this Burberry one and I couldn’t be more happy with how warm it keeps me. Plus, like mentioned above, it’s got a hood.
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Vest – Ok so this one is not a coat, but honestly I love vests for Winter. A goof vest over a sweater or fleece is just as effective when running errands, walking the dog or shopping. I especially love this for running errands or shopping because even though it’s cold outside, the stores crank up their heat leaving me feeling super hot and annoyed I have to carry my coat around.
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So there you have it. My five winter coats you need. I mean I really should say six because I think a fur/faux fur is a must. It’s warm, dressy, cute and I think it could go with just about anything!
What is your must have winter coat? I’d love to hear your favorite in the comments below!
Hope you have a great weekend. We have a busy one, but it should be great! Thanks so much for stopping by.
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