Every year when the temperatures in Boston officially hit 20 degrees and below, the same two thoughts go through my mind: “Why do I live here?” and “I need a warmer coat.” Let’s face it, Boston winters are COLD, and unless you’re ready to pack your bags and relocate to Florida, you absolutely have to invest in a warm winter jacket.
In an effort to not turn into a snowman this winter, I decided to do some research to find the most stylish yet still very warm winter jackets. While I don’t personally own every coat that’s listed, they’re all on my radar as functional, fashionable pieces.
Do you have a warm, fashion-forward coat that you swear by each winter? Please share, as I’m always on the hunt to add to my outerwear collection!
The A-Lyst for Warm and Stylish Winter Coats
People have literally stopped me on the street to ask me who makes this coat. With it’s full fur hood and sleek silhouette, it makes quite the statement; not to mention it’s super warm! There is a hidden toggle near the neck that affords you the ability to bundle up even more and ensure that the hood stays on your head, and for extra warmth, there is an interior layer that you can zip up first before the exterior zipper. I sized up to a medium in this coat and it still feels a bit snug, so this is definitely a coat you’ll want to try on before purchasing. If you’re looking for a sophisticated coat that still looks trendy, this is my top pick!
Finding this coat in your size is half the battle, as it’s literally sold out across the web and in stores! Aiming to bring the outerwear of the slopes to everyday city living, Moncler excels at designing warm coats that don’t look or feel bulky. The Albizia is lightweight but incredibly warm and oh-so-stylish. I adore this coat in the navy hue in which it is available and I appreciate how the fur hood is removable, allowing you to achieve a less wintry look during transitional temperatures. Pair it with the covetable Moncler pom beanie and you’re ready to take on a frigid Boston day!
I love how the detachable puffer sleeves on this mink fur coat make it more wearable for everyday; plus, once you detach the sleeves, you have a beautiful capped sleeved vest! In my opinion, fur coats can be a bit intimidating to wear to the office or while running errands, but the mix of materials on this one make it a perfect outerwear pick for winter. For the holidays, I received a similar style and have been wearing it nonstop, as it is incredibly warm and so gorgeous! If you are thinking about investing in your first fur, this is a beautiful, versatile piece.
Available in three colors (my favorite is the black with gray fur), this Woolrich jacket is not only warm, but also multi-functional. The outer shell and jacket liner are detachable and can either be worn together or as separate pieces; by itself, the outer shell provides the perfect amount of warmth for fall and spring temperatures. One of the best parts about this coat is the hood, as it features buttons that allow you to adjust the snugness around your head. With whipping New England winds, this coat will protect your head and body from the bitter cold.
The versatility of this coat is what made me fall in love with it. Depending on the weather, you can wear this coat three ways, as its two layers come apart to act as separates. Since it is waterproof and windproof, this is the kind of jacket you want to throw on for a snowstorm because you’ll stay warm and even better, you won’t get wet! While this is definitely a more traditional style for a winter coat, I think Patagonia did a great job keeping the silhouette of the parka slim enough to ensure that your figure doesn’t get lost in fabric. I love the blue color, but if you want to make a statement, the two-tone grey with magenta is bold and fun!
Turtleneck: MILLY Mutton Cashmere Turtleneck
Boots: Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boot
Handbag: CHANEL New Medium Boy Bag in Black Lambskin + Gold Hardware (similar here)
Sunglasses: LOFT Tortoiseshell Print Cat Eye Sunglasses
Earrings: J.Crew Pearl Drop Hoop Earrings
Nail Polish: OPI Party at Holly’s