Monday, January 28, 2013

It's Cold. Get a Coat!

For those of you who do not live in Utah, you may not know how cold it is here. We describe ourselves as having “the best snow on earth” for a reason, but this year it has gotten out of control. We have had more than enough snow to keep us out of a drought, and then some. As I am writing this, my car is sitting in a snowbank outside my house like a beached whale. Since I can’t go anywhere right now, what better thing is there to do than write about outerwear?

I have always loved outerwear. If you take a glance at my Pinterest page you will see that it's overrun with pictures of coats and sweaters. In fact, if you know me personally, you will know that I have more coats than sense. So, with no further ado, here are my favorite coats from the Fall/Winter  2012 season.

First up, a men’s look from Armani:

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I’ve never been a fan of these clean, box-shaped coats that have been ever-so-popular lately, but since this coat uses traditional fabrics and leather binding, it wins me over. Also, the sunglasses aren't bad either.


Everyone needs a good sweater for the winter, like this one from Pringle of Scotland.

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There is not much to say about this one. The texture, fit, asymmetry, and styling are perfect. Its sophistication would make it a cozy option to wear to the office.


The British are master tailors, and Burberry is the king of outerwear. They are my favorite. I have increasingly persistent daydreams of working for them.

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I love how loosely tailored and pretty this is; it could pass as a dress. The men's wear fabric give it that great, traditionally British tailored look, but the bow and the velvet trimming make it feminine in an unexpected way.

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I love it when men wear velvet, and I don’t care who knows it. The color of this blazer and the styling of the outfit make it really stand out. It's quirky and different, but it doesn’t beat you over the head with a statement.


The last coat is my favorite—mainly because I own this one. Here is the Judith coat from Anthropologie.

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This coat is the perfect mix between a sweater and a coat. Take it from me, it's unbelievably cozy and has a great modern vibe to it. It’s on sale for $100, so it's well worth the investment.

Stay warm, y'all.

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