I bought my first teddy coat back in 2016 after seeing it on a fellow fashion blogger. That particular teddy coat was from Abercrombie & Fitch. The quality and feel didn’t exactly blow me away and I considered returning it. But it was quite a steal at the price of only $60, so I decided to keep it to wear for running errands and going to the gym. Soon after, it was the only coat I wore for not only going to the gym and running errands, but for work, lunch with my girlfriends and many other occasions. Sure, it wasn’t my favorite winter coat, but it was easy to throw on over a sweater with a pair of jeans and it was very warm! I did explore my options and looked for a teddy coat that was not only warm but would fit my style better, but there wasn’t any better choices.
SINCE YOU DON’T BUY A WINTER COAT FOR JUST ONE SEASON, IMAGINE MY DELIGHT WHEN I FOUND THIS BEAUTY OF A COAT!
And to this day, I still need to do some digging to find a coat that’s warm, stylish and classic. But that also doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Since you don’t buy a winter coat for only one or two seasons, imagine my delight when I came across this beauty of a coat! To be completely honest, at first I bought it for just the looks. But after wearing it through some very cold days, I’ve realized that it’s been the best purchase I’ve made this far!
It might seem a little late in the season to buy a faux fur coat right now. After all, the season is almost over. But the perk is that most of these coats are on sale right now! Although, you might only wear it for another month or so, I can assure you that your future self will thank you next season, when you get it out from the back of your closet once winter cold hits.
What I’ve learned about styling outfits for winter is that you can only be stylish in your thin coat for so long. Once you freeze your butt off a couple of times, you’ll go for something that’s warm and comfortable. Even if it’s not as stylish as you’d want it to be. That’s why I recommend buying not only one, but two coats. One for every day and one for special occasions. See my top picks below.
HOW TO STYLE YOUR TEDDY COAT
Literally wear it with anything! After all it’s outerwear, right? But here are a few of my favorite looks if I want to make the coat part of my outfit.
For a casual look, I like to wear it with high-waisted jeans, a short sweater and booties. Very simple and minimalistic. But you can always add statement earrings or a statement handbag to elevate the look.
For a more bolder look, I wear over-the-knees boots with a sweater dress. Again, always adding statement earrings like mine in the picture. Patent leggings with matching patent leather booties also work for a bold look. It looks like one piece, but in reality it’s actually two pieces. Pairing it with a beige sweater and plush coat softens the look, so it’s still bold but not over the top.