Last years polar vortex was intense.
After wearing my winter jacket into a flurry of shedding feathers, I promised myself an upgrade of something new.
My mission to find my next coat brought me into several stores searching for the perfect down puffer, the gold standard in winter’s worst elements. Though there were many styles to choose from, finding one in original taste proved challenging. There’s a fine line between warming up well, and bundling up like a marshmallow.
The truth is, in the dead of winter — when the ice-chilling freeze shoots straight to the bone– fashion isn’t the main priority; it’s about staying warm. But by the end of last season, I was so sick of slipping on my long, black coat that I’m determined to find something that can keep me looking cute as well as handle the bitter temps.
Here are 5 winter coats that standout from the crowd, and can stand on their own in the polar vortex.
There are so many rights about this jacket from the faux fur trim which adds a bohemian touch to the neutral color that’s flattering for most. The icing on the cake, this one is on sale! The bummer, it’s only availabe in a couple sizes.
You can’t go wrong with a Moncler winter coat though expect to shell out over a grand to get it.
This coat is de rigueur for winter’s serious chill, placing it into regular rotation for most NYers.
I love the idea of this — the shawl collar, the mid-length and the warm tone. But it’s potential to bake you into a marshmallow is oozing from the seams. It needs a proper try-on to warrant its wearability.
This number challenges every notion that a down coat can’t be chic. I only wish it came in another color besides black.
What will you be wearing this winter?