It is no surprise that in the Northeast winter and early spring months, our jackets become our whole outfit. It’s the first thing that people see, the first style impression you will make, and likely the ONLY ‘outfit’ you’ll wear while running errands around town. It’s simply too cold to take your jacket off in many circumstances. I’ve been sitting in front of my fireplace as my two boys play outside in the drizzly rain for 3 hours (#nolie) and I haven’t taken off my fuzzy ‘blanket coat’ the entire time. And no, I’m not planning to head out there any time soon today. I’m holding the fort down as close to the fireplace as I can get. Yet, still, I’m wearing my jacket.
I’ve shared before that bargain shopping for designer items is invigorating to me. There is nothing quite like finding a designer item you love, for a price that is far below the retail price. When I discovered The RealReal was having a capsule collection with The Kardashians, I was forced (ok, could not resist) to check it out. And I’m glad I did. This military inspired jacket designed by MiuMiu was part of Kylie Jenner’s closet and has a Chanel/Balmain-esque feel. The fabulous boucle fabrication and gold button detailing are reminiscent of a designer runway.
For those who aren’t familiar, TheRealReal is a designer, second hand online shopping destination where you can find gently used designer items such as Chanel, Hermes, Prada, Carolina Herrera and more. It is AMAZING! Why spend full price when you can find designer duds for so much less?
This is another designer, who I have been following for years and have coveted a jacket from (pictured above). Nicole Benisti knows how to do casual, everyday fur in the coolest way possible (can I get an AMEN?). I finally ordered one this winter when two of my old coats had seen better days. I am so happy I took the plunge! I can wear this jacket to -15degrees. YES! -15degrees! With this winter still going strong, this jacket has earned its weight in gold. And yes, it’s true, you really can wear this in frigid temps and manage to stay warm. Check out the blue fur on the hood! There are several colors to choose from and all are equally as beautiful. Happy Shopping!
I’ve linked a few jackets on sale below. If you’re anything like me, you love to buy end of season sales so you’re ahead of the game when the next season begins …