Today for What I Wore Wednesday, let’s talk coats…
Back in high school – actually I think it was my freshman year in college – my brother and I got coats for Christmas. Nice warm coats. We headed to the sports store to pick them out, wandered around separately, and eventually emerged – holding the same coat! Yeah, I had gotten it in the mens section, but big and bulky was the thing back then. He wanted me to put it back, but I loved it! I tried digging up an old picture from that Christmas, but no luck. I wore that coat forever – still own it – – here ya go:
So, it wasn’t quite stylish – it’s only now that I realize that 🙂 So a few year ago on black friday, walmart was selling coats for $8 – I figured I was worth $8 and bought a coat that was a little more hip n happenin:
It’s alright, and had I have definitely gotten my $8 worth out of it. But I was thinking that it was time to step up my coat style – at first I just wanted a new $8 walmart coat in white, but they didn’t do the $8 coat thing this year. So I started googling “white puffer coat” and narrowed it down to my dream coat:
So, thoughts on coats?? Do you go big and comfy or snug and stylish??
Love that white jacket! It looks so great on you! I guess I’m more the fitted type coat gal, not the comfy kind.
I love the white coat! I was able to get a white puffy down coat for a great dealthis year too and I love it. Also, I would probably save the first one for skiing or sledding or something like that. :). Looks like it’d be a good snow activity coat.
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
If I am going to be spending a long time outdoors, I usually go the big and puffy route. It is way warmer and, with super cold temperatures, I throw style out the window in favor of comfort.
It I am just running around town and won’t be outside for any substantial amount of time, I go to stylish. I’m a big fan of the simple wool button down coats but in fun colors.
Kim Conner says
I have different coats for different occasions. I’m in VT where it is COLD and SNOWY for like 8 months of the year, so a coat is a must! LOL. I have my Rossignol Ski Coat for regular wear (and skiing of course), I have my black thigh length peacoat for work, I also have a leather coat for evenings out and a puffer coat… although they are all black! Maybe I need to try a different color out!
Cranberry Morning says
Cute white coat! For everyday in the Northwoods, I go for warmth. Black is the color of choice (I have dogs) and down is the choice of filling. I do like a longer coat to keep more of me warm. 🙂
Melanie @ bear rabbit bear says
I try my hardest to go without a coat…I’ve only worn one once so far this year- we’ve had great weather so far. But I basically have a hard time wearing a coat, carrying a purse, a diaper bag, and a toddler, so I am just going cold until she reaches middle school.
VERY awesome jacket!!!
haha the first coat made me smile…those were soooooo popular! My husband had a Miami Dolphin one 😉
I love your new coat. It definitely is hip! I bought one of those on sale Walmart coats too. It’s a red and black plaid. It may not be the most stylish, but it fits me so well, and it’s so comfortable. I have gotten compliments on it, so it’s a keeper in my book. And hey, it doesn’t have to cost a lot to look good, does it? 🙂
Lee Ann says
I do frugal and I make sure the coat will keep me warm! The last one has been worth my money bought at a deep clearance after Christmas one year. It is water resistant (proven on a rainy day) and it does indeed keep me warm. I didn’t even need to wear long johns! LOL. 🙂
PS I get cold easily and can’t stand the cold. So, fashion takes the back burner when it comes to coats. 🙂
Deborah Jennings says
Mandy, I love the look of all of your coats, although I do like the white one the best. As for which type coat I prefer? I really dislike wearing a coat. I’d rather wear a sweat shirt, or something like that. I can wear a jacket OK, but coats are just too bulky for me. I wear layers of clothes to stay warm. I do have a coat that hasn’t been out of the closet for several years now. It is just too heavy for me.
Kassi at Truly Lovely says
I have a black peacoat that I hardly wear now that we live in AZ… I mostly do sweaters. Either graphic zip up hoodie or a fleece sweater with a vest over it. Just enough warmth for AZ! 😉 P.S. Your TOMS look great!!!
I always got men’s coats too! Mainly so the sleeves would be long enough. I should consider a more feminine parka.
Kirsty Whitehouse says
I’m fat, so the whole puffy coat thing just doesn’t work for me. I have the thinnest coat possible that keeps me dry!
I love that white jacket! I’m visiting from What I Wore Wednesday and would love for you to join my ABC’s of Style challenge at https://fashionsgreatesthits.blogspot.com/
Your new coat is super cute!