the sunday brief | 10 classic winter coats

blue jeans and blanket scarves

can you believe november is three days away? it’s definitely time to button up your overcoat when the wind is free. ‘cuz baby it’s cold outside. unless you live in florida or maybe texas. okay, arizona then again the desert can be downright cold at times. but here in georgia it’s been cold and rainy and my bones feel a chill. so it’s time to pull my coats out from storage. what is it that i look for when shopping for coats? here’s my top ten classic list that won’t let you down. since coats are an investment piece don’t be afraid to pay an extra shekel or two. in ten years that coat will look like quite a bargain considering how many times it’s been worn.

trenchcoats are versatile and perfect for fall and spring. the trench was worn by military officers in WWI but it quickly became popular with men and women upon their return home. burberry | ralph lauren | mackage

rainy days and mondays

leather or suede jacket is an iconic fall staple due to the fabric. nothing beats blue jeans and leather come the weekend. cole haan | ralph lauren | dkny

blue jeans and blanket scarves

quilted field jacket queen elizabeth single-handedly pushed the field jacket into popularity back in the sixties and it’s been going strong ever since. barbour | ralph lauren | burberry

peacoat worn by both men and women the peacoat is an iconic coat come fall and winter due to its warmth and good looks. this coat started life in the military and was worn by petty officers to keep the cold winds at bay. french connection | reiss | vince camuto

bundle up

button up

toggle coat for a relaxed weekend look go ahead and invest in a classic wool toggle coat. j.crew | burberry l.l. bean

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topcoat for a more polished look that’s work appropriate look for a single or double-breasted coat or even a simple wrap coat in camel, black or brown. j.crew | ted baker | ralph lauren

jet set

ode to winter

puffer jacket thanks to eddie bauer and a case of hypothermia after a fishing trip gone wrong we now have a warm down filled addition to our coat closet.topshop | northface | tommy hilfiger

fridays with oscar

parka for those downright bitterly cold days a parka will keep you warm. pop up the hood or keep it down it all depends on those wind chills. brrrrr. french connection | tommyxgigi | s13

fridays with oscar

evening coat for those events that require a little something extra button up an evening coat. look for velvet or patterns anything that takes ordinary to extraordinary. even a cashmere cape will do. keepsake | maje |j.crew

spot on

statement coat weary of winter? maybe not yet, but when january rolls into town and your black or camel coat is oh so boring add a statement coat into your collection. it’ll chase those winter blues away in no time. j.crew | nvlt |talbots

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