Winter is coming whether we like it or not!! It got pretty cold last week & this weekend so it was time to start adding some of my heavier coats into rotation. I got this parka for my birthday in July during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale & have been waiting for the days when it was finally time to wear it! I love the big fur hood on this coat & the fact that even though it's warm, it's not overly bulky!

There are 3 types of heavy coats that I usually stick with during the winter & I highly recommend having all 3 in your closet, especially if you live in an area like NY where the weather is so cold for so many months out of the year.

1. PUFFER COAT. The warmest of all winter coats is a puffer coat. I love this style for snow days because of it's sporty tendency. Try one in a bright color to make a statement. See how I styled a puffer coat here & shop my puffer coat here.

2. WOOL COAT. Love a warm wool coat when I need to dress up during the winter. These coats are sleek with clean lines, often making them expensive looking even if you don't spend a ton. See how I styled a wool coat here & shop my wool coat here.

3. PARKA.  Similar to the one I'm wearing today, I love a parka worn with more casual looks. In a military green or navy color, this coat style looks cool with just about every outfit your pair it with. Shop my parka here.

Coat: 1 Madison | Jeans: BlankNYC via Social Threads | Booties: Louise Et Cie | Sunglasses: Tory Burch | Bag: Gucci

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Michelle Paige

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