Now that we are halfway through November… feeling the cool, crisp air in the morning and even cooler evenings, means to me there is nothing better than to be cozied up nice and warm. So obviously, the ideal situation is flannel pajama pants, a big blanket and the Hallmark christmas movies on, but unfortunately that is only reality for Saturday and Sundays, if we are lucky! So, what’s better than a cute coat to keep warm, or even a functional one that will do just the trick?
Seamless & Savvy spent the past weekend in Beverly celebrating the marriage of two favorite people… and let me tell you, it was simply perfect. Last Friday, while the sun was shining, it was still predicted to be one of the coldest days of the season so far. Thus this post came to life as I thought “what coat do I wear??” Well, Seamless decided that her new leather moto jacket was the way to go… and luckily the blanket scarf came in handy for that but I’ll get to the details of that ensemble soon! So, yes jackets are so important in Massachusetts, we break them out late September and don’t usually put them away until the end of April. Since being a New England girl, I invest in great coats and jackets to last me throughout each season! But even more important, I always make sure that that they are super stylish, cute, and most of all warm. After talking with a very preppy and fashionable friend, (hey Dominique) we discussed some must haves for a New England gal..
From day to night, from light to heavy, peacoat to down coat and everything in between, there’s a lot to be covered here, so let’s see what Seamless & Savvy has to say!!
The perfect *not so warm* but cute coat-
An army coat, a leather coat, even suede. These jackets are usually short and although they are fashionable they may not be the warmest. To warm it up, they all are perfectly paired with a scarf or a cute hat. Underneath they can be paired with a fun top and dark jeans with booties. A staple piece that you can wear the start of fall, transition from winter to spring or even into the winter if you are going for a night out and don’t want a heavy jacket.
The adorable cutie coat-
Let’s think… maybe a quilted, or a shearling one? Maybe a barbour, burberry, or J.Crew field jacket? Either at the farmers market on a Saturday morning, or tossing it on for work, or dinner with some friends.. The perfect adorable coat that excites your outdoor wardrobe. I do not have a Barbour coat, but if you’re unfamiliar with the brand, it’s totally worth the price. There are also outlet stores you can check out. My sister got her boyfriend a classic Barbour jacket with a corduroy collar for almost 60% off! And if you’re really looking to splurge, go for the Burberry. Those plaid cuffed sleeves melt me.
Fashionable and functional pea coat-
Okay so if you’re in the market for a warm pea coat, J. Crew has you covered. They are pretty much known for their pea coats. So many fun colors, added beading on some, and fur on others, you have endless options. My personally favorite is the Cocoon Coat. It has a high collar , zips in the front, is silk lined and has a wool exterior so it is very warm. I also love their Tie Waist Top Coat. Both of my favorites come in many fun colors! Who doesn’t love a hot pink coat?! Okay, if that’s not your thing, navy and tan look just great too. J.Crew Factory also has cute options at a more affordable price.
The much needed warm coat-
For those -0 days and shoveling the snow from our driveways.. Let’s stick with The North Face down parka. You literally can’t go wrong here and it goes down all the way to your knees, so need i say more besides… warm? I got mine at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale two summers ago, and it was the absolute best decision… ever. However, if you’re a big, (big) spender… I’d recommend the Canada Goose parka!
The beauty of living in New England is all of the seasons and changes that brings us. To embrace that, I think it is suiting to have the perfect coat to wear to top off your outfit. Coats can be expensive, but they are investments. You can’t put a price on warm! And if you take care of it and wash it properly, you can have it for many, many years! Coats rarely go out of style.
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Stay warm & most of all, Stay Savvy!