How to Find the Perfect Winter Coat

Let’s face it. Winter coats are a staple in your winter wardrobe. I used to view winter coats as something to keep you warm until you got inside a building. I didn’t view the coat as the main outfit or even part of the outfit at all. It wasn’t until my fashion tastes evolved over time that I realized how important a winter coat is! If we spend so much of our winter wearing that coat, then shouldn’t we invest some money and effort into buying something that we love? That is why I replaced my black pea coat with this gorgeous wine colored coat that I’m proud to wear. Because a coat is as much part of the outfit as what you wear underneath, I’m giving you three tips on finding the perfect winter coat today!
 1. Find a color you love.
Yes, you can go with black and there is nothing wrong with that! From experience, once I began wearing coats with bold color I would get a lot of compliments on them. Who knows why, but perhaps it had something to do with the way I carried myself when I wore a coat I adored. There are so many great colors of coats from soft grays and pinks, to bold reds and blues, that there is something for you that will give your confidence the WOW factor.
2. Look for a fit meant for your style and body type.

Finding a fit that suits you can be tricky, but start with a style that is flattering on your body! If you’re having trouble finding a style that works best for you, send me an email and I will be happy to help. Personally, I love to find jackets with a fitted waistline, because I have a tall and narrow frame. This tailored style is also great for a lot of body types because it gives you an hourglass shape. If the coat fits you well, you can’t help but love it!


stylemissmolly_0270_blog3. Be OK with investing money into the jacket.
Remember, this is an item that is meant to be worn over and over again. In fact, it is something that can be worn every day, depending on how many winter coats you like to have. Because of this, it will be worth investing money. Find something that is a great quality and great fit. I’ve found that well-made coats not only last longer, but they have the cutest details such as buttons and zippers. One of the many reasons why I fell in love with this Guess coat. I encourage you to shop around until you find something that you love and fits your style!
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Ready take a peek at what was under my coat?
Just a cozy winter sweater! See I told you what’s underneath isn’t all there is to an outfit! 🙂
Comment below with what color and style of winter coat you have. I’d love to hear!
Keep smiling!



Through November 30th, this jacket is on sale down from $240 to $135 (that’s 43% savings!). It comes in pale pink and black too! How cute!

Molly Lawson

I’m Molly Lawson! I live in Seattle and am an optimist, adventurer, and bold lipstick wearer. I created this space to inspire and empower women with words of encouragement known as #MollysWords and share inspiration through my personal style. I always want my readers to leave with a smile and I hope you do!

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    • November 30, 2015 / 11:52 pm

      Thank you, Merel! Your compliments are so kind and bring a smile to my face!

      🙂 Molly

    • November 30, 2015 / 11:54 pm

      Thank you, Marta! I am so glad I found the perfect winter coat for me!

      🙂 Molly

    • November 30, 2015 / 11:55 pm

      Thank you Catarina! You are very kind! Love your blog!

      🙂 Molly

    • November 30, 2015 / 11:57 pm

      Thank you, gorgeous! You are absolutely stunning yourself! Love your polka dots!

      🙂 Molly

  1. November 30, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Hey gorgeous, love this coat, the color is amazing on you! And it looks so luxe in the boucle fabric paired with your plush scarF – you looks so cozy! 🙂

    • November 30, 2015 / 11:58 pm

      Thank you! It is very warm and the scarf adds the finishing touch of plush comfort!

      Thanks for the love!
      🙂 Molly

    • November 30, 2015 / 11:59 pm

      Thank you! I totally agree! It will get me through this winter with smiles because of how much I love it!

      🙂 Molly

  2. Kendall
    November 30, 2015 / 11:27 pm

    I just love the color of lipstick you are wearing and of course that winter coat is super cute!!

    xx Kendall –

    • December 1, 2015 / 12:01 am

      Thank you, Kendall! The color is MAC Evening Rendezvous and it’s my new favorite for fall!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 1, 2015 / 9:18 pm


      Thank you for your kind words! Having a great coat is definitely essential for fall weather!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 1, 2015 / 9:16 pm

      Thank you so much! I think the gold details is my favorite part about this coat. Besides the gorgeous color of course!

      🙂 Molly

  3. December 1, 2015 / 10:22 am

    This is such a pretty coat! I love its style and color! I like the color combination of white and burgundy. The jeans look perfect on you! I love your booties! You look very pretty! Have a nice day, Molly!


    • December 1, 2015 / 9:16 pm

      Thank you Danielle! You are the sweetest! I love the color combination of white and burgundy too! Such a pretty contrast!

      Keep smiling!

  4. December 3, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    Great post! I love a good coat. I have a tweed texture coat and a beige one. Both were worth the investment. I love the color and fit of yours.

    • December 4, 2015 / 5:26 pm

      Asa! You have great style and a great taste in coats! One regret I have is not getting this Rachel Zoe coat I fell in love with. I didn’t want to invest the money, but now I wish I totally had!

      🙂 Molly

  5. December 7, 2015 / 2:32 am

    I’m always so stuck on what colour to get that I just end up buying a ton of different colours, which probably isn’t good! I actually just got my first red one and went outside my comfort zone:-) Yay! I definitely agree with investing in a top quality coat because a coat is something that you will most likely have for many years. Great tips Molly!

    • December 8, 2015 / 4:09 pm

      I bet a red one would look soooo beautiful on you! I have a red one too and love it! Coming soon to the blog 😉 Thank you Ela!


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