classic winter coats

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.

classic winter coats

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 opens in a new windowwool coat (similar opens in a new windowhere, opens in a new windowhere, and opens in a new windowhere) on sale at opens in a new windowTory 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. opens in a new windowthis 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 opens in a new window here and opens in a new windowhere) was a Christmas gift from opens in a new windowTalbots. it’s the perfect complement to this opens in a new windowclassic winter coat. i plan on adding a pair of opens in a new windowgrey gloves and a opens in a new windowgrey 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. 

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  1. Ditch the scarf! The oufit is elegant as is!

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  2. Christine wrote:

    Oh Beth , that gray coat is absolutely gorgeous! It has been quite some time when I’ve worn such a beauty . Maryland winter weather has gotten warmer over the years .
    There is really no need for me to purchase a longer coat . Other reasons …
    longer coats are cumbersome while driving , I am more casual in my attire and it seems as if my temperature mech may be “off” – I get warm very quickly ! I have quite a few “cape type” winter wraps that are so comfortable. I am retired , widowed , and do not have the opportunity to dress as I used to . I miss that look .
    Classic style will forever reign for me .
    You look lovely in that coat !

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  3. Michelle Hamric wrote:

    A beautiful gray longer coat and winter scarf. I love a colorful scarf to add to my coat, but I don’t like that my scarf adds lint to my coat. That means I have to use a lint remover every time after wearing my coat. I get rather tired of that and tend to stop wearing my winter scarves. Do you know of a way to stop the scarf lint from getting all over my coat? Does anyone else have this problem

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  4. Meg Knox wrote:

    Hi Beth, from “down under” I am enjoying your daily posts but had to laugh at your choice of topic today…..Classic Winter Coats. In Perth, Western Australia we have experienced today 43 degrees & coats are the last thing on our minds. We seem to be 6 months behind you and your lovely styles presented. Thank you for a wonderful insight to such a Stylish way of live. Kind regards Meg Knox 1.8.21.

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  5. Susie wrote:

    That coat is stunning on you! I saw it on the web site and thought, “if only I didn’t live in Florida…”

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