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Winter seemed to come out of nowhere this year. We were in our sweaters and slowly pulling out the boots and coats when the frost came and froze all of our doors shut. If you hadn’t thought to take care of your winter coat situation yet, here are five stylish coats to choose from.
Quilted, insulated, down-parkas are probably your warmest option. For an extra cozy season, get an extra-plush, long coat with a hood. Fur-lined? Even better.
If you’re the type of person who treats coats as an accessory, then this one is a must. You can wake up 10 minutes before you have to leave for class, throw on this and a pair of jeans, and no one will ever know. Neutrals — black, grey, dark brown, tan, cream — are most common and probably the most versatile, but right now I’m in love with colored fur coats like teal, burgundy, plum and red.
The boyfriend coat is a new silhouette this season — it’s oversized, cocoon-shaped coat that flirts with the menswear trend that’s been big for a while. Some have fur collars or leather sleeves, but most are made of wool and are incredibly warm. And long coats are always better for these frigid, Iowa winters.
The pea coat is perennial. The colors may change with those popular that season, but the simple shape and warm wool come back year after year.
With its length, slight flare in the shape and folded collar, I see these coats as warmer, winter versions of the ever classic trench coat. Leather and wool are most common. The toggle closures are slightly military-esque and, beyond practicality, they are much more figure flattering than your typical shapeless outerwear.