Time To Update Our Outerwear? Coats And Jackets For All Occasions

Hello, Darlings! Today’s topic is Time To Update Our Outerwear? Coats And Jackets For All Occasions. Here in Alabama, we went from sweltering humidity and a hurricane to brisk cold breeze in the blink of the eye. It will change back, just as fast.

I don’t really like coats. They can be bulky and cumbersome. So I will make any excuse not to wear them. But when the weather gets COLD and I am going to be outside, I want to make sure I have what I need.

Time To Update Our Outerwear?

Going, Going, Gone!

Again, this year is going to be an inventory issue. Here is Alabama our stores do not have a great selection anyway. We have about 3 months where a coat “might” be necessary. But, online is always a great choice for shopping for outerwear. Especially with coats because you have more choices and size selections.

Do You Need A Trench Coat For Rainy Weather?

Outerwear-Trench/Rain Coat is great to have on hand for rainy day.
Trench/Rain Coat is great to have on hand for rainy day.

My pick for trench style raincoat is the Calvin Klein Belted Water-Resistant coat from Macy’s. Of all my coats, this is the one I wear the most!

My choice for outerwear for rainy day- Calvin Klein Water Resistant Trench Coat
Calvin Klein Belted Water Resistant Trench Coat.

Lightweight, so you will not feel bulky. I like single-breasted with slightly larger lapels to bring attention up. It comes with a removable hood. This coat is lined, but will not keep your warm on a cold day. This is the raincoat you need when you have on a cute dressy outfit and want to look stylish and stay dry.

Leather Jacket For Stylish Casual Wear

Leather moto style jacket is perfect outwear item to have in your closet for casual outings and date night.  Look stylish and chic!
Leather moto-style jacket is the perfect outwear item to have in your closet for casual outings and date night. Look stylish and chic!
Perfect weight for fall evenings, Faux Leather Moto Jacket is a must for your outerwear wardrobe.
Perfect weight for fall evenings, Faux Leather Moto Jacket is a must for your outerwear wardrobe.

My pick for a leather moto-style jacket is the Faux-Leather Moto Jacket from Chicos. This one is in Dark Jasper, but they have them in black and cream. So soft but not heavy. Wide labels and minimum detailing make this jacket a great choice. This jacket comes in both regular and petite.

Statement Coat

No black and boring for this Nifty 50 Fabulous Gal! I love a good statement coat. Something to wear that is fun. I am more likely to wear a coat if it is not heavy, in a fun print such as leopard/cheetah, or a bold color.

Outerwear For Fun-Leopard print for fun statement coat.
Leopard print for fun statement coat.
No More Black-Try a fun statement coat in a bold color such as pink
Try a fun statement coat in a bold color such as pink

Winter, especially January, can be cold and dreary. A bold color such a hot pink or bright blue can lift your spirits and keep you warm at the same time.

Must-Have For Outerwear Wardrobe-Long Wool Walker Style Coat

Anne Klein Single Breast Wool Walker Coat is perfect event coat for petites
Anne Klein Single Breast Wool Walker Coat is perfect event coat for petites

This is the coat you may wear once a year for formal events/dressy events. It is an investment piece. One of the biggest mistakes women make is to have a beautiful stylish outfit for a party/event and put on a coat that is not appropriate for the occasion. Remember, you are making an entrance. The idea is to look stylish and chic.

Your event coat needs to be black so that it will be chic, stylish, and not clash with any outfit you wear. Choose single-breasted, very little button details. Such as this one, Anne Klein Single-Breasted Maxi Coat. This coat is perfect for taller women.

Your event coat needs to be black so that it will be chic, stylish, and not clash with any outfit you wear. Choose single-breasted, very little button details. Such as this one, Anne Klein Single-Breasted Maxi Coat. This coat is perfect for taller women.

Another great event coat is the Anne Klein Faux Fur Shawl Collar Maxi Coat
Another great event coat is the Anne Klein Faux Fur Shawl Collar Maxi Coat
For Petites- The Lauren Ralph Lauren Faux-Fur Trim Wool Coat is an exceptional event coat for your outerwear wardrobe.
For Petites- The Lauren Ralph Lauren Faux-Fur Trim Wool Coat is an exceptional event coat for your outerwear wardrobe.

What Outerwear With Athleisure Outfit?

Quilted or Puffer Style Coats/Vest are my go-to choice for Athleisure Wear. Just enough warmth without being heavy or bulky.
Quilted or Puffer Style Coats/Vest are my go-to choice for Athleisure Wear. Just enough warmth without being heavy or bulky.

Our wardrobes are mostly filled with Athleisure instead of event/party. Especially this year with COVID restrictions canceling holiday parties. So what outwear is appropriate for Athleisure? Try a puffer style jacket

Lightweight but also warm, Michael Kors Hooded Puffer Style Coat is a good choice for Athleisure wear. This coat also comes in Petites
Lightweight but also warm, Michael Kors Hooded Puffer Style Coat is a good choice for Athleisure wear. This coat also comes in Petites
For me, I prefer Puffer or Quilted Vest such as this 32 Degrees Packable, Hooded Puffer Vest for warmth.
For me, I prefer Puffer or Quilted Vest such as this 32 Degrees Packable, Hooded Puffer Vest for warmth.

Another Good Option In Outwear Is Fleece

My Columbia Women's Bento Fleece Vest is a go-to for tennis in the colder months
My Columbia Women’s Bento Fleece Vest is a go-to for tennis in the colder months.

Another good option for Casual/Athleisure wear coats or vest is fleece. Again, lighter weight, less bulky and very comfortable. I have several fleece vest that I wear during the winter for tennis. My Northface fleece jacket is my go-to for weekends at the lake.

Outerwear for cold windy day-North Face Denali 2 Fleece Jacket is a lightweight and a good choice for chill/cold days at the lake.
North Face Denali 2 Fleece Jacket is a lightweight and a good choice for chill/cold days at the lake.
Karen Scott Petite Fleece Vest for warm on the core of the body, but arms are free.  Perfect for walking or playing tennis/pickleball during the colder months.
Karen Scott Petite Fleece Vest for warm on the core of the body, but arms are free. Perfect for walking or playing tennis/pickleball during the colder months.

They Are ALL On Sale

Right now is the best time to buy coats. Macy’s has them on sale plus an extra 30% off with code FRIEND. Most of the coats are true to size. If you are not sure, grab multiple sizes and return the one that does not work. Plus, make sure you use those helpful, money-saving tools from Online Shopping Tools & Tricks.

About Nifty 50 Fabulous

Embracing and loving the life of an empty nester, I am a fashion and lifestyle blogger currently living in Birmingham, Al. I enjoy spending my time with friends and family including my sweet miniature schnauzers Gracie and Emma.

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