Style + How To Wear It

Four Amazing Coats Under-$250 (Plus Styling Tips!)

The cold weather approaches.  It’s already snowing in Montana, and it’ll be snowing in Washington by Friday.  Lord, I am not ready.  But while I can’t help you with your emotional preparedness, I can certainly help you stay warm.  Here are five incredible coats, all under-$300, and some styling tips to help them look their very best.

Mango Belted Wool Coat ($229) // Free People Waffle Knit Scarf ($48) // W Kleinberg Leather Belt ($148) // Saks Cashmere Lined Gloves ($105)

I love an ivory coat.  Yes, they can be tough to keep clean, but they are so worth it.  This one is absolutely lovely.  I also like this Banana Republic coat.  Plus-size?  Try this long wrap coat from Eloquii.

To jazz this up, first thing is to lose the belt.  A cognac leather belt in either wide (shown) or skinny is a great option.  Another choice would be this grey belt.

You could choose many colors for your gloves, but I think this deep burgundy is the most elegant.  These gloves from Saks make an excellent Christmas gift.

Uniqlo Duffle Coat ($129) // Soia Kyo Feather-Pom Hat ($65) // Isotoner Smart Gloves ($25)

For a casual coat option, I love a duffle coat.  This Burberry coat is, of course, the dream, but this Uniqlo is an affordable option.  It also comes in a mixed grey shade that’s very nice, but I’m partial to the basic navy.

The accessories for this coat should be a little more fun.  I love this pom-pom hat, and these knit gloves will let you use your smartphone while your hands stay warm.  I also like this Marmot Pom hat for $35.

H&M Wool Blend Coat ($80) // Williams Brooch Set ($40) // N Peal Camel Scarf ($220) // & Other Stories Overlapping Gloves ($30)

This ensemble was inspired by this Pinterest photo.  If you told me that a grey coat and a camel scarf went together, I’d be skeptical.  But there’s the proof.  A classic, somewhat unexpected combination.

I adore this H&M collarless coat.  It’s so ladylike.  If you prefer something a bit more glam, this DvF collarless coat in black has a city-chic feel.

I added a fringe camel scarf and simple grey gloves.  If you want to completely recreate the look from the photo, add this $49 Chelsea satchel.

Marks and Spencer Blush Coat ($96) // Pistil Charcoal Scarf ($68) // Blush Cable Gloves ($49)

I thought I would include one colorful coat for those who might be stocked up on neutrals.  I had originally intended to go with a bright pink but this blush gives you color in a subtle form.

I prefer when the gloves match the coat.  I think it’s a cleaner look.  I spotted these blush cable gloves on Rue La La and thought they fit the bill.  But these faux leather Dorothy Perkins gloves are also pretty.

A little contrast seemed necessary, so I added this dark charcoal scarf.  If you prefer something softer, try this ivory fringe scarf.



  1. Courtney says:

    What do others do about large rings and gloves? I don’t mean giant bling—just any ring other than a band. I’ve found leather gloves too snug to fit over and knit gloves always snag on prongs. Do you skip rings or skip gloves? Can the two coexist?

    November 2, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I put my rings on my necklace if I’m wearing one, then put on my gloves. If it’s just a band, you could buy the gloves a little bit.

      November 2, 2017/Reply
    • Liz Y says:

      I turn my engagement ring toward my palm, keeping the stone pushed to one side (not straight down).

      November 5, 2017/Reply
  2. Nicolette says:

    I had to throw out my beloved coat of 4 years this spring, so I’ve been on the lookout for a new one. These are great, love the grey one and the cream one!

    Nicolette |

    November 2, 2017/Reply
  3. J says:

    Love, love, love the blush coat. Any thoughts on how long blush will be on-trend?

    November 2, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      It seems to be sticking. I would guess two more seasons.

      November 2, 2017/Reply
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        November 3, 2017/Reply
  4. Bonnie says:

    Love these! I was due for a new winter coat so bought one from Boden. It fits perfectly and looks great.

    November 3, 2017/Reply
  5. Elliot says:

    It’s set to be 80 today in Washington. Bleh. We had to put our coats away and get out the summer clothes again. #neverwinterneverchristmas

    November 3, 2017/Reply