I hate to break to it to you, but Winter is coming. I know, trust me. I feel you. Michigan is seriously such a lovely place to live. Except. In. Winter. Now, there are times mind you when Winter is absolutely gorgeous. Snow capped trees, dangling icicles and that white frosty blanket that just glistens over the ground right after the freshly fallen snow.
It’s so pretty… when viewed behind a window…from the inside…while holding a massive mug of Hot Tea. I’m so sorry for offending all of my ski-bunnies, snowmobile-er’s, and fans of all things icy. But I just can’t get on board.
In high school, I went on a ski retreat with my youth group. Within the first 10 min I managed to take out 1/2 the people standing in line for the chair lift as well as get called “all sorts of fun names” by a very crabby snow boarder.
Not my finest moment.
SO, I will gladly cheer you on and get on board with all the “indoor things” until um, mid-March.
The GOOD NEWS is, if you live in a cooler climate, you really only need 2 things this Winter in order to look stylish and on trend. Ready for this?:
A Cute Coat
A Great pair of Boots.
That is all. Now of course there will be occasions that you take off your coat, 😉 BUT if you’re out and about on your day off, do you ever even unzip the thing?
We might not be able to control the weather this Winter, BUT what we are in charge of is how we will brave the cold and face each day….And I’m thinking one of these coats might just make us slightly more brave don’t you???
Your cute No Small Life has reason and full on permission to celebrate your life through style… even if the most exciting thing you do today is run to the post office in the 23 degrees wind chill.
So let’s link arms and do our best to celebrate life in style EVEN in the frigidness. 😀 Here are a few coats that will definitely help you beat down the Winter Blahs and let your personality shine amongst a sea of black puffy jackets.
First up, I L-O-V-E this Yellow INC Jacket from Macy’s! The bright color, the mod shape AND are you ready for this??? It’s a two-fer. Yep. See that horizontal zipper? Unzip that puppy and you now have a moto jacket!!! How amaze is that? 2 Jackets for $75!! Just click the link to see both versions.
Next up, if you’re feeling the bright colors this winter, and who DOESN’T need a cheery shot of orange when it gets dark at approximately 4:30pm?
Check out this Lands End boiled wool coat
If you like something a little more subdued, check out this Calvin Klein Quilted Puffer. The Chevron pattern gives it more flattering lines than your traditional puffy coat.
Maybe plaid is more your speed. This Coffee Shop red and black fleece coat will take your basic pieces to a whole new level. Plus, its hooded which comes in handy when your face is getting pelted with snow. 😉
This military meets glam Faux Fur Trim Jacket from Forever 21 stole my heart. It’s got GREAT detailing. I mean how cute are the mini belt straps??
If you’re craving a richly hued jacket this Winter, then check out the Madden Girl Asymmetrical Textured Coat. This coat is a great mix of cozy, feminine and edgy. All the things a respectable coat should be 🙂
This Catherine Malandrino may look basic at first glance. BUT, the asymmetric detail, the tone on tone fur collar, cinched waist, and all the knit trim detailing take it up another notch.
Shearling is a HUGE trend this season so this Kenneth Cole Faux-Shearling is totally on fleek this season. On. fleek….did I use that right? Sometime tell me I used that right…
This Leopard Print by & by is the perfect classic to add to your coat closet this year. And it’s from JCPenney, so you can just pick this one up at any local mall.
How glam is this Faux Fur Trim Guess Jacket? The steely color, the studded detail, everything about this is fun and will amp up just about any casual look.
One more plaid coat. And if you’re longing for even more plaid…just click here! If you love a good toggle clasp…and I mean, who doesn’t 😉 definitley check out this Coffee Shop Duffle Coat. Plaid and Fur, it screams Festive.
If you’re style bent has a little retro flare, then you will LOVE this wool blend Black Polka Dot Coat from…wait for it…Target! At $56, this jacket is a great investment because it’s not going out of style anytime soon.
In Junior High I had a brown leather bomber jacket that made me feel cooler than Lisa Loeb…and if you’re under 33 you have NO CLUE what I just said. This Vince Camuto jacket ushers back in that bomber style, but in a way that’s much more 2015. GREAT color combo AND…its about 70% off, so don’t wait to pull the trigger on this little gem.
SPEAKING of deep discounts this beautiful Via Spiga was originally $350! Now under $100 seems almost like a steal. And I know I know, its a black puffer. BUT, the detailing of this one makes it flattering and unique…
BUT just in case color is what you crave, allow me to introduce you to the happiest most extroverted Winter Coat you ever did see.
How fun is this INC Yellow Puffer!? I love the color of the fur and the black piping. And that little nip at the waist will prevent the dreaded, “I’m wearing a marshmallow” look I rocked pretty hard back in my college days in frigid freezing Minneapolis.
Whether you’re hunting for the perfect coat for you or a family member, one of these is sure to fit the bill. And for less than $100, you can’t beat it! Which one is your favorite?
Stay warm and let one of these help 😉
Until Next Time,