Winter for many of us living in North America usually mean boring, practical and bland clothes. We always look to be comfortable ad warm in the cold months. However, I feel like winter is the perfect time for us to experiment with color and push ourselves out of our boxes and see beyond the heavy snowstorms. I mean, yes, we have to be super warm and snuggly, but that doesn’t mean we can’t amp up our color games when it comes to winter outwear. I have always had a colourful coat, either red or white or brown over the years, along with my typical every day black coat. I am a winter gal and spending a little bit more on a coat is something I am willing to do because I want to be happy in winter. Investing in a fun coat to spruce up a dull winter is necessary and makes winter feel less long. There’s no need to break the bank, but if fit and quality are there, don’t be afraid to invest a little more than usual as a classic jacket can be something that will stand the test of time in your closet. You can always make sure that you have your essentials down before you treat yourself to something a bit funkier to jazz things up. In today’s post, I’ve included my picks for both categories. Here’s my advice when it comes to killing your coat game:
First thing’s first, check what you have in your closet before buying anything so that you don’t end up getting something similar to what you already own. Write down what it is that you’re looking for in a coat so that you get exactly what you are looking for. Jotting things down helps you find the pros and cons of things and building your wardrobe around that concept helps you from saving the bucks and helps you not put more waste of the planet. Fast fashion can sometimes be problematic and you want to stir away from “trendy” items so that you get the use out of them.
Second thing that is important when shopping for a new coat is to try as many as possible to make sure that you are not only pleased with the style, but also with the fit and the quality. Make sure you are comfortable in your coat and make sure that you can easily move in it when it is buttoned up. Once you find the one, make sure to check the quality and the stitching so that you don’t get any surprises when you’re home.
Last but not least, once you’re got your classics down, get funky! Find an awesome, colourful, happy coat to wear this winter! Wearing something out of norm might help you fight the winter blues and get through it smoothing sailing. Fun doesn’t necessarily mean compromising warmth…you can do with both! You just need to find the right place to purchase said coat.
Zara is usually my go-to when it comes to statement coats because I know I’ll get my money’s worth. I sometimes like to hit the charity shops because I find beautiful quality vintage jackets and coats and they make wonderful collectibles.
Here you have it! Hope that you have an awesome, warm, colourful winter!!!