Who among use doesn't like a good coat? They can dress up or dress down an outfit, they distract from baggy tees and sweatpants when out running errands, and they're comfy yet stylish. So, how many coats should you have? Well, if my closet was the example...then somewhere around 10. Ugh...wrong. It's a sickness! Don't judge! If you're a coat enthusiast too or just a bit confused on how to build your outerwear wardrobe, then maybe this post will help us all out. Here is the figurative Winter/Fall closet of someone who is 1.) on trend and classic, 2.) practical, and 3.) far more organized than I am:
A) Trench Coat, Old Navy, $49.50
B) Wool coat, Anthropologie, $228 (available in black too)
C) Cropped coat, ABS, $180
D) Low temperature coat, Laundry, $315 ($180 in Bluefly.com)
E) *Optional* Trend coat, Alice & Olivia $340, or leather jacket, Michael Kors, $240
The trench coat is perfect for transitioning between seasons and fortunately just about every clothing line has a version.
The wool coat is a cornerstone in any wardrobe because it is both a professional staple and functional for cold weather. Consider a colour other than black to mix it up.
The cropped coat is perfect for weekends or casual events. This is also a great coat to have when transitioning between seasons.
The down jacket/low temperature coat is necessary and totally worth spending a bit more money on as this style and function will never become obsolete. Make sure to find a jacket that is weather proof and covers your butt!
The trend coat is optional for obvious reasons, it's not really necessary but it's a fun piece to have in your wardrobe. Practically speaking it's probably better to find a trend coat from a cheaper brand so that you can swap it out next season, but some "trendy" styles really are just classic styles in disguise. Pick a black, gray, or cream coat if in doubt. These jackets are perfect for evening occasions like holiday parties and going out at night.