Posts tagged "coats"

Shopping Guide: Everyone Needs A Puffer Coat

Having grown up in NYC, where the winters can be as frigid as the summers are humid, I know the power of a puffer coat. These coats block out the wind and cold, but are lightweight. Fortunately, gone are the days when puffer coats make you look like the Michelin Man. Now, there are many

By: Annika Harris / November 22, 2011

Shopping Guide: 10 Toasty Toggle Coats

Turns out Paddington Bear knew what was up. Toggles are a cute, retro addition to tons of winter coats this season. We've rounded up some fabulous toggle coat options in every color and pricepoint (starting as low as 40 bucks!). Click through to check 'em out...

By: Julie Gerstein / October 9, 2011

I Went Crazy Thrifting And Bought 7 Coats!

On Saturday, I went to the Salvation Army coat sale for the first time. It would have been quite an overwhelming experience if my "thrifting coach," Patrice J. Williams of Living Fly On A Dime, hadn't given me some pointers before we began shopping. You see, Patrice has challenged herself to purchase only thrifted, second-hand,…

By: Annika Harris / January 10, 2011

Winter Dream: Milwaukee’s Battery-Powered Heated Jacket

Are you one of those people who, no matter how many North Face parkas you layer on, just can't seem to keep warm in winter? You'd think by now they would have invented some invisible heat bubble that follows you wherever you go, but no (thanks for nothing, scientists). There is, however, this: the Milwaukee…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 14, 2010

Style 911: I Want A Cute And Warm Winter Coat For NYC

I'm having a hard time finding a warm winter coat to deal with the bone-chilling cold of NYC. I want a cute but VERY warm winter options! Not trying to go out in a hardcore parka or sporty-looking snow boarding jacket. I do not do winter sports and don't want to look like it. Perha…

By: Annika Harris / November 16, 2010

Style Stealer: Rihanna’s Brit-Chic Look

Rihanna's fashion has traveled so far into the world of vulgar and extravagant that it's refreshing to see her in an outfit that's, dare I say, normal. I liked this look she wore in London recently so much that I found a way for us mere mortals to get it. Peep a similar look to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 10, 2010

Old Navy Rain Jacket-In-A-Packet

Packing for a trip means whittling your wardrobe down to a fraction of its size while still ensuring you're prepared for all sorts of weather conditions and situations. Old Navy’s travel-friendly Jacket-in-a-Packet can be neatly stashed in a built-in pouch, saving precious space in your luggage, and its chic trench coat-style will guarantee you look…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 23, 2009

How To Buy Coats For Dudes

My friend here (left) is wearing a good-looking coat today. It's simple with interesting seams and subtle hardware. I shouldn't be so impressed, but I am, mostly because dudes are generally not known for their outerwear selection abilities. I'm not entirely sure why, but it's always been my experience that most boys seem to consider…

By: Lily Q / December 9, 2009

Puffy Vs. Pea Coat: Which Is Your Winter Go-To?

There are two approaches to winter fashion—either you're a utilitarian and go for a heavy-duty parka (well, a cute, one of course), or you're a wool/swing/pea coat kinda gal. There are benefits and downfalls to both. With a puffy jacket, you don't have the best piece to transition from day to night, but you're alway…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 15, 2009

Selk Bags: The Least Fashionable Way To Stay Warm This Winter

The dilemma of winter fashion—most cute coats don't actually keep you warm. So, you go the utilitarian route and zip up into a sporty North Face or something else equally puffy. Or, you take things one step further and just cover your entire body in weather-resistant material. Enter the Selk Bag, full-body suits made from…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 10, 2009

Snuggle Up With A Sleeping Bag Coat

It may not look like the most fashionable coat on the market, but it is designer-made (as iconic as the DVF's wrap dress to many), and will keep you toasty warm. Norma Kamali's sleeping bag coat usually retails for $595 in stores, but she's decided to be nice and generous. The designer not only bega…

By: Bianca Posterli / October 31, 2009

Are We Warming Up To Cape Coats?

What do you think of the cape coat trend for fall? On the one hand, you might feel a bit like Samantha of the American Girl dolls. On the other, you get a lightweight jacket for crisp weather that's different and chic. For the most part, merch in stores is hugely expensive—think thousand-dollar Marni and…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 8, 2009

Style Stealer: Keri Russell’s Field Jacket

Keri Russell was spotted out and about in Brooklyn this weekend, and while we couldn't help but notice her white canvas slip-ons (our summer obsession), we think her army green field jacket would be perfect on a cool fall day. In fact, Amelia paired one with a printed blue and maroon dress today, which toned…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 1, 2009

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Donate Your Old Coat

Every year we miss the Dec. 31 deadline for the New York Cares Coat Drive. And then we guiltily buy a new coat and promise ourselves to make a donation next year. And this month we'll fulfill that promise and we hope you will too. If you're not in the New York area, you ca…

By: Annika Harris / December 4, 2008

Fashion Slideshow: Ombré Clothing And Accessories

We've noticed Ombré fashion everywhere this season. Ombré is a French term meaning "shaded." Have you ever noticed a shirt or something else that gradiates from a light color to a darker color? Well that's ombré. Since wearing bands of color is difficult for some people, you can also find ombré accessories. Gloves, handbags and…

By: Annika Harris / October 31, 2008

Crave: Sunny Yellow Peacoat

This is the first week of fall, which means it's time to bring out your hats, scarves, gloves, and, most importantly, your warm coat. If you're sick of the usual gloomy grays and blacks, just think how bright and cheery this yellow peacoat will make you feel, even on days when the thermometer reads -10…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 24, 2008

Crave: Silence & Noise Hooded Jacket

Fall is here and there’s only one way to not get left out in the fashion cold -- a hot new coat. Alas, it’s time again to snuggle up to the perfect snug fitting jacket that compliments your wardrobe and stands out in a crowd, so you won’t have a hard time finding it i…

By: Simcha / September 12, 2008
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