5 Jackets to Add to Your Rotation

5 Jackets to Add to Your Rotation

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If there is one time of year that I dread, it’s winter. From the cold temperatures to the inconveniences of freezing rain and snow, there are very few things I actually enjoy about winter. Okay, there’s one thing. Coats. With so many styles and sihoulettes, it’s always fun seeing how a good coat can pull together your outfit. Historically, I’ve been the kind of gal that only has a few coats (the basics if you will) but have always strived to be one of those jacket girlies. I don’t want to be wearing the same black coat with every outfit; I want options! I’m slowly working my way to this point but in the meantime, I’ve created a solid foundation of jackets to get me through the year. If you’re working towards this goal, here are 5 jackets to add to your rotation!

5 Jackets to Add to Your Rotation

styling a quilted jacket

Quilted Jacket

This style of jacket has always been popular, but it has been more on trend over the last year or so. The quilted detailing gives the polyester material more personality and a more luxe look, which I love! This style of jacket also comes in so many different sihlouettes so it’s easy to find one that works for your style. Quilted jackets are usually thinner, too, so they’re great for transitional months and mild winter days!

wool top coat

Wool Coat

I am a sucker for a good wool coat, especially if it’s oversized! Wool coats are a fall/winter staple and I always recommend starting with a black one (it’ll go with EVERYTHING!) and then slowly adding in other colors and patterns into your repertoire. When purchasing a wool coat, consider your budget and whether the coat is 100% wool or if it’s a mix of materials. If you’re looking for more affordable options that are also trendy, check out Mango, & Other Stories, and H&M.

Trench Coat

Trench coats have always been a fall staple but the older I get, the more I realize they’re great for all year round. In the warmer months, they’re great paired over a dress or a short sleeve/sleeveless top, and in the colder months, they’re so chic over a cozy sweater! When deciding on a trench coat, consider how you’ll be wearing it. I always recommend starting with a neutral light or dark tan in a longer length.

how to style a puffer coat for winter


If you live in state that experiences cold winters, a parka is a must! I’ve lived in New England my entire life and I’ve learned one thing about parkas: you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on them to stay warm. Yes, a Canada Goose jacket is great but a $200 jacket is going to be just as warm, I promise. I’ve been wearing the same Cole Haan one for years (pictured to the left!) and it’s so cozy!

the best shacket


While a shacket isn’t absolutely necessary, it’s a great option to have in your rotation for the “it’s chilly but I don’t necessarily need a heavy coat” days. They’re also on the more casual side so they’re a great third layer for traveling, running errands, and pairing with your favorite leggings.

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