Hi guys! Sharing a quick post here today about the five pieces of outwear that complete my fall/winter wardrobe. Translation- 99% of the time I reach for one of these five pieces and they’re really all I need to get through the season. Do I own other coats/jackets outside of these five? Yep. But honestly, I don’t really ever wear those other pieces! So to save you the time/money of buying pieces you might not end up wearing I wanted to share my all-time favorites with you! I dug through the archives to find some photos of me in my five favorite jackets- my favorite photo of course being me and my sister on our trip to Asheville!
Comment below with your favorite jackets/let me know if any of your favorites pop up on my list!
This jacket basically travels everywhere with me. Whether I’m going to Belize or Colorado, this jacket is always tucked in my carry on. It’s such a lightweight layer, but it also keeps me pretty darn warm all things considered. Also, I’m always freezing on planes, so I can take this jacket out if need by to lay over my legs or to throw on as another layer.
I don’t have a picture of me in this parka, but that doesn’t mean I’m not always wearing it….because I am! I was lucky enough to snag this jacket 50% off at the end of last season at a family-owned shop. Just another reason why it pays to shop local, literally! I’ve owned more than a few winter jackets over the past few years, and while those either didn’t keep me warm enough or didn’t hold up well to the wear/tear, my Patagonia Parka is here to stay! I’ve considered investing in a Canada Goose parka, which definitely are the warmest parka out there (by a land slide), but I always talk myself out of it in the end. I mean, $800 for a jacket is a lot of money! (Although worth it in Canada Goose’s case).
Alright, now onto my favorite coat. This one. While I’d like to consider myself more of a jacket person, I do love this coat and how it’s not only stylish, but functional. It’s really well made and keeps me nice and warm, so I can wear it over a dress to a formal event without freezing my butt off! I think it’s also important to mention the cut of this coat is classic. J.Crew has sold this coat for the past, gosh, manyyy years and it’s still selling out each season!
I. Love. My. Barbour. I would suggest you size up for a Barbour to allow for additional layering underneath, which will help take this fall jacket into winter! To take this full circle, quite often I throw my Patagonia Nano Puff underneath my Barbour for a really nice combo. My Patagonia Nano Puff adds lots of warmth, and the Barbour outer layer lets me still look stylish while staying cozy warm! I have to say…giving myself a pat on the back for this combo here! One last thing- I brought this jacket (and this jacket only) with me when I live in Paris for a month. I wore this jacket every. single. day. It also rained every. single. day. It’s completely waterproof, which is amazing! It also kept me looking like a local (I don’t think Parisians really wear sporty rain coats like we do here).
Speaking of rain coats…I’m still looking for a great athletic rain coat, haven’t found one I love yet…but I do love my more formal rain coat by Kate Spade. I got it at Nordstrom Rack maybe two years ago and it’s one of my most versatile jackets. I love how I can stay dry while also looking put-together. This coat doesn’t scream “rain coat,” and it’s pretty heavy, so I’ll tend to wear it even into the winter months. Have to say, not mad about a coat that extends its season because it’s really well made!
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