Every winter I come to this enlightening, somewhat re-groundbreaking, realization that there are two types of people in this world: people who buy trendy coats and consciously factor them into their everyday outfits during the months of December through February, and people who buy coats at Costco and whine about having to put it on over a cute outfit during the months of December through February. I am the latter of the two while Katy is most definitely the first option. Katy can pull off coats in such a natural way that her outfits are completely transformed and enhanced with each jacket she throws on (she puts them on so casually, and I’m like, wait, you didn’t plan that? It looks so good). I have one knee-length puffy coat from Costco that I wear religiously that just totally ruins every outfit, but I don’t care because it’s so warm and so puffy. Did you get that? Warm AND puffy. Then, well, I got this coat after strong dressing room persuasion by my coworkers, and, frankly, my life changed. I stepped into this world of Cute Coat Wearers fearlessly and boldly, and I’m never looking back. Well, I'm going to look back today as I reach for my Costco coat because, again, so puffy.
I do think my next coat purchase is going to be a floor length camel coat that ties around the waist. Right? I should get that. I am open to suggestions and Pinterest pictures if anyone has those on deck waiting to be sent to me.
Coat: Madewell (Available here! AND ON SALE!)
Jeans: Madewell (Available here!)
Boots: Nordstrom - Topshop (Similar available here!)
Sunglasses: Nordstrom - Wildfox (Available here!)
Bag: Madewell (Available here!)
I've always been very into coats meaning that I've always been very into being warm and coats help me do that. Growing up, snow was a significant part of my year. Coats weren't semi-optional the way they are in Seattle, and that meant my annual coat purchase essentially determined my outfit for every day of the winter season. I despised coats for a while, because they covered up my actual outfits. Then I decided to instead be the girl with a lot of coats. Five winters later, my collection is really starting to take off.
This plaid green beauty from Topshop is one of my newest additions to this collection. I am very accepting of this oversized coat fad happening right now because I love wearing a coat and still having a full-range of motion with my arms. That seems so specific now that it's typed out, but I have a lot of confidence that many people know exactly what I'm talking about.
If you're looking to get into the coat collecting game like me, now is a great time to buy. Lots of winter stuff is just starting to go on sale, but if you're anywhere up north you'll still get plenty of use before the days warm up too much. And don't forget, you're playing the long game here. You'll have it all of next year, too!
Coat: Norcstrom – Tophsop
Shirt: Nordstrom – Brandy Melville*
Skirt: Old Navy
Tights: Rite Aid (maybe?)
Socks: Old Navy
Purse: Old Navy
*So OBVIOUSLY I have shopped at Brandy Melville because my shirt is from there, but if I'm going to actually post a link referring people to their site I think it's important to note some major flaws in their business model. Fashion has the leverage to empower women, allowing for self expression and growth in personal confidence. But the fashion industry is flawed in so many ways, and I just think that is really a shame. Here is one article of many in regards to the one-size-fits-all debacle Brandy Melville has been under fire for. Food for thought.
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