Don’t wait until the weather gets cold to shop for your Fall and Winter wardrobe essentials.
Your must haves for every fall and winter season are a coat, a pair of boots and a scarf. And unless you live in an area which boasts a moderate climate these three items need to be functional in colder weather. They should also be pieces that will stand the test of time. Here is a look at a few possibilities that will take you from this year’s bracing cold temperatures to the next and so on.
If you don’t already have a good winter coat keep it classic and keep it neutral with colors like brown, grey, black, and camel. You will want a style that you can layer and a style that you can wear with dresses and pants.
This coat by LK Bennet is made in wool with a touch of cashmere. The clean lines will make it easy to pair with just about anything.
If you already have your basic winter coat have a look at this calfskin animal print. In addition the great thing about animal prints is that they always look modern and can be worn as easily as any neutral colored coat. Marked down from $2495 this exquisite coat by LK Bennet is now $998.
When you think of trench styles Burberry comes to mind and why not! Burberry coats are the epitome of classic style. However, the price tag can have you looking elsewhere as coats are generally priced around $1,990 and beyond. They are also constructed in cotton which makes them more of an all-seasons’ coat. If it’s a Burberry coat you must have then simply layer with heavier wool or cashmere sweaters during the winter months.
If you are looking for something belted in a heavier fabric that is a little lighter on your wallet have a look at this single-breasted Loro Piana cashmere coat available at Brooks Brothers. Loro Piana cashmeres are the Rolls Royce of cashmeres which makes this coat a great deal!
This unconstructed coat by Theory drapes beautifully. And because of the oversized styling it is made for layering. When the weather starts to hit record lows wrap it with your favorite belt to keep the cold air out.
This 60s inspired boot by Tory Burch is beautifully crafted in a shiny black textured leather. It is made without any bells and whistles which means it will be with you for a long time.
If it is a bootie you are in the market for have a look a the Julian Bootie. The red is striking and will be a stand0out this winter. However, if red is not your color this number is available in cream and black as well.
If you do a lot of walking then look for a pair of lace-up boots with a thick vibram sole. These ankle boots by Fry are a classic. However, they are not waterproof. If you do decide to purchase a pair my advice is to take them to your local shoe repair store and have them treated with a water repellent solution.
MY favorite go-to boot brand is Aquatalia for a a number of reasons. They are well-made, they have a vast selection of boots and they are waterproof. Have a look at their entire collection.
If it is just a large cashmere wrap you are in the market for have a look at the scarves by White & Warren. These travel scarves are available in 23 colors.
Whatever you choose to buy always buy pieces that are well made in good fabrics because you should want what you love to be with you forever.