Do you have a favorite college sweatshirt that you are struggling to elevate? (Not that everything in your closet must see the light of day.) My favorite way to wear these comfort pieces in cold weather is to top them with a patterned jacket to add visual interest. For anyone interested in the Oversized Topcoat in Check Tweed (last seen here), it…

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A staff writer for The New Republic puzzled at length over full-length down coats in a piece titled “Against the Caterpillar Coat.” She called these coats “totally unnecessary” and think they “make their wearers look bound at the knees, like they couldn’t take a large step over a puddle of snowmelt if called upon.” She has enough awareness to note…

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I have an unhealthy attachment to my many jumpsuits, and am finding it difficult to put them away in preparation for winter. To prolong their season, I’ve found some ways to wear them warmly. My go-to is styling them with a cozy faux fur jacket–the BLANKNYC Cropped Faux Fur Jacket that I am wearing here is reasonably priced and of decent quality–and…

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After months of dither, during which my size sold out, I was forced to pass on the J. Crew Daphne Topcoat in Italian Tweed last winter, a decision I sorely regretted. So imagine my delight when I found it in this fall’s lineup. A statement coat, while not as “classic” as an olive green down coat or a black wool tailored coat,…

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I wrote several sincere but ultimately meaningless paragraphs about my new coat, then decided my need to rant about J. Crew takes precedence. I’ll talk about this coat another time. Since news broke that Jim Brett resigned after just 16 months at J. Crew, I’ve been counting down the days until J. Crew announced its Q3 results. Because I was starting…

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