perfect winter coat
The only good thing that comes with winter, is the art of layering. The key and base to any winter outfit is, a solid winter coat. This season I’ve seen it all, leather, faux fur, prints and patterns, oversize to ultra slim-cut, brights to neutrals and everything in between. The key to surviving a cold, Canadian winter is a warm and comfy coat. I’ve been on the hunt for a rich, chocolate brown coat for what seems like forever. Finally found the perfect winter coat at Forever 21. It was love at first sight.
This season it’s all about looking fabulous while staying warm. Although not necessarily be the thickest, warmest jacket, a few layering pieces will keep me warm. When shopping for a winter coat, always pay attention to the quality. Even if you’re shopping at affordable places like Forever 21, H&M and Zara, you still want to look for rich, thick materials. Don’t settle on the first coat you see. Try not to get discouraged if you fail or can’t find that perfect cut. I’ve honestly been looking for a brown coat for years. Persistence and optimism is key. If you have the patience (and time), you’ll eventually find the coat of your dreams.
Another thing to keep in mind is fit. You’ll want to be able to layer things underneath it, so keep that in mind when trying different styles on. Make sure you allow yourself enough room to layer a sweater or two. Knowing your body type and what looks good on you will help save time in the fitting room. Although an oversize jacket might be trendy at the moment, if you’re on the petite side, might not be the best option. Also keep in mind the length, hoods, collars, double and single breasted, waist-ties, buttons, etc. Having the details you want on the coat will help ease the shopping process. Eliminating things you don’t like about a jacket will help decide what coat is the best option for you. I also suggest looking for coats that feature pockets. Not only do these provide visual interest, it can help keep your hands warm on days when you forget your mittens.
What I Wore- Brown Winter Coat- Forever 21, Sweater- Joe Fresh, Celine Sunglasses- c/o Smart Buy Glasses, Purse- Michael Kors, Bracelet- c/o Keep Collective, Watch- c/o Christian Paul, Leather Pants- Danier, Animal Print Pumps- Town Shoes