Ijeoma Kola at Nomo Soho wearing faux fur jacket and velvet dress over jeans with white booties

Stylish Winter Coats That Will Actually Keep You Warm

We’re about to enter that time of the year when I question my parent’s decision to move to America, and to the Northeast at that. Single digit temperatures – in Fahrenheit – is really unnecessary and actually rude. This weekend will bring bitter cold temperatures, so if you’re on the hunt for a winter coat that will actually keep you warm, here are a couple picks in my favorite styles of the season.

Ijeoma Kola wears waverly grey faux fur sarah coat from rent the runway

The Faux Fur

My favorite option lately, because 1. it always gets compliments and 2. it actually keeps you incredibly warm. I love it in classic brown and whites, deep burgundys, and patterned versions, and even though Jonathan makes fun of me whenever I wear this one, Im completely obsessed!

The Cropped Puffer Coat

I love that the puffer has been modernized to be a bit shorter and comes in a variety of colors. I’ve been perusing the options on Rent the Runway and just can’t decide on a color yet. Ya know, gotta keep the feed consistent.

The Teddy Coat

Another one I haven’t yet tried yet, but I must admit every time I see it in person or on Instagram, all I can think is “dang, she looks hella warm”.

The Sherpa/Shearling Lined Biker Jacket

For the edgier gals, this jacket style winterizes the badass leather jacket look. I especially love it when the sherpa lining is a bold contrasting color! This would pair really weall with a simple sweater and jeans look, just add your favorite booties.

Ijeoma Kola wears ag jeans gwendolyn overalls, and other stories knit turtleneck, zara leopard silk scarf, madewell leopard loafers

The Longline Coat

My everyday go to, everyone needs a long wool coat in their closet. Mine is grey, but a camel, black, check or even a bold colored coat will work. The key is to have it reach past your knees, keeping both your upper and lower body warm.

What winter coat style are you rocking now, and does it actually keep you warm?

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  1. Surprisingly, I found a really cute knee-length, lightweight Hilfiger puffer coat at my thrift spot for $25! I’ve been wanting one in that very silhouette for ages but either couldn’t afford what I liked or couldn’t find a good one when I did have the cash. I was concerned it wouldn’t be very warm because it’s so lightweight but it is!

  2. Honestly, I can say that I hardly ever get a chance to wear a winter coat or even any coat living in the South. When it do get cold, it’s still feasible to wear a light jacket with long sleeves. I guess I’m fortunate that I don’t have to deal with the cold freezing weather but I would to see a little snow every now and then.