For most of us, winter is a tough season. Short days, long nights, cold wind, and relentless gloom make for a miserable season no matter how good an attitude you might have.
Thank god, then, for fashion. The otherwise-depressing chill allows us to pile on all the big, heavy shapes and fabrics that the heat of summer forbids.
And if you have to wear 50 layers just to walk the dog around the block, you might as well make them fun. Experiment with animal prints, vivid wool, and soft velvet—all at once. Don't be afraid to make a statement; a season without color demands that we, its humble sufferers, inject it into our lives ourselves.
Plus, with the right coat, you might even look forward to going outside.
LOFT, Leopard Faux Fur Coat, $198, available at LOFT.
Scotch & Soda, Jacquard Cocoon Coat, $245, available at Spring.
7 For All Mankind, Fur Moto Jacket in Fawn, $450, available at Spring.
Alice and Olivia, Kinsley Faux Fur Oversized Coat, $695, available at Alice and Olivia.
ELOQUII, Studio Metallic Embroidered Cape, $189, available at ELOQUII.
Mother, Intarsia Long Boxy Jacket, $375, available at Anthropologie.
& Other Stories, Climbing Flower Down Jacket, $175, available at & Other Stories.
Kate Spade, In Bloom Leather Bomber Jacket, $629, available at Kate Spade.
Rachel Antonoff, Peggy Puffer, $398, available at Rachel Antonoff.
Babaton, Fritz Coat, $275, available at Aritzia.
Urban Outfitters, Faux Fur Green Flight Jacket, $119, available at Urban Outfitters.
Kurt Lyle, Veronique Double Breasted Coat in Oslo Plaid, $279, available at Spring.
J. Crew, Peplum Chino Jacket With Faux Fur Collar, $126, available at J. Crew.
Genuine People, Wool Maxi Coat, $235, available at Genuine People.
Abercrombie & Fitch, Shearling Coat, $126, available at Abercrombie & Fitch.
Madewell, Metallic Quilted Military Jacket, $168, available at Madewell.
SHACI, Faux Fur Coat, $125, available at Forever 21.