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Why You Must Invest In Quality Outerwear

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After a few posts discouraging everyone to shop mindlessly, I thought it is only fair to do a few posts on investment pieces. First up is Outer Wear

A winter coat - along with boots and a new handbag - tends to be among the most expensive purchases we make throughout the year. This is not an item to skim on. This is an essential in your wardrobe, especially if you live in a place with strong/harsh winter. This purchase should not be rushed into. It demands quality and hence often the price tag that comes with it. 

What do you own already?

Look at the coats you already own. Everyone needs a simple coat in a relatively neutral color; something classic that can be worn with everything. The best colors are black, grey, camel or navy as they will not date and are easily styled.

If you already have your basic, everyday coat and it doesn't need updating, think about investing in something different, like a bright color or a print that you love.

The cut and fit

Much like choosing a color, you also want to think about the cut and fit. It's good to have something quite tailored and smart in your coat arsenal. It's also quite nice to have something a little more slouchy, like a wrap style. These are ideal for weekends over jumpers, jeans and trainers.

When looking at the fit, always consider what you will be wearing underneath. I often size up in a coat many a time, like the one featured in this very post. If you're shopping when isn't that cold, you'll more than likely be wearing something light, but by the time you go to wear your new coat, you'll be hoping to layer it over cosy knits and chunky jumpers, so you want to make sure you have room. My advice? When trying on in-store, grab a thick jumper off the rails to try on underneath so you have a better idea of exactly what size you need.

Which fabrics?

Whatever your budget, try to stick to good quality fabrics. This isn't a purchase most people make every year. Instead we tend to wear our coats for a number of seasons. So try your best to save up and invest in something good quality. Harper Coats is a brand that I have recently discovered. They are a
 new line of completely machine-washable, makeup-proof winter coats! Harper’s oversized cocoon hoods and extra-wide collars won’t brush against your face (or ruin your hair). Plus, every style is $350 or less, cruelty-free and PETA-approved.

Finally ...

Ever since I moved to this place where eight out of twelve months of the year fall between cold-to-frigid cold, I quickly learned that I must invest in some light to heavy jackets and coats. Without a good coat you soon realize that stepping out is a punishment. You can skimp on other things in your wardrobe up not having a good coat will make to run back-in so fast and you'd never think to step-out again. Also, sartorially speaking when outer layer is what you live-in most days, you want it to be functional as well as fashionable.

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23 comments

  1. I live in Southern California and so so wish I needed outterwear. It's just now finally cold here.

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  2. I couldn't agree more! Spending a little bit more on outerwear can make aa huge difference and I feel like it's worth every penny because it usually lasts a long time!

    Lizzie
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  3. This is SO true! I go to college in northern Indiana (Notre Dame), and high quality outerwear is a must to survive the frigid winters!

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  4. Totally agree with you that investing in high quality outerwear makes all the difference! Especially during the Winter months!

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  5. I agree. My last jacket cost a lot but it’s lasted for so long.

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  6. It gets really cold here so investing in quality outerwear is SO important!!

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  7. I love collecting good coats especially during winter time, will check out Harper Coats as I have not tried their coats before

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  8. i am alllll about investment pieces and outerwear is DEF one of them! you found some great ones here!

    xx rebecca // thecrystalpress.com

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  9. I haven't had to invest in new outerwear while living in Houston, but definitely think quality over quantity is better!

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  10. Love this outwear, I totally need a new jacket. My mom has a winter jakcet that she has had for years. quality is so much better then the amount you have.

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  11. These are the garments that dramatically separate the good (quality) from the bad. I learned this valuable lesson in mid-adulthood and now buy only quality outdoor gear.

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  12. I've lived in a state that doesn't get super cold, so I haven't really needed quality outerwear. I do understand the importance though.

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  13. I totally agree that outerwear is so important and should be a higher quality. This coat is so cute and looks like it would be super warm!

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  14. Northeast winters can be a little rough and I HATE being cold so I understand needing a quality coat. Great tips! xoxo, Sarah

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  15. I'm from the Caribbean so I hardly wear outerwear but I can definitely see why investing in good quality outerwear is important.

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  16. I could use some better outerwear here in Iowa. It has ben so cold and I have spent a lot of time outdoors. I need to upgrade for sure.

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  17. I have several coats already - some are traditional cuts and flatter nicer outfits and others are more casual. However, the one thing I still need is a puffer coat or something for when it's REALLY COLD. Because as infrequently as that happens in RVA, it still happens haha! Great tips for finding the perfect coats here.

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  18. I agree completely. I live in the north east so a good coat and jacket are essential during the winter months. It's also a good investment if you buy quality, it lasts forever!

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  19. I really need some good outerwear. I'm really feeling the cold at the moment. I would love to get some cruelty-free and PETA-approved items.

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  20. I have trouble finding a good fit in coats. They are either too large are too small. These are are useful tips I will keep in mind. - Elle

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  21. Oh I remember finding a winter coat that I absolutely loved. You are right, it is an investment worth making.

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  22. A great coat is so important. My first time visiting NY in the winter was ridiculous because I had a pretty coat, not a warm coat. I was very young and that was a long time ago.

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  23. Good stuff always last longer. Thanks for the tips in terms of looking for quality

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