While the entire Northeast, and some of the South, is vehemently cursing Mother Nature for filth due to our recent subzero temperatures, I couldn’t be more ecstatic. Let me clarify. Me and the COLD are not friends, not even frenemies like Nene and Kim. I can’t stand that cold-hearted heffer. However, I do love outerwear and coats with a passion that should probably be reserved for my first born. And I love that cold weather necessitates wearing coats. So while I daydream of tropical climates while trekking to work in a down parka, I would never enjoy a climate where an adorable A-line wool coat wasn’t essential. I’m sure beach side Mai Tais would cure my sadness.
Island fantasies aside, coats are truly a magical feat in clothing design. They are both functional in warding off offensive weather, yet they come in a multitude of varieties that there is virtually a style of outerwear for every one. Talk about an equal opportunity piece, not like skinny jeans, don’t even get me started. Coats are one of the few fashion pieces that it is acceptable to splurge on. Quality truly reigns supreme over quantity and while I gag at the phrase “investment piece” it fits the bill.
While coats are a necessity in staying warm and fending off the plague it’s easy to let comfort and function dictate your choice. I get it that in 30 degree below weather you won’t be reaching for your dainty scalloped edge dress coat, but ladies who love coats understand that warmth and beauty can be married in a beautiful union that will have complete strangers marveling at your style. And they’ll be none the wiser to the 5 layers you are wearing underneath. This post is dedicated to Ladies who Love Coats.