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HC’s 20 Favorite Coats of the Season

A few weeks ago, we had an unexpected nor’easter at my New England school. The electricity, Internet, and heat went out and it was pretty darn chilly. However, I took one lesson out of this (besides to always carry a fully charged phone): it’s definitely time to bundle up and buy a new coat. It’s getting colder which means it’s time for Her Campus’s 20 favorite coats for the winter season:

Under $50

A Pop of Color- Need some color in your wardrobe? Choose a jacket in a fun color like this mustard-colored coat from Forever 21. I love the gathered sleeves and the belt it comes with. Forever 21, $42.80 

The Bomber Jacket- On a college budget, we can’t always buy a real leather bomber jacket. This Delia’s jacket is a great alternative! It’s perfect to wear with a great pair of boots and jeans or a little black dress and black pumps. Delia’s, $39.50

Tuxedo Jackets Aren’t Just For Guys- Menswear for women is definitely in this season, and I am taking advantage by wearing some of my father’s old tuxedo jackets. It’s an adorable look that is classic and tasteful. Charlotte Russe, $39.99

Fly in Style- This pilot-inspired H&M jacket is stylish, affordable, and will keep you warm during those cold winter evenings. What more can you ask for in a jacket? H&M, $49.95

Military-Inspired- I am definitely not in a rush for winter to come. It’s not too chilly to wear this adorable cropped military-inspired jacket from Go Jane. Go Jane, $25.30


Under $100

No Dry Cleaning Necessary- I hate to say it; dry cleaning is expensive. But I have news for you, this Topshop hooded coat is not only adorable but is also machine washable! The price is definitely worth it. Topshop, $100

Be a Capester- If you want something completely unlike your last season’s coat, go with a wool cape! You won’t see many of these on campus. ASOS, $71.88

Faux Fur- We see Rachel Zoe wearing faux fur all the time over her bohemian shirts, flared jeans, and stellar pumps. It hasn’t gone out of style yet, so why not wear it? If you’re into animal prints, try this fun coat. Tinley Road, $69

Elegant Silhouette- With a high collar and graceful shape, you’ll definitely have heads turning in this jacket. You have your choice of this coat in white or black. Jack by BB Dakota, $70

Comfy Cozy- I absolutely adore this printed jacket! It’s super cute but it will also keep you warm. Isn’t that what every collegiette™ wants? Nordstrom, $64


Under $150

Decked Out in Plaid– You know it’s winter when you see plaid popping up all over campus. There’s nothing wrong with that! You can get this jacket in either red and black or blue and brown assorted plaid. It even comes with a hood so you can cover yourself during an unexpected snowstorm. Coincidence & Chance, $149

The Furrier The Better– If you have a more athletic look, this jacket will definitely be your style. The fur lining and the comfy material will definitely keep you warm and cozy! Abercrombie & Fitch, $126

Classic Pea Coat- You can never go wrong with a classic pea coat—it will never go out of style and it will go with everything in your closet! DKNY, $146 

The Anorak- How can you pass up this stylish anorak? It comes in colors like black and grey, making it easier to coordinate everyday outfits. Elie Tahari, $150

Nautical-Inspired- This nautical-inspired jacket is cute and comfortable. It’s perfect for going to class! OBEY, $140 


Under $200

A Little Swing- I am obsessed with this Anthropologie jacket because there are so many ways to wear it! You can wear it with a bow at the collar or without, unbuttoned or buttoned. Anthropologie, $168 

Oh So Retro- If you want a unique and trendy jacket this is the one for you. It’s exceptional because it’s inspired by a vintage tapestry and has cool velvet trim and buttons. Free People, $198

Lasting Parka- I love this coat because it’s relaxed and is perfect for throwing over a pair of jeans and an oversized sweater for class. Gap, $168

The Puffer- The puffer is a collegiette’s™, go-to if her first priority is warmth. This coat comes in colors like blue, yellow, orange, white, and black and comes with a hood. If you want to make the puffer more stylish, belt it! J.Crew, $118

The Coziest Coat of Them All- In “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (my favorite movie of all time) Audrey Hepburn wears a gorgeous trench coat in the final scene when she finds “Cat”. Ever since I saw the movie I’ve always had a trench coat. My final favorite is this classic trench coat from Madewell. What I love about trench coats is that they never go out of style. I’ve had mine for years, and I’m still wearing it in the cold weather! Madewell, $198

Sophie Jasinski is a sophomore English major and Arts and Society minor at Mount Holyoke College. Originally from North Jersey, she spends most of her time in New York City. When Sophie isn’t studying in the library she loves to dance ballet, drink chai lattes, dig through vintage clothes, hang out with friends, and play tennis. Sophie is also a staff writer for the Mount Holyoke News. Last summer, Sophie interned with Donna Karan and hopes to intern for a fashion magazine in New York this summer. Sophie aspires to be the next Anna Wintour. Watch out world!!
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