the latest trend hitting the streets (and the blogs) is the cocoon coat. basically it’s a modified version of a giant overcoat- with fleecy fabrics, and a round sort of swaddled shape. celebs such as Gwinnie (looking lovely at the airport in alice + olivia), miranda kerr (with flynn in isabel marant), and my favorite chic pea miroslava duma (cocoon coat + over the knee boots = yum) have all been photographed in them recently. it’s kind of a 60s shape but the best ones have clean, modern lines and are worn with interesting touches to avoid a retro feeling.

 gwyenth paltrow a+o coat


miraslava duma cocoon coat

while the 65 degree Charlotte weather hasn’t exactly driven me to purchase any winter coats this season, let alone a $600 one, here are my favorite picks.

1- the alice + olivia for goop one worn by Gwyneth Paltrow. Color blocked detail makes your outfit interesting even if you’re wearing jeans and sneakers.

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2- this graphic black and white parker could easily be dressed up or down. i think it would be the perfect winter coat to top a LBD or over bundled over work clothes on a chilly day.

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3-a runway worthy, rachel zoe-esque shearling number from rebecca taylor. no words for this lovliness.

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4- a classic vince – one of my friends owns this coat and the amount it is borrowed out is proof positive of its chic pea, easy to wear -ness . other great options include a nubby cream one here, a classic j.crew wool one, and a wear-with-everything gray marc jacobs,

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