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how to be fashionable in a warm winter coat

How to Be Fashionable in a Warm Winter Coat

Winter is on its way, and while that means bundling up, it doesn't have to mean sacrificing style. Whether you like a no-frills, get-to-the-point wool coats, there are ways to stay fashionable in even the worst of winters. Take a peek at some of our favorites.

Love for Layers

The forecast calls for flurries, and you're looking at a day packed with errands, meetings, and more extra-curricular drop-offs and pick-ups than you can count. You'll be ping-ponging between frigid temps and heated cars, and you'll need to dress accordingly. Layering will be your best friend, allowing you to adjust to your day with minimal effort – and without skimping on fashion.

Focus on thinner under layers – think turtlenecks, adding scarves and winter gloves as needed. Complete your lovely layered look with a winter vest or lightweight down jacket. You'll be heading into the day prepared.

Focus on Fit

From perfectly puffy down parkas to slenderizing seams, fit can make all the difference when it comes to the overall feel of a piece. Fend off freezing temps with a women's jacket that falls to the ankle for extra warmth and a fashionable look.

A fit and flare wool jacket is smart and stylish for post-work dinners. Designed with the intention of giving every woman a flattering shape, it falls above the knee and features vertical seaming details for a slimming appearance. Stand-up collars work well with scarves or turtlenecks for added warmth and a touch of fancy. And you can never go wrong with the classic peacoat. Dense, luscious wool and an oversized notch collar make this one a stylish staple.

Focus on Fabric

When it comes to keeping warm, functional and fashionable really can go hand in hand. Consider your climate. Do your winters consist of slightly cooler temps or are you battling blizzards before Thanksgiving? If three feet of snow has you barely batting an eyelash, your go-to gear might be the Expedition Down Parka. Our warmest of women's outerwear, it guarantees protection in even the most unforgiving of weather. Waterproof fabric and 600 fill power down maximize warmth while minimizing bulk, making this parka a frigid temp favorite.

Or, keep it simple with our Ultralight Packable Down Jacket. It packs a punch when it comes to warmth: 800 fill power down means it's seriously cozy without the bulk.

If your winters lean toward the more blustery-but-dry temps, make the classic peacoat your best friend. Richly soft melton with an oversized notch collar, our women's wool pea coat is as authentic as you can get. Or cozy up in the softest fleece you've felt with our women's Sherpa Fleece Jacket. Impossibly soft and super low maintenance, it's a fast favorite for anyone who loves to be cozy (hint: everyone).

Play With Patterns

When it comes to upping your fashion without compromising function, pattern is promising. A pop of color does wonders for dreary days, and playful plaids take any raincoat from functional to fashionable.

So when winter finally makes its appearance, embrace all the snow, sleet, and slush with open – and appropriately covered – arms. Remember: Even below freezing can be fashionable in the right women's outerwear.

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