The Northeast survived the first major weather-related threat of 2015 earlier this week: Blizzard Juno came and went, donning New York City with it’s first white coat of the season.
Meanwhile, I donned my favorite red coat to traipse around a wonderfully snowy rooftop! Winter is a season I never really experienced before I moved to the east coast for college. California “winters” consisted of jeans, UGGs and a hoodie, but it took no more than a few days into my first Northeastern October to realize I needed a winter wardrobe makeover.
This London Fog raincoat is surprisingly weighted, making it a great go-to choice for wind and cold weather insulation. But unlike my usual black wool coat, my “Little Red Riding Hood” (and yes, I have been referred to as such) piece is water resistant and works well for protection against light rain and snow. And the removable hood makes it a versatile piece even when there’s no precipitation!
Best of all, it comes in petite sizing, which is a huge plus for those of us who are “vertically challenged.” The coat hits at mid thigh, and the shorter length allows the puffer jacking lining I wear underneath to peep through just a touch!
The silver clasps add an elegant touch, and look far sleeker than the buttons you find on other coats. My only complaint here is that the top clasp has an unfortunate knack for coming undone when I wear chunky scarves to keep my neck warm.
I’m partial to the red-black color combo; cozy scarf + bright splash of color brings a welcome change to the generally drab and dark colors of the city’s winter coats. It makes it easy (or at least easier) to find me in crowds!
What are your favorite winter weather outerwear pieces?