A rain-proof parka might be absolutely essential right now, but we’re not sold on looking like something the cat dragged in every day. The cooler alternative: a teddy bear coat: fluffy, textured and soft to the touch (you probably won’t be able to resist hugging yourself every now and then). Even celebs like Selena Gomez and bloggers like Aimee Song aren’t immune to their charms. Below, check out our top picks to add to your season-appropriate wardrobe, stat!
bear necessities. In a flattering three-quarter-length fit, Canadian label Kensie’s faux fur coat ($172 at Nordstrom) can be styled up or down to fit whatever occasion you’re headed to. Hooray for versatility!
awfully huggable. What conjures up visions of cuddling by a crackling fire? This adorable J.Crew number ($234), thanks to its furry texture and gorgeous honey caramel hue.
pretty plush. Minimalist dressers will appreciate the clean, structured lines of Belgian brand Sophie D’Hoore’s sheepskin coat ($3,995 at Gravity Pope). We like its oversized fit (so you won’t look too bulky when layering up) and how its dark-brown shade gives off an air of luxe sensuality.
double the fun. Get more bang for your buck with Silence + Noise’s reversible light-pink and maroon-red coat ($104 at Urban Outfitters). We’re betting its cheery colours will help in beating the winter blues, too.
fuzzy inclinations. Who says teddy bear coats can’t look sophisticated? This Theory shearling coat ($2,295 at Net-a-Porter) puts that misconception to rest. Offering an oversized A-line fit, the coat’s curly beige-hued shearling immediately elevates any party outfit. Now all you’re missing is a touch of bold red lipstick.
cuddle buddy. Not all teddy bear coats have to come in brown. This sleek black version ($143 at NA-KD), with a waist belt and a wide-collared neckline, makes a great alternative—and is just as chic.
Written by Rachel Johnston. Learn more at Vitadaily.ca.