Since it’s officially November, I decided it was time to talk about winter coats. I know, but do try to keep the groaning to a minimum. At least we can look chic while we’re shivering, right?
A lovely winter quality is a wonderful wardrobe staple. Need to run to the pharmacy at 1am? Throw your gorgeous winter coat over your leggings and a pair of riding boots, and no one will be the wiser. (Oh come on, I can’t be the only one who has done this.) A great coat complete any outfit, but they can be so expensive. Never fear, after the jump my best picks under-$300.
Coats Between $200 and $300. If this is your price point, you are in luck. I found several gorgeous options, starting with this classic camel coat from Ralph Lauren. It’s the perfect mix of preppy and sophisticated. For something a bit more Fifth Avenue, this Mango coat has extra wide lapels and a belted style. Land’s End’s classic car coat comes in several color choices, including the of-the-moment burgundy. It also comes in petite, tall, and plus.
Coats Between $100 and $200. Unsurprisingly, the choices get a little thinner the closer we get to $100, but there are still some great pieces to be had. This pale pink Mango wool coat is sure to brighten up a dreary day. This pale beige longline duster (in faux wool) from Misguided is the epitome of relaxed chic (I own it in mauve.). And if you’re looking for an easy basic, this Cole Haan signature coat bridges the gap between casual and dressy.
But if I could only pick one coat in this price range, I am absolutely in love with this Kenneth Cole Maxi Wrap Coat. It’s everything I want: cool, elegant, dramatic. Yes, please, and thank you.
Coats Under-$100. The air is a bit thin down here. Under-$100 coats, in my opinion, are usually not well made. So if you want a warm, basic coat that will last, try one from the list above. (The exception would be a discounted coat at Land’s End.) However, if you’re looking for something to wear for fun, like a new color or style, then this is the place to be.
This Missguided faux-wool cape in camel is exactly what I’m talking about. It’s a great statement piece for when your outfit needs more pizzazz. Their charcoal belted duster coat with extra-wide lapels is also worth a look. For a bit of color, try this dusty rose coat from Boohoo. Plus-size? Try this navy heather wool coat from Zulily.