THE OVERSIZED WOOL COAT
The ultimate Winter classic would definitely be the Wool Coat. Not only is it warm and cozy, but if you go with a timeless black version you'll have a versatile staple for years and years to come.
Mine is from Iris von Arnim, which has the most amazing oversized fit and it's made from super soft Wool. I also love the wrap belt and the extra loose arms. Perfect for wearing chunky sweaters underneath. Find some other options below.
|Wool Coat||(other options below)||Iris von Arnim|
|Ribbed Knit Turtleneck||&otherstories|
|Jeans||Citizens of Humanity|
THE STATEMENT COAT
Sometimes, usually a couple of weeks into Winter, I need a little more Jazz. As much as I love my monochromes it's also fun to wear a statement coat on a super dark & foggy day. Brightens the mood and the streets.
This one is from Weekday and surprisingly it's been my most worn coat last month... It is not super warm (when it's freezing in Vienna, I prefer wool and cashmere) but the oversized fit and the retro checks are beyond amazing.
THE CASHMERE WRAP
Whenever I get to wear Cashmere, I could purr constantly like a fluffy kitten. There is just nothing that feels better on tortured, dry Winter skin than heavenly soft Cashmere. Because it's a natural material it is still very breathable and light. I own a couple of Cashmere Coats, mostly wrap coats and I love every single. My absolute favorite though is this one from Nanushka.
|Cashmere Wrap Coat||(similar here)||Nanushka|
THE PUFFER COAT
To be honest, Puffer Coats are my recent discovery. They are the warmest option out there and luckily there are a couple of brands who offer animal-friendly down coats or even great faux versions. For me this is a very sensitive topic because I would never wear a Puffer Coat made from plucked-alive feathers!!
If you decide to go with a puffer coat I can advise you to take a look at the brand's animal policies and down certificates (eg. IDFL or EDFA). Mine is from Parajumpers who uses feathers from the food industry. I'll write a blogpost about Down Jackets soon, since it's an important topic to know more about.
|Puffer Coat||(budget options below)||Parajumpers|
|Ankle Boots||(last season)||Balenciaga|
THE NEUTRAL COAT
Last but not least: a neutral coloured coat is what everyone needs in their wardrobe. It's a nice addition to all the greys and blacks and brightens up every outfit. I always go with classic, tailored wool coats but a camel coloured wool trench or faux leather coat would also look amazing.