During the summer months, I am free to walk outside my home and within feet I am in the woods, and am more often camping than not, it seems. But winter makes time outdoors difficult. Yeah, it can be blistering cold out, but I’ve found that even as little as a five minute walk in the woods can be mood changing, where I can rise above my unbalanced emotions and find comfort and peace, and belonging, and positivity. Just because there’s snow doesn’t mean there can be no peace of mind. So, grab a well-made coat that keeps you warm, and get exploring, because for all women and men alike, it is the steady heart and mind that finds optimism in the quiet sounds of the winter wood.
For me, I prefer to find multiple uses for my clothing, and when it comes to winter wear and coats, if the coat looks great yet is practical too, then it’s a winner. For cool Autumn days, I go the way of the withering leaves in a comfortable and colorful statement piece, but on the coldest of winter days, I prefer a heavier, warmer, more versatile coat like Madewell’s quilted down puffer parka. So, the next day you don’t feel like yourself, or you find your mind is too full, don’t just sit indoors and watch tv… Get out and just be.
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Madewell's Quilted Down Puffer Parka
The quality and craftsmanship that goes into Madewell’s coats is nowhere as apparent as in their Quilted Down Puffer Parka, which is a fashionable puffy coat without the normal puffy coat issues, and bad looks, as this parka is indeed striking, fitting beautiful with its A-line fit and interior drawstring effect that helps to cinch out the cold. It’s built water-resistent and warm with its wind-blocking ribbed collar, cuffs and fleece-lined pockets, and of course because it’s packed with down feathers. It’s beautifully made. Our recommended favorite!
Madewell's Bouclé Double-Breasted Coat
The hayfield tinted, double-breasted Bouclé is one of Madewell’s Italian makes, because of it’s luxury textural fabric. This coat is a unique, flowing piece which emulates what many women want in modern fashion: comfortable, yet stylish with high end feels, while not skimping on practicality. Match the hayfield color or don’t, either way, this coat will work with just about anything, as long as you have an ounce of fashion sense. Leah found this coat to be very comfortable!
Article written by Leah & Photos by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen