During the first real winter storm in Boston it feels appropriate to feature Wellensteyn, an incredible winter coat manufacturer that just opened a store at the Wrentham Outlets. As you guys know, I have never worn a serious winter coat. Even last year when we got the most snow in Boston EVER I insisted on wearing a fashion-first, warmth-second coat. Thanks to Wellensteyn, all that has changed. I always assumed that you couldn’t get a heavy duty winter coat that was also cute. Most of them look like hideous black sleeping bags and I’d rather be cute and freezing than bear a close resemblance to a dumpster diving camper. Turns out I was wrong. The Wellensteyn coats are designed to fight off the cold, in some cases even sub-arctic temps, while also looking nice. They come in a variety of styles for men and women and a range of colors and thicknesses. The coat I chose is a grey metallic with a fur hood. My favorite feature is the waist belt that gives the coat enough shape to remind the world that there’s a woman under there. It’s form fitting but still spacious enough to layer with sweaters on those particularly icy days.
Now that we’ve covered style, let me attest to the warmth of this coat. I sweat when I wear this. Even in below freezing temperatures, even with just a t-shirt underneath. You can walk outside in the middle of a snowstorm and still feel like you’re in bed. Admittedly, I’m new to the warm coat game, but this is better than I ever expected. I styled it with thigh high boots and no tights on a warmer day (35 degrees) but it would work just as well with fleece leggings in today’s snowstorm. A lot of the time I still put style over comfort, but now at least I don’t have to get frostbite because of it. You can find my jacket, the Lichtermeer, here. If it’s too flashy for you there’s a variety of other options available on the Wellensteyn site. Go forth and be warm!
Jacket: c/o Wellensteyn, Boots: Gifted
Photos by Stephanie Krist.
Please Note: Wellensteyn gifted me the Lichtermeer jacket, however, all opinions are my own.