Most of us wear many hats—from soccer mom to executive entrepreneur—which means your wardrobe should be just as versatile. Curious which coats are essential in every closet? Keep reading for 5 must-haves, and click here to shop the looks.
1//TIMELESS TRENCH COAT
You can wear a classic trench all year long forever and ever. My khaki Burberry trench coat is older than I am! No matter what colors you wear khaki is the best neutral. It plays well with other neutrals like black or blue and is pretty with a pop of color or pretty pastel. A timeless trench also makes a great travel companion, because it’s lightweight and can be layered or packed without adding bulk.
2//LEATHER MOTORCYCLE JACKET
Fashionable ageless style starts with this piece—a supple leather jacket that fits perfectly and is broken in to kiss your curves is always a go-to. Nothing beats jeans, a T-shirt, and a leather jacket. To look cool and effortlessly pulled together, toss a leather jacket over an ultra-feminine piece like a slip dress or silk camisole top. Remember: You get what you pay for; good leather gets better with age so it’s worth the investment.
This stylish staple makes the perfect grab-and-go coat when temperatures drop. Balance the heavier style with a just slightly tailored silhouette and open neckline. A wool or cashmere blend look expensive and will keep you warm, while a colorful or neutral-print topper adds interest to any outfit and looks great layered (even with another graphic). When there’s a chill in the air, swap out your graphic tee for a hoodie. Keep the look cozy and casual with a cool pair of sneakers.
A puffer (I love the convenience of hooded styles!) coat is perfect for layering over all your sporty outfits and cozy capsules. Try pairing them with leggings, a pullover, and rainboots, or over a sweatsuit and a pair of sneakers.
Make and makeover a ton of outfits with a double-breasted blazer. I promise, it’ll be the best wardrobe investment you’ll make all year. It instantly creates a flattering silhouette and adds style to any look. From jeans and a T-shirt to a cocktail dress, a blazer never fails to pull a look together for the better.
Jennifer Sattler, personal stylist and blogger at Closet Choreography, lives locally and uses 20+ years professional styling experience to enthusiastically share what to buy and how to put it together. Her expertise and high low styling approach make it fun and easy to #getdressed. Follow her on Instagram @closetchoreography.