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How to Find the Perfect Winter Coat

How to Find the Perfect Winter Coat

Finding a winter coat that you like, is warm, stylish, and not too expensive can be hard. You think you’ve found the perfect trench coat, and then you realize that it’s $400. Or you love this warm, fuzzy winter coat, but it looks hideous. Fortunately, there are places where you can find outwear that fits well and won’t break your budget, all while shielding you from winter’s bitter sting. You can find a variety of styles at places like Nordstrom, PACSUN, Express, The Northface, and more!

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This season, statement coats are in. The bigger or brighter, the better. This was seen all over the runway during fashion week, which means that we no longer have to settle for plain black or tan trench coats. Go out and get the puffy coat with tons of fur lining the hood. Opt for the white coat instead of black. Wear the coat that looks 3 sizes too big for you—it’s in right now! Have fun with your outwear and mix and match styles.


Anchal X Urban Renewal Moto Jacket, Urban Outfitters; MINKPINK Magic Carpet Faux Fur-Trim Coat, Urban Outfitters; Metallic Ruffled Trench Coat, Express; Aimee Peplum Hem Detachable Leopard Fur Collar Coat, Boohoo; Oversized Cocoon Coat, ASOS; Longline Mono Patterned Fur Coat, ASOS


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If you’re looking for something that will keep your warm while you’re out skiing or snowboarding, but still looks good, there’s also styles out there for you. The North Face has a variety of jackets that will protect you from wind and snow. They even have insulated rain jackets, and 3-1 coats so that you have three different coats that you can wear at the same time, or take layers off as you wish. Urban Outfitters also has some puffy jackets that can be used for outdoor sports and activities during the winter. You don’t  have to sacrifice style when it comes to choosing warm coats.


‘Freestyle’ Goose Down Jacket, Nordstrom; Sparkle & Fade Colorblock Puffer Coat, Urban Outfitters; Numph Hanna Parka, Urban Outfitters; Condor Triclimate Jacket, The North Face; Metropolis Parka, The North Face; Denali Jacket, The North Face

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Having a patterned coat is a cute way to make a statement without being too bold. Your coat will stand out in a crowd, but it won’t look too overdone or tacky. Plaid is a popular pattern this fall and winter, and it always looks so cozy. Or you could be a little more daring in leopard. In whatever pattern you choose, people will remember it, in a good way.

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BB Dakota Hazel Leopard-Print Coat, Urban Outfitters; CORPUS Oversized Plaid Moto Jacket, Urban Outfitters; Insight Jasper Print Monochrome Jacket, ASOS; Coatigan in Trapeze Check, ASOS; Plaid Ribbed Knit Sleeve Cocoon Coat, Express; Mixed Pattern Swing Coat, Boohoo.

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If you’re into the more classic looks, like trench coats, pea coats, etc., then there’s tons of styles for you. You can even find moto jackets that are made with a little extra so that you won’t be freezing. Go with the tried and true style you always get, or you can find a twist on a classic, such as asymmetrical or off-center buttons. These kind of coats are perfect to wear to more formal occasions, where you might not want to go too bold or over the top.


London Fog Asymmetrical Soft Shell Trench Coat, Nordstrom; Lydia Quilted Sleeve Military Mac, Boohoo; Ruby PU Sleeve Belted Twill Mac, Boohoo; Burberry Brit ‘Balmoral’ Trench Coat, Nordstrom; Kenneth Cole New York Asymmetrical Wool Blend Military Coat, Nordstrom; (MINUS THE) Leather Sleeve Wool Blend Jacket, Boohoo

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Tons of different styles of winter coats that are both warm and sensible, so you’re not freezing when you go outside. And, when you shop at Studentrate, you can get discounts on all of these styles, and more!