Readers Ask: Dear Lucky About Warm Winter Coats

Q: I have been seeing a lot of great coats, but which ones are warm enough to get me through winter's coldest days?

Illustration by Lauren Friedman

Cotton "Hariboz" parka, $950, Maje, 212-775-8330. Cashmere "Kate" sweater, $198, ChristopherFischer. Polyester blouse, $18, Forever21.com. Stretch cotton "Zelda" leggings, $70, express.com. Leather "Keeps" loafer pumps, $79, Marc Fisher, macys.com

A: Senior fashion editor Lynette Pone was knee-deep in gold lamé dresses when I hit her with this one, but like the true Lucky fashion girl she is, she was unfazed. "Shearling," she intoned, pushing a bare, sparkly cocktail shift off her desk as if it were a nagging child competing for her attention. "It really is the warmest." She had me at the shearling—"Oh my God, so cute and so warm," she exclaimed—but Lynette was just getting started. "There's so much you can do! Lots of people have this army green jacket that's got fake fur inside ... " I knew precisely what she was talking about, because every cool Lucky fashion editor has been wearing one, on and off, for at least the past three years. They should rename it the Lucky Jacket. What I would point out about its cuteness especially is the narrow three-quarter-length-plus-hood aspect. I have a navy wool Vince coat from last year that I wore (and will wear) every day, also a hooded, narrow three-quarter-length coat. Warm enough, but enough of actual you pokes out either side, plus there's the joie de vivre of the hood.

Vests are nice too, Lynette reminds us. "If you wear a little fake-fur vest over a leather jacket, or you wear one of those thin Moncler vests under a wool coat, you'll be super-warm and super-cute." Or, like me, you can wear a super-fat Moncler vest (on the weekends) with just a sweater underneath—the arms sticking out make it clear that you are not, in fact, fat.

 

more on luckymag.com

Yes, You Can Do Gingham For Fall!

Click through the right way to wear a picnic blanket print long after spring and summer have passed.

17 Ponytails Guaranteed To Simplify Your Morning Routine

Ponytails were officially the biggest beauty trend of Spring 2015 fashion month, which is great news for girls everywhere.

News Flash: Taylor Swift Swears 'Dating Or Finding Someone Is The Last Thing On [Her] Mind'

Taylor Swift is covering British Vogue's November issue, discussing boys and all that.

Five Apps, Sites And Services That Make Online Shopping Easier

We've come back to these platforms time and time again to help us in our searches. Read on for our top five recommendations!

14 New Ways To Wear Your Favorite Trench Coat

Wardrobe staples don't come more classic than the trench coat, and this universally flattering topper proves particularly useful during transitional w…