Ugh, it’s wintertime. My toes are freezing, my nose is numb, and I can’t so much as look outside without a complaint slipping through my lips. It’s not my fault my body can’t handle this type of weather. I simply wasn’t born for it. I lived in Florida for almost 24 years of life–one’s blood does not get accustomed to freezing temps so easily. I’m used to sweating on Christmas Day as I’m unsuccessfully shielding my hairstyle from the thick humidity out to destroy my cute #blessed holiday pics.
This cold weather thing is so not for me.
I always thought I wanted seasons. I think what I wanted was fall, because this winter nonsense is absolutely unnecessary. Unfortunately, no matter how miserable I am during the cold season, I have to endure it. Apparently the world does not revolve around me (contrary to popular belief), and winter doesn’t just stop for anyone. Weird.
So, I’ve got to pile on the layers and invest in some coats thicker than a light sweater.
I’m happy to report that upon my research, there are some stylish coat options to choose from this season. Seriously, the coat trends are on point for winter 2016/2017, and I, like the good news fairy that I am, happily bring you these coat trends so that you too can be on-trend for this stupid season. Hey, if you can’t avoid it, you might as well look good during it, right? (That’s what I tell myself when attending high school friends’ weddings.)
The first coat trend to put on your radar is shearling. Yes, the sheep fur. You can go for faux if you’re vegan or cheap (like me), or you can get the real thing for all-out luxe and warmth. The best part about the shearling trend is that you can wear it as much or as little as you want. You can simply get a coat with shearling accents on the collar like the Olive + Oak Columbine Moto Jacket, or you can snag a coat adorned in the fur. Totally up to you and your taste.
Next, we’ve got leather. I’m pretty sure everyone in my apartment complex thinks I’m a badass based on how often I wear my black leather jacket. I can’t help it. But hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, amiright? Leather is an awesome layering jacket paired with softer materials. It’s also perfect for daytime outings when you don’t want to bumble around with a giant parka at the lunch cafe. I love the Walter Baker Leather Gary Jacket for its color and the Erika Jacket for obvious badassery purposes.
The final coat trend I bring to you is one you can wear well into spring. Military-style jackets have been gaining traction for quite a while, and I still love these cool androgynous coats. They’re basically a neutral, and the olive green color blends in perfectly with a myriad of existing winter wardrobe staples. Basically what I’m saying is if you don’t have the Olive + Oak Bess Army Overcoat in your closet, are you even really fashionable?
The answer is no. You’re not.
Let’s take on winter like we don’t hate it, shall we?