Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cozying Up To Coats

I'm from Denver where the saying, "If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes" really does mean something. The May before I moved to Cleveland it was 80 degrees one day, the next day it snowed a foot, and the day after that the 70 degree weather had melted the snow by noon. That, my midwesterners, is a true example of "wait 5 minutes".

So it makes sense that us Coloradans don't always leave the house bundled up or prepared. On top of the fact that we're rugged and used to the cold, terrible weather doesn't last that long anyway. The only fashion accessory you never leave the house without in Colorado is a pair of sunglasses. Night and day they were on. I wore them 24-7, either as a headband so they were readily available, or for their intended purpose.

For the past three, long Cleveland winters I've suffered through these cold temps often coat-less. It's not that I don't have any coats, I just haven't wanted to wear them. Despite getting yelled at by co-workers, in-laws, and friends. I went coat-less mostly out of habit, but partially out of principal. However, I've decided this is the year for change. Funny that the year I choose to embrace coats it's the middle of December and 50 degrees, but I'm still sticking to it. No longer will I suffer.

So now I'm excited about the new fashion that these coats will add to my wardrobe and I can't get over all the new, and classic, styles available for those of us gearing up for a long, grey, cold four months.

My new love, Cape Coats. They remind me of what fairytale characters would wear, think Little Red Riding Hood, yet they still translate to the modern day, real world. Keep in mind the cape coat limits your handbag options. Pairing it with a clutch will secure a classic, effortless look.

Photo Courtesy Mr. Newton
Photo Courtesy of I Am Fashion Weak
Zara crossover cape
Staple Button Up Cape Coat
BB Dakota Calhoun Cape Coat
Yinhoo Hooded Cape Coat

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