For those looking for an affordable alternative to the Balmain Double-breasted Wool Blazer, you might consider the Lioness Palermo Blazer, which has faults but is a reasonable option considering the price point. At $88.00, the Palermo Blazer is reasonably-priced; if possible, coincide your purchase with a Shopbop store-wide event. It’s no steal, though: The 100% polyester shell can start to look…

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If November is “the Norway of the year,” then December is Alaska. (And January Antarctica.) Getting dressed ceases to be fun and instead becomes a logistical nightmare wherein I try to imagine an outfit for the day’s highs (20) and lows (14), realize I can’t (because going outside when it’s below freezing is cruel), and contemplate just staying in bed with…

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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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