If there’s one thing my wardrobe consists a lot of, it’s coats. Despite the fact that I live in warm, temperate climates, I still have an obsession with coats since I do like to visit cooler climates throughout the year. I can’t exactly put my finger on why I love coats so much. Perhaps it’s simply that they can be cozy. Perhaps it’s because they can really spice up an outfit. I’ve always been a big coat lover, with me usually flocking towards the winter wear items first in any store even when I am in Los Angeles.
I try to invest in coats that will last years as well as work with several different outfits. Most of the coats in my closet are several years old but still look and feel brand new despite being worn continuously over the years. They also continually pair with my style and outfits every year, even if my style slightly changes or evolves. Plus, finding coats that will remain a staple in your closet is both environmentally and economically friendly.
Shop my look
Isabel Marant coat (old; similar here, here and here) // Helmut Lang pants (bought secondhand; similar here, less expensive version here) // Leset tank top // Legres boots (less expensive version here) // Sézane bag c/o
When it comes to coats, there are several that are always in rotation year after year. There’s still a chill in the air, especially in the mornings and evenings here in Hong Kong, so my coats are being put to use for the next little while. I’ve been switching between wearing patterns for an overall pop of color or neutrals for a monochromatic look or to make my outfit underneath stand out. My checked coat (similar here, here, and here by the same brand) is the best of both worlds – neutral yet still a pop of color. Plus it’s oversized, making it extra cozy and perfect for layering underneath. I’ve also been reaching for my favorite tan coat (similar here by same brand) that I’ve had for two years. Although I haven’t ventured into any weather below freezing in the last year, I still have my favorite navy coat on standby (famously worn by Meghan Markle during her first royal appearance after her engagement), which has been a staple in my closet for almost three years.
Below, I’m sharing some eye-catching coats that’ll last you years and take you through the autumn, winter, and spring seasons.