Outerwear Shopping Guide

November 11, 2019

Now that we’re heading into the colder months I’ve been gravitating towards cool outerwear to layer with. And granted, I don’t need a snow coat since I live in California, but I always tend to be cold and never leave the house without a warm layer. And outwear is such a fun wardrobe element to play around with style-wise. It adds dimension to a look and can transform your everyday staples. So here it goes, all the different types of outerwear to consider for the months ahead, because there are some seriously good finds out there right now! 

1. Classic Coats

Nothing transforms my wardrobe basics—a favorite pair of jeans, a white tee and flats or boots—quite like a classic tailored coat. Whether it’s a camel peacoat or a masculine wool find, I notoriously end up relying on them for every occasion. Some favorites in my wardrobe currently include a camel toffee Pomandère coat, this latest grey one (pictured) that’s from the latest AW19 Pomandère collection, an oatmeal colored Rails coat that I lived in last fall (currently on sale right now!) and a black Vince wool coat I picked up at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in August. 

Outfit details: Jenni Kayne bag, Freda Salvador boots, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Feroce sunglasses, White + Warren beanie, Pomandère wool jacket

Classic Coats:

2. Puffers

I love a good puffer and recently found the one I’m most in love with this season—The Jenni Kayne Everyday Puffer Jacket. It comes in a classic black and khaki, which is such a good khaki shade I’d buy it alone just for the color. What I love about puffers is that they can bring a more casual (but warm!) vibe when it’s extra necessary—rainy days or trips to the snow in my world. With that said, I typically don’t invest too much when it comes to a puffer, so I turn to brands like Zara, Mango, Gap and Uniqlo

Bogner Fire + Ice

3. Fuzzy, Denim or Utility Take Your Pick

Beyond something classic and a warm puffer, everything else falls into the more playful category if you ask me. The last couple of years I’ve almost taken the plunge on a fuzzy bear-like coat and this year I’m getting the urge again—I’m taking it as a sign. Aside from something that looks cozy and warm (and probably kind of is) denim jackets are my layering essential with knits or even under classic wool coats. 

Fun Finds I Have My Eye On:

Photography: top two images by Sara Prince; bottom two by Arna

Ranja Jacket

Wool Coat

Oversized Denim Jacket

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