I will never forget my first winter in Toronto. I was totally unprepared for the cold and nearly froze to death that winter. It didn’t take long before I realized that you need a variety of coats to carry you from fall through winter. From a classic trenches for those balmy fall days to a hooded puffer for those winter blizzards, there is an outwear option for just any environment. Here are my picks for 5 types of coats you put over your outfit that are just as good as what’s underneath.
1. A Classic Trench
No closet is complete without a classic trench coat, this key transitional piece is a perfect option for crisp Fall days to cool Winter morning. If you want to make an investment, it doesn’t get more classic than a camel-colored Burberry trench. You can get in on the trend and go with a surprising color, or replace the attached belt with a bold leather cincher.
2. Wool Coat
Wool coats are super versatile and can be dressed up or down. They’re fairly warm, especially when layered with sweaters and scarves. They come in different lengths, so pick own that works for you. Longer ones are great for keeping out the cold, white shorter ones are more functional if you’re on the go.
3. Puffer Jacket
Nothing like a good puffy jacket to keep you cozy on those snowy days. They beat the both cold and the wind. Don’t forget to get one with a hood, you’ll be thankful for it on those cold days!
4. Camel Coat
Consider this the camel coat cool parent to the classic trench coat — a warmer version but one that’s stood the test of time while still coming in and out of trendiness.
Inspired by those worn in polar regions, this is a heavier version of the classic anorak. Parkas are perfect the functional coats for a casual cover-up for day to day out and abouts.