WINTER ARMOUR – FINDING THE PERFECT WINTER COAT

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Dawn Levy puffer coat (similar:Lauren Ralph Lauren Faux Fur Trim Down Anorak- On sale!)// Garage plaid scarf // Tory Burch cross body bag via Shopbop // Knit pom pom hat via -Indigo (similar: Plush fleece hat with pom pom via Shopbop)// Zara over the knee boots (similar: Louise et Cie over the knee boots – ON SALE!)

To be honest, I did not need a new winter coat. I bought a Rudsak coat two years ago and it’s still beautiful and keeps me warm, but I could not resist when I saw this coat at Saks off 5th Avenue outlet, especially that it was discounted from USD $700 to $250!!! I love the fact that it’s brown, which I think is a lot more original than black, not to mention that it’s extremely warm. It’s simply gorgeous and works for everyday as well as for going out. In today’s post, I would like to share some tips I use while purchasing a winter coat. Keep in mind that these characteristics apply to cold weather cities like Montreal that require a robust coat.

1- Quality: Obviously the better the quality of the coat, the warmer it will be and the longer it will last. Down is said to be the warmest, and although it’s true, fleece & thick layers of polyester & acrylic will do the job as well.

2-Price: It’s not necessarily true that if a coat is expensive that it’s necessarily good quality. Sometimes it’s worth paying the price, but often it is not. So make sure you get the best deal for your buck!

3-Style: Winter coats like black, brown or white practically never go out of style, so you cannot go wrong. Pick a cut that works for your body and you will love your purchase for years to come.

I think overall I respected my criteria perfectly with this coat. It’s stylish and great quality for the price I paid. Whats your favourite coat?

Kisses,

WCX

28 Comments

  1. Loann
    December 22, 2014 / 10:59 am

    I got the Northface Brooklyn a few years ago and I have to say it’s one of the best purchases I ever made! The sytle is more on the sporty side but it’s still very stylish and fitting!

    Most importantly it’s super warm!!! Northface is known for their superior quality and they have not disappointed! I don’t ever remember a time when I wished I had more layers or my coat was warmer!

    The price is another aspect that I love about it! Compared to the other brands with similar quality and specs, I think North Face jackets are fairly priced!

    Overall I am extremely satisfied with my purchase!

    • WCX
      Author
      December 23, 2014 / 11:17 am

      Yeah Northface is great for winter coats!!!! :) Glad you found the one! hehe

  2. December 22, 2014 / 1:25 pm

    Such a lovely look for winter! Love your jacket and bag! Great style and amazing pictures!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

    • WCX
      Author
      December 23, 2014 / 11:17 am

      Thank you darling! xoxo

  3. December 22, 2014 / 6:03 pm

    You look so cute and chic bundled up. Loving the coat. Nice post

    • WCX
      Author
      December 23, 2014 / 11:17 am

      thank you!! xoxo

    • WCX
      Author
      December 23, 2014 / 11:18 am

      Thank you sweety!

  4. December 23, 2014 / 7:32 am

    Haha my winter coat looks just like that– but even longer!!! I get so cold I need to go to almost my feet lol!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • WCX
      Author
      December 23, 2014 / 11:20 am

      Awesome, hahahah

    • WCX
      Author
      December 23, 2014 / 11:21 am

      Thank you sweety !

  5. December 23, 2014 / 12:18 pm

    Really love your coat! And I’m so obsessed with that tory bag!!! Perfect color!

    • WCX
      Author
      December 29, 2014 / 10:39 pm

      Thank you darling!

  6. December 23, 2014 / 12:34 pm

    Such a great, cozy coat! :)
    Merry Christmas!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • WCX
      Author
      December 29, 2014 / 10:40 pm

      Thank you sweety, same to you!!!

  7. Lenya
    December 23, 2014 / 1:06 pm

    Amazing look, girl. Love the coat. I still haven’t found the right coat, yet ;)
    Happy holidays honey.
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

    • WCX
      Author
      December 29, 2014 / 10:41 pm

      Thank you darling! Happy holidays to you as well !! xoxo

    • WCX
      Author
      December 29, 2014 / 10:42 pm

      Thank you sweety!

  8. Barbirella
    December 23, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    You look amazing, perfect coat looks very smart. xo

    • WCX
      Author
      December 29, 2014 / 10:42 pm

      Thank you sweetheart!

    • WCX
      Author
      December 29, 2014 / 10:42 pm

      Thank you sweety!

    • WCX
      Author
      December 29, 2014 / 10:43 pm

      Thank you darling!

    • WCX
      Author
      December 29, 2014 / 10:43 pm

      Thank you Geri! xoxo