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17 coats for your delectation

Here is one item I think it’s always a good idea to invest in, because it is so easy to feel shlumpy in drab winter outerwear, and a nice, snappy coat makes you instead positively exude chic. I have more coats than I know what to do with, but was sorely tempted by a lot of these, starting with this one, which has such excellent lapels.

From APC: a nice herringbone tweed that’d look great with jeans or more dressed up.

This is Rachel Comey and not cheap, but I really wanted to include a couple of colorful options and they were in short supply. Also, it’s got a really appealingly nubby texture.

Nothing cozier than a hooded faux fur coat.

The stripe at the hem here adds just the right amount of interest.

A classic shape, and a perfect tomato red.

A little on the crazy side, but good crazy, I think.

This is alpaca, which always looks so great, and I love the idea of a creamy white coat.

The oversized lapels here are so damn chic.

I had to include a leopard choice, of course.

I just think this duffle coat is the most stylish thing ever.

I like the subtle military look here.

Such a perfect, blazing autumnal color, and I really like the texture.

The ribbed, knit cuff is what makes this faux fur standout.

Just a really good houndstooth.

Why not something sweet and peachy pink?

Just as elegant as the day is long.


Posted on October 30th, 2017 8 Comments

8 Responses

  1. c.w. says:

    It’s going to hit 80 degrees today in Austin so I’m only dreaming about the coats. Also, being a shorty-short––most of these would, on me, hit the floor! However, if I lived in a reasonable climate and had a normal height body I would go for the Mango color block, the Otto de Ame and the Elizabeth and James. Knocking it out of the park, Kim.

    I did order a jacket from the Mango girls department the other day (should arrive shortly) that was so similar to one you showed a few weeks ago I couldn’t help myself.;203

  2. Susan says:

    I wish that I li could justify quite a few of the coats. But I relocated to SoCal a couple of years ago, and the weather isn’t cool enough. Maybe after living here longer, I’ll give in to the yearly urge to buy a new coat. I see plenty of women in winter coats and boots here even though I personally don’t think that it’s cool enough.

    • Mary Alice says:

      You’ll acclimate, Susan! I am a SoCal native and my husband, who’s from Ireland, used to laugh at what I considered sweater weather. Now he’s shivering right along with me when it falls below 60 degrees.

      • Dana D says:


        California weather. Hard to even know now! Buy a coat…a thinnish light wool coat…you’ll feel like it’s winter!!!

  3. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    I’m a coat lover, too, Kim. I sometimes think I’ve gone overboard when I realize the entire coat closet is devoted to MY outerwear! My favorites are: The camel with the black stripe at the hem, the houndstooth Mango, and the perfect “Masculin/Feminin” one by Theory at the end. Fantastic!

  4. Jacq says:

    Kim, any chance you’ve come across a coat with an A-line/full skirt in your travels? I have been hunting for one for YEARS, and am thinking I’ll need to resort to getting one made!