The phrase “stay warm” is not something I take lightly. The cheerful and often lighthearted way in which it’s uttered belies the effort it takes to actually stay warm. Effort and…cash. It costs a lot to stay warm, and even more if you’re trying to look good while doing it. It’s like when my barista tells me to stay warm while handing me an already tepid cup of coffee. I know he means well, but unless that coffee comes with a mink stole, then just save it, OK? Save it.
Would it be too far-fetched to assume there’s a nationwide conspiracy against us, wielded by outerwear designers? I think not. These days, a flu-free winter will cost you…somewhere between $500 and a toe.
Today we dive into some relatively affordable coats. Better to get a head start; you’re going to need to save up.
1. Opening Ceremony farina cuffed anorak, $595.
2. ASOS faux fur coat with oversized collar, $142.13.