Now that we are in the trenches of fall/winter, it's time to start clearing some room in our closets for our winter coats. Figuring out which ones are essential and which ones have seen better days may just be the easiest part when it comes to deciding what will fill in the gaps. Here's some great essentials that can begin to build your wardrobe and will lend themselves well to any outfit, making your dash out the door as wardrobe-malfunction free as possible.
Basic Black Pea Coat
The key to a great pea coat is quality and fit. Look out for a great jacket that will stand the test of time, just as the style has.
To keep you looking cooler than cool but also maintain some practicality, look to a jacket that is also quilted on the inside to increase your mileage into the colder months. We also love layering up our leather jackets for a casual weekend go-to.
Need we say more? Think cape but bigger and even better. Wool options are ideal since they will keep you warm and look even more luxurious. If you're a bit hesitant on the trend at first, opt for a blanket coat with sleeves to maintain a classic silhouette or try belting to define a waist.
A must-have in any wardrobe, the trench is a staple that is perfect for transitional weather and even the rainiest days. Grab one that is water resistant if you are in a wet climate and it will work overtime for you!
Take a cue from the boys with this great staple. What we love about this jacket is its incredible versatility. Casual and cool with skinny jeans, white t shirt and boots but also incredibly chic over an evening dress.