I’ve been asked a few times to do a post on outerwear- and now that it has turned really cold in Seattle, I figured it’s time!
The important thing about outerwear for me is that since I live in a cold, wet climate- I need a coat that will not only keep me warm, but also keep me dry. This Greta coat from North Face is my favorite!
Look for a coat that fits well- and doesn’t look enormous on you! One with a belt is a great idea- because it emphasizes your waist- reducing bulk. I also like having my butt covered- so the length is important! And lastly, a hood is a must!
It’s cute to pair your coat with something sleek and skinny underneath- and a cute pair of boots always finishes off your look!
I scoured Pinterest and found some really cute examples of coats- see below!
That being said- if you live in a climate that is just really cold- a cute wool peacoat would be adorable!
Thank you so much for all the sweet comments from yesterday! I was so surprised and flattered that people took the time to write and tell me to feel better! Wow! What a supportive and great community this blogging world is!
I am feeling so much better today, but unfortunately now my son has it. ARGH! I guess it’s going around- many of my neighbors said they have it too.
So- today’s outfit is not really what I am wearing- I’m actually still in my jammies- but I took a photo over the weekend of a potential outfit, so I thought I’d show it.
I’ve shown this picture on the right before- but it was a while ago, so I thought I could show it again. This was me- a year ago (before my style project!)
I see lots of moms wearing outfits like this- and while they will definitely stay dry- it’s not that stylish.
On the left I have re-created the same idea- jeans (or in this case black skinny jeans), boots, a waterproof jacket. I’ve gotten rid of these horrid pink rain boots and replaced them with my Frye’s. They technically aren’t rainboots- but I sprayed on a treatment so that they are water repellent, and it’s not like I’m going to be standing in the rain.
My jacket isn’t technically a rain jacket either- but again- this outfit isn’t for a soccer game- this is for running errands- darting in and out of the car on a wet or gloomy day. Plus, isn’t that what umbrellas are for?
This jacket will keep me warm and dry- and the style is much more current than the bright blue raincoat. A nice snuggly warm turtleneck also helps keep me toasty.
It’s got the ‘rocker chic’ vibe to it, which I’ve discovered is my alter ego! Who knew?
Have a great day and stay healthy! As my mom always says- ‘wash your hands often!’
I had to run to the store today to get some children’s Tylonal so I had to take off my jammies and actually get dressed. I decided this Burberry rain jacket would be even better than the motorcycle style jacket I originally showed. This was a gift from my hubby a few years ago. I love it, it is a classic look that will never go out of style.