Buying a new coat is kind of a big deal. Unlike other pieces in your wardrobe which change with trends, a new piece of outerwear takes more thought and money.
You’ll wear it every day throughout the winter and it will more than likely be in your closet for multiple seasons. PLUS it’s going to go OVER all of your clothes for months on end and is the main thing people will see, so it’s GOT to look good.
With nostalgia continuing to dominate the fashion industry retro silhouettes and classic cuts are everything, which is a good thing because you will be able to wear them for years to come! Thank you Gucci for leading the charge on bringing back the past!
My number one pick if you are going to invest in a coat this season is a Heritage Coat. Not only is a Heritage Coat super stylish, practical and useful, it will also pull together any outfit in an instant.
What is a Heritage Coat? You may not know the name but you definitely know the coat.
A Heritage Coat refers to a design that has been has been used for decades (i.e. it has a heritage), it’s classic, sophisticated and has a chic retro vibe. In other words, if you were wearing a Heritage Coat and hopped in Doctor Who’s TARDIS, took a ride in the Delorean with Marty McFly or stepped through the stones at Craigh na Dun you’d be perfectly suited in any decade.
Its place in fashion history, on the backs of Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Kate Moss and just about every fashion icon EVER gives it a solid pedigree.
Typically Heritage Coats are a structured cocoon silhouette with a collar and front buttons that lands at a 3/4 knee length and constructed from wool or wool-blends so they keep you super warm!
Uber versatile they can be worn over everything from sparkly dresses to sweaters and skirts or jeans and a tee and are an easy way to look like you’ve put in a lot of effort. The perfect piece to add to your wardrobe now and to keep wearing for season’t to come!
What I’m Wearing: Valentino Heritage Coat | Ted Baker Sweater | Burberry Skirt | FURLA Metropolis Satchel | T Strap Heels
Click to SHOP my top picks in Heritage Coats:
great plaid coat! you rock it!
Just learned all about a Heritage coat. Yours is so cool and the pattern is great! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much!
I LOVE how you mixed patterns between the coat and skirt. So stylish and inspiring. Such a great coat recommendation!
Awe thanks Laura! xoxox
LOVE this outfit!
Thanks so much!
I love your coat so much!!
It’s super warm and comfy!
Totally agree—outerwear is such a bigger buy because you wear coats so much more! Love this post and you look beautiful!
I’ve been on the hunt for a new coat! I really love the one you chose:)
It’s warm, comfy and you can dress it up or down!