Find the Right Winter Coat for You

Find the Right Winter Coat for You

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YAY – it is FINALLY cold here in Texas! Boy have I been waiting for the day. I was so over walking to class and dripping sweat even when it was mid-November.

So now that I am officially bringing out my favorite coats for the season, I thought it would be a good time to help you guys find just the coat you’re looking for this season.

One of the top things that you should be looking for in a coat is warmth:

It’s so not worth the cash if it’s going to leave you freezing! And how warm your coat is all comes down to what it’s made of; be just as conscious about reading labels for coats as you would a nutrition label.

Materials to look for:

  • Wool: a staple when it comes to a winter coat; wool is going to keep you incredibly warm!
  • Cashmere: soft, warm, and luxurious – cashmere can be worth the splurge.
  • Vicuna wool: this is a wool from a rare species in the Andes that makes for incredibly soft, warm coats.
  • Down/Down Alternative: definitely make sure to double check what the lining is made of for coats that you’re considering! Down or down alternative can make a coat much warmer.

Materials to avoid or be wary of: 

  • Synthetics
    • Acrylic: make sure to look at the percentage of wool in a coat; some will say 44% acrylic and 5% wool and you can guarantee from that makeup that you won’t be too warm in that coat.
      • Look for percentages of wool that are 40-45% or above!
    • Polyester 
Another thing that you have to consider when buying a coat is what your needs are for your coat:

Do you need your coat to withstand rain/snow/the elements? Then you might want to go for a rain trenchpuffer jacket or quilted jacket like the ones I’ve linked below. These will be able to stand up to various winter weather conditions more readily than a cashmere or wool. Some synthetic materials can be a good choice if you’re needing something more like a wind-breaker.

Or do you need your coat to be something for everyday that is classic and can go with all outfits? If this is the case for you, then definitely look into a traditional wool coat that has the room to fit over bulky sweaters and that has the lining to keep you warm out in the cold. You also might consider (if you’re in warmer climates) a coat without buttons with a tie-waist that can slip easily over all of your outfits and provide you with an extra boost of heat when you step outside.

Last but not least, you of course have to consider your style when it comes to selecting the right coat for you:

Are you a traditionalist? Then you’ll most likely want a peacoat or classic trench style.

(Also don’t forget to consider the length of the coat you’re looking for! Those that hang to your ankles, a duster coat, will ensure full-body warmth while shorter peacoats will just be keeping that upper half warm.)

Fashion risk-taker? The coats below will keep you warm while also airing on the side of avant-garde. Perhaps you’ll consider a cape coat...

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