3 things to look for when shopping for the perfect wool coat

Gucci Marmont bag vancouver blogger outfit grey wool Tom Taylor coat Sears levis wedgie jeans

Gucci Marmont bag vancouver blogger outfit grey wool Tom Taylor coat Sears levis wedgie jeans

Gucci Marmont bag vancouver blogger outfit grey wool Tom Taylor coat Sears levis wedgie jeans

Gucci Marmont bag vancouver blogger outfit grey wool Tom Taylor coat Sears levis wedgie jeans

Steve Madden leopard loafers outfit

Gucci Marmont bag vancouver blogger outfit grey wool Tom Taylor coat Sears levis wedgie jeans

A great wool coat is such a staple in any wardrobe.

Especially when said wool coat is thin enough to carry through to the slightly cool days of spring.

Much like a great pair of jeans, a versatile topper is an absolute workhorse for me. Case in point: this grey topper from, you'll never guess where ... SEARS!

I purchased this amazing grey coat recently and have barely taken it off since. I find it's the easiest piece to wear — it's super flattering, goes well with most other garments — not to mention I feel super chic when wearing it.

So, what makes a great wool coat, well, perfect? Here are three things:

1. A classic cut and colour
A wool coat is an investment, no matter which way you look at it. Want to make a smart investment that will last? Consider opting for a wool topper in a cut and colour that are sure to stand the test of time. Black, grey and camel are all timeless options, while a great car coat, cocoon style or duster trench (like the one I'm wearing) are classic (and classy!) cuts.

2. A good fabric content
You don't have to shell out on a garment that's 100% wool for it to be a good buy. I actually prefer a coat with a bit of polyester as I find a blend tends to wear better — for longer and with less piling. What's the magic content? I like 80% wool and 20% polyester.

3. A flattering fit
You could spend a FORTUNE on a wool coat and, if it's not the right fit for your shape, it still won't look fab. A key to ensuring a good fit is to start at the shoulders. If you can't easily shrug into and out of a coat, swing your arms and/or cross your arms in front of your body without much pulling at the back of the coat, then you probably shouldn't take it home with you.

Follow these easy tips and you're sure to find a seasonally versatile topper that you can wear for years to come!

Happy Wednesday and thank you for stopping by! 


Jacket: Sears (sold out, but crazy deal on this one!) | Jeans: Levi's | Turtleneck: Le Chateau (similar here)
Loafers: Steve Madden | Bag: Gucci 


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