What is your favorite winter coat? Do you own many, or do you wear just one or two all winter long?
I am somewhere in between and although I don;t have a collection I do like to alternate between 3 or 4 coats. Last year the winter was very mild and I wore my Majesty peacoat (seen HERE) the most. On colder days I would swap it for Boulevard trench coat (seen HERE). When the temperture dropped even further I would wear my Wintress puffer, which I think never happenned last year. All these coats are in basic colors, navy, beige and charcoal. I wear quite a lot of black in general but I don't like black coats, or maybe I just did not find one that does not attract lint like crazy and does not seem so funeral appropriate.
The Elements coat that I bought last year was not something I really needed but I thought it would be fun to have something more colorful and more casual. This coat fulfilled that need perfectly and I have worn it a lot. It looks great with pants but not so bad with a pencil skirt either. I really like the Nordic Blue color and even the hood does not look too bad and stays on your head when you put it up.
This coat is similar to this year's stadium cloth duffle coat (currently on sale). I like last year's version better because it has buttons and loops in addition to the zipper. To me, it makes a big difference because I hate fussing with zippers and find the buttons easier. I suppose it should be the opposite but that's the way I roll.
I have mentioned before that blue with yellow always manages to cheer me up. Underneath I was wering a gray perfect fit v-neck and therefore could sport another favorite of mine, ochre with yellow.
This coat is made of stadium cloth fabric, which is the warmest from J.Crew coat fabric and the only one I buy. Due to the dense weave it is surprisingly warm and soft without being bulky and heavy. Most of the time the double cloth fabric feels very artificial to me, even if wool content is similar and the cashmere blends seem too thin and fuzzy so I stick to stadium cloth. Although I have to say that I liked the double cloth fabric on the slim trench, especially in pink.
That's all folks!
Did you buy the coat this year or are you waiting for a deeper markdowns after the Holidays?
What is your favorite J.Crew coat or do you stick to different brands?
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