BRRRRing on the coats

Okay, that was a little cheesy, but I couldn’t resist. Brrrr is the same in English and Spanish, so I’m thinking it’s just a sound our lips automatically make when we’re cold. The good news is that there is a coat for everything from a chill to a full-on blizzard, and they’re all on sale. I caved in and bought a warm coat this season, and a hat that makes me look like Frances McDormand out of the movie Fargo, and I’m getting such a kick out of myself. I texted a picture to my daughter of me in the hat with the caption, “I wonder why no one wants to hang out with me”! I look ridiculous in an ‘I’m shoveling snow’ kind of way. Fortunately, I limit my silliness and go with normal attire most of the time. Here’s some great choices for really looking wonderful in the winter.

Brrring on the Cold
Roaman’s Quilted Long Parka has a water resistant, quilted body, detachable hood with faux fur trim, longer length, and hidden zipper and snaps in front to keep the cold out. Try it in charcoal or paprika for a great fashion-forward look. Also comes in knee or parka length. The Woman Within Taslon® anorak coat with removable quilted lining is serious stuff. It provides a comfy fit solution for cold weather. The stand collar with button-off faux-fur trimmed hood provides comfortable room around the neck, and the long sleeves with elastic and snap tab keep out chills. I also love the adjustable drawstring waist drop and back pleat and tab detail.


Brrring on the Rain
Jessica London Trench Coat is a classic double-breasted trench coat with a versatile button-out lining to give you season-spanning options and impeccable fit. It’s great looking, but when you get it in dusty lilac, it is inspired. Everyone will be asking where you got it, especially when worn over black, brown or navy pants and turtleneck…very chic.


Brrring on the Chill
Even if your version of winter is when the temp falls below fifty, you still need something to keep out the chill. And you get to wear leather if it’s more chill than wet. Woman Within Coat, swing style in leather will go everything, will keep the chill out, and will look absolutely fantastic. Four colors, but limited sizes, so hurry! If casual is more you, Woman Within Jacket, swing style, in cozy fleece is the answer. This swing-style fleece plus size jacket has a great roomy silhouette for total freedom of movement, the colors are feminine, and it is figure flattering.


By Nancy Nadler LeWinter