Winter Outerwear Refresh
The winter solstice may be a few weeks away yet, but winter weather is certainly here to stay, and the Lord & Taylor Friends & Family Sale has arrived just in time.
I’ve always found Lord & Taylor to have an extensive selection of quality coats and winter accessories, and their sale prices are hard to beat.
During their Friends & Family Sale, you can save up to an extra 30% off almost everything and 15% off almost all beauty, so if your winter outerwear wardrobe is in need of a refresh, this is the perfect time to stock up at great prices before sizes and colors start getting picked over. Best of all, you still have the entire season to enjoy them!
This quilted faux fur trimmed parka comes in 4 color choices, but this deep cherry red is hands-down my favorite. It’s such a great shade of red, and it contrasts beautifully with the faux fur lining on the hood.
It’s fairly lightweight for a parka, and it has a super flattering shape and a nice everyday length — long enough to cover your hips but not so long as to be cumbersome.
The black zipper on the front and the pockets is a nice detail, but the faux fur trimmed hood makes the coat. That said, it’s removable if you want the option not to wear it.
With code FRIENDS, this parka comes down to $56. That is an amazing price for a stylish, practical coat that you can wear every day all winter long. For reference, I have the medium, but I think a small would probably fit better. It all depends on how many layers you plan to wear underneath.
I’m also wearing these AG Farrah high rise ankle jeans and this cashmere v-neck. The jeans are 30% off, which is a great deal on AG, and the cashmere sweater comes down to $49 with code FRIENDS. For size reference, I have the medium in the sweater and the 29 in the jeans.
Don’t forget footwear when it comes to updating your winter outerwear. These lace-up storm boots are super warm and comfortable, but they run very small. I ordered my usual 8, but I definitely need a 9 in these.
That said, I love the styling and functionality. They even have a side zipper so you don’t have to untie and re-tie every time you put them off and on. #gamechanger
Gloves and scarves are also a must in my neck of the woods, and these Isotoner SmartDRI Textured Tech Gloves are the perfect pairing for this coat.
The knit styling is more casual, so it compliments the quilted parka, and the smartDRI® technology is designed so any water that hits them will roll right off, keeping your hands drier than typical knit gloves. Plus they’re touchscreen friendly — an absolute must in this connected world, and the non-slip palm detail ensures a secure grip.
I’m also wearing this fringed woven scarf, which is lightweight but provides a nice barrier against wind and cold.
When you need something dressier for work or church or going out to dinner, a wool walking coat is the answer. This stand-collar boucle coat by Kenneth Cole Reaction is so classy, and right now it’s just $93 with code FRIENDS.
You can’t go wrong with a classic black or camel coat, but I think a color is so much fun — especially when you tend to wear a lot of neutrals as I do. This periwinkle blue is universally flattering and pairs so well with all the neutral shades. For reference, I’m wearing the medium in this coat.
I like to pair leather gloves with a wool coat — they’re dressier than knit gloves, and the textures compliment each other nicely.
These gloves have a cashmere lining as well, which makes them super luxe, and I love how this luggage color compliments the periwinkle blue coat. This color is also nice with black, grey, and ivory for you neutral lovers out there!
The thing with leather gloves is they often come in very specific sizes, so you have to try them to figure out your size. For reference, I ordered these in a size 7, and I’d say my hands are average to long — hopefully that’s somewhat helpful if you’ve never discovered your glove size.
Underneath this coat, I’m wearing this cashmere turtleneck in the camel and the same jeans as above. It’s a great classic combo that works for so many occasions. If you’ve been wanting to add AG jeans or a cashmere sweater to your wardrobe, this is a great opportunity to do so. The sweater is under $50, and the jeans are 30% off!
I love a tall leather boot when I want to be dressed up but still keep my feet dry and warm in the wintertime. These are Aerosoles, so the comfort is outstanding. They have a flattering almond toe and a just-right 3.25″ heel. This is my favorite heel height because you get the effect of high heels but they’re still walkable.
You can’t go wrong with a classic wool coat and leather gloves for your dressier winter outfits. This look will take you from work to dinner and anywhere else you’re going when you need to be warm and cozy but want to look fashionable and stylish.
photo credit: Alison Cornell
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