Ever since Blair Waldorf walked onto our screens, I veered away from wearing outerwear in neutral shades: navy, camel, and black. Rather, every year I take the opportunity to make a splash in a hue that will truly stand out against the gray shades of winter. Flame red? Yes. Emerald green? Sign me up. Dahlia pink? This year, sister! I have said it before and I will say it again: outerwear is to me as handbags and shoes are to most women.
For nearly nine years, J.Crew has been a consistent go-to when it comes to finding tall outerwear. I was the first person I knew that wore the legendary Cocoon Coat back then. Since then, the Lady Coat and the Daphne Topcoat have been added to my outerwear line-up.
The right coat will make an outfit. Not only can it be the cherry on top of a sundae, but it can be the whole damn banana split.