kirsten-smith-fall-nyc4As we just experienced and as Gothamist has proclaimed, say goodbye to warm weather… forever (or at least for the next five months).  While we can’t prevent winter from coming or imminent misuse of leggings that accompanies it, you can use my comprehensive guide to coats in order to keep yourself from landing a nasty case of frostbite or the flu.  As always there are the ever functional bubble jackets which used to look more like portable sleeping bags, but fortunately, fashion meets function in this year’s iterations.  In addition to functional, there are some fun additions like oversized robe coats, capes, and very hairy options.  I tend to gravitate to the oversized fluffy white fur coats of this season and I doubt it has anything to do with Smitty or my actual belief that I am, in fact, his birth mother.  Whatever coat (or coats) you choose to wear this winter, remember to try and stay warm and keep in mind spring will soon be on its way.

winter coat guide

  1. You Da Man: MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Wool Blend Felt CoatRag & Bone Paloma Colored Lapel BlazerClub Monaco Brooke CoatMarissa Webb Lexi Melange BlazerT by Alexander Wang Donegal Reversible Wool Blend Felt Coat
  2. Caped Crusader: Finds + APIECE APART Striped Woven Alpaca CapeSaint Laurent Hooded Plaid Wool CapePublic School Cape with Trapunto DetailVince Leather Trim CapeVivienne Westwood Plaid Fringe Cape, Public School Cape with Trapunto DetailBCBG MAX AZRIA Marique Cape
  3. Wild Thang: By Malene Birger Zannaz Faux Fur Coat DKNY Striped Faux Fur CoatThree Floor Rosso JacketHelmust Lang Goat Hair CoatMaison Scotch Stone Free Faux Fur Jacket See by Chloé Faux Fur Coat
  4. Babe in a Bubble: Pyrenex Spoutnic Quilted Down CoatBurberry Brit Quilted Shell CoatMackage Leather Sleeve Fur Hood Long Puffer JacketAdd Down Down Coat with Fur CollarDKNY + Cara Delevingne Padded Shell Jacket
  5. Plaid to the Bone: Mackage Berta Plaid Wool CoatSonia by Sonia Rykiel Checked Knitted CoatTheory Plaid Mid-Length CoatJOA Checker Coat, Yigal Azrouel Sweater Sleeve Plaid Coat
  6. A Walk in the Parka: SAM. Hudson ParkaCanada Goose Trillium Military Parka,BB Dakota Welker CoatCheap Monday Wanted ParkaA.P.C. Atelier de Production et Création Mod Faux Fur Trimmed Parka
  7. Supersize It: Vince Doubled Faced Wool CoatICB Shaggy Alpaca CoatAlice + Olivia Oversized Drop Shoulder CoatInhabit Oversized ThrowSoyer Cashmere Blanket Coat with Belt
  8. Shearling Genius: Glamorous Faux Shearling Jacket, Topshop Unique Patchwork Shearling CoatIRO Jemma Shearling CoatMSGM Hooded Faux Shearling ParkaCoach Leather Trimmed Shearling Hooded Coat