if we can’t fight old man winter, we might as well embrace the season in style. a winter coat is an important wardrobe staple that you will wear for years. among the best winter coats are classic full-length wool coats that effortlessly pull together a casual, work, or evening outfit. it truly doesn’t matter what’s underneath. even those sweatpants everyone has become so fond of… belted, buttoned, single or double-breasted there are styles to suit everyone and every budget. that’s the beauty of classic winter coats
depending on your climate; you will want to consider other coats beside a beautiful, full-length wool coat. puffer coats are a must-have for their warmth and sporty vibe. look for waterproof outer shells to protect from snow, sleet, or rain. faux fur and teddy winter coats are having a fashion moment. oversized coats are all the rage and practical as a chunky knit sweater or hoodie can be worn underneath with ease. and don’t forget the classic trench that works any time of year. many trenchcoats have zip in linings for an extra layer of warmth.
this time of year, you can snag a gorgeous classic winter coat for a song. for the past few years, i’ve been on the hunt for a full-length camel or grey classic winter coat. when i saw this wool coat (similar here, here, and here) on sale at Tory Burch, i didn’t hesitate for a nano-second to add it to my cart. it ticked all the boxes. fabric – check. length – check. color-check. pockets – check. lapel width – check. and i absolutely adore the gold toggle hardware. this coat is the perfect blend of classic tailoring and modern design. as with any sale item, sizes are limited, but they had mine in stock, so now i get to call this beauty my own. it is a form-fitting coat, so if you plan on wearing chunky sweaters underneath, size up one size.
the plaid cashmere scarf (out of stock similar here and here) was a Christmas gift from Talbots. it’s the perfect complement to this classic winter coat. i plan on adding a pair of grey gloves and a grey hat to my winter ensemble.
when choosing a classic winter coat, look for shoulders that fit well, non-trendy mid-size lapels, on-seam pockets, and a neutral shade. keep your coat subtle and sophisticated. hats, scarves, and footwear can add color and personality.
let’s make the world a brighter place today. go put a smile on someone’s face, including yours.