Baby, it’s finally cold outside!
We’re currently obsessed with outerwear picks that provide an excuse to avoid the coat check. Combined with a light dusting of snow (snow!) here in North Texas, now is the perfect time to reveal six seriously scene-stealing coats for under $100 a pop.
For the New Traditionalist: The always-polished pea coat gets an upgrade with neutral color blocking. Nine West’s versatile camel and grey option works well with dressed-up layers or denim. A charcoal variation is also available.
Price Tag: $89.99, Macy’s
For the Vintage Fanatic: The truly vintage-obsessed know it’s rare to find pieces by Thierry Mugler at a great price. Thus, an orange and gold tweed jacket by Mugler may be the steal of the season. We picture it layered over a sheer or lace-trimmed blouse, with patterned tights and architectural heels to finish the chic ensemble.
Price Tag: $98, Archive Vintage
For the Statement-Maker: Black Watch plaid is a perennial fall and winter staple, and ASOS Collection’s peplum jacket has us falling for the pattern yet again. Mix it with striped or printed pieces and boyfriend jeans for a laid-back look. Pair it with velvet leggings and booties for an evening out.
Price Tag: $39.58, ASOS
For the Free Spirit: For girls who aspire to the Gypset, we suggest acquiring outerwear in unique shapes and texture. BB Dakota’s patterned topper is a perfect way to capture the look when matched with distressed denim and layered jewels.
Price Tag: $99, Piperlime
For those with Animal Instincts: Offering a decidedly downtown take on the enduring leopard-print trend, Ecote’s surplus jacket is ideal with leather leggings and studded accessories.
Price Tag: $89, Urban Outfitters
For the Optimist: Last but not least, is your outlook sunny no matter the season? Snag Rhyme Los Angeles’s gorgeous green jacket in 2013’s color of the year to highlight your happily polished aesthetic. We’d complete the look with equally bold, colored and patterned pieces, plus sexy stilettos.
Price Tag: $78.99, Piperlime
(Photo credits, from top 1. Macys.com, 2. ArchiveVintage.com, 3. US.ASOS.com, 4. Piperlime.Gap.com, 5. UrbanOutfitters.com, 6. Piperlime.Gap.com)