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Favorite Coats and Jackets this Season

Jean Ahn

Hi! Hello! How is everyone doing? Fall is almost upon us!

I don’t know what the weather is like in your city but it’s definitely starting to feel like fall here in Seattle. Living in Seattle, it's essential to invest in several coats. It rains here more than half the year and winters do get pretty chilly. While many Seattlelites wear their North Face rain coats with just about every outfit, I, on the other hand am not the biggest fan of wearing a windbreaker style of jacket unless I'm going to hit the slopes. It’s always a challenge to look stylish and sophisticated when the weather is not on our side.

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After some research I have rounded up some stylish and affordable styles that I’m crushing on this season. Here they are:

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1.     Guess Asymmetrical Wrap Coat: I love this pea coat because its so simple, elegant and classy. It also comes in black, cream, and navy. It’s quite warm and can be worn casual or dressed up. You have the option of buttoning all the way up to the neck or folding over the sides. I have this one in black and this wine color and now I am really tempted to get the cream colored one!

2.     Vince Camuto Puffer Coat: This is a really warm coat and I love it because of the belt. A lot of times coats make you look frumpy, but the belt on this coat cinches the waist a bit to add some dimension and create an hourglass figure. It’s also pretty affordable too!

3.     Canada Goose Victoria Down Jacket: Canada Goose is a timeless classic brand that is expensive but if you want something that will last a lifetime, then the investment may be worth it. The white duck down and genuine coyote fur make this parka the quintessential coat for winter. This particular style seems to be the most slimming one I’ve seen so far, I haven’t seen this brand come out with a belted style yet but I will keep my eyes peeled for it.

4.     London Fog Trench Coat with Detachable Hood: For those who live in rainy cities, like myself, this is a great investment piece. It’s waterproof, stylish and can be dressed up or down. I also like how you can detach the hood too! Just be sure to layer up, its not necessarily the warmest coat but it will keep you dry!

5.     SAM. Fur-trim Down Coat: This one comes in a bunch of different colors and even though it’s a down jacket it’s still fitted and will keep you toasty and warm. The long recessed knit cuffs, and plush, fur-trimmed hood gives you a look that’s perfect for both the downtown-streets and the slopes. This style is a bit more sporty than the others and it’s also on the pricey side, so if you’re looking for an investment piece this is another great option.

6.     Ted Baker Short Belted Wrap Coat: In addition to a long pea coat I feel like a short pea coat is necessary too. It’s more casual and actually easier to wear when you’re out and about in the colder months. This coat also comes in various colors and is a classic piece you will wear for a long time.

7.     Michael Kors Asymmetrical Zip Trench Coat: Just like how you need a short and long pea coat, a short trench coat is also nice to have. It’s lighter and won’t feel like a coat is dragging you down. The belt will cinch your waist to create a slimming figure. This is a great alternative to a regular windbreaker.

8.     Avec Les Filles Faux Fur Coat: I have been on the hunt for the perfect faux fur coat to wear this winer, between the style and price point this is it. It’s just long enough and the collar gives it a little extra and comes in a light orange, tan or burgandy. I do wish it came in black so I’m still on the look out for a black faux fur coat.

Let me know some other options you find in the comments below!

Stay warm this season!

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