My favorite wardrobe piece to buy is a coat. A coat transforms an outfit. Whether your coat is a statement fur, a timeless overcoat, or a classic trench you are communicating something to the world about what’s happening in your day. Usually, for me, it’s covering up an uninspired leggings and sweater outfit. I have a rack of coats hanging in our guest room displayed like art. I have heavily invested in outerwear over the past five years and am constantly rotating years-old favorites with in-season ones. I have a few rules though: when you fall in love with something buy early in the season. This usually means mid-August when Fall collections first hit. I have done this twice and the coat I bought over the summer was sold out by fashion week. I know, I know, I have a hard time buying this early too, but it’s always always worth it. My second rule: never spend too much on a trendy piece. While speaking to a friend today she shared she was contemplating an Yves Solomon green camo parka with pink fur purchase. And I just couldn’t support it. Maybe a green parka with fox fur, but in my opinion in order to justify the price tag, you have to see yourself in it for years. Unless…rule number three: it’s massively marked down. I always endorse a fun sale purchase. The time to get out of your wardrobe comfort zone and try something new is when it’s at least 50% off. I am LOVING faux fur right now. The price points are reasonable, they are very warm, and there are many to choose from at the moment.
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