By Bonny Osterhage
When the weather outside turns frightful, reach for outerwear that does more than just keep you warm. It also keeps you on trend. Eco friendly coats are a classic way to keep covered, and they add an element of style that elevates even the most basic jeans and tees to new heights.
Vaute Couture the Lori
There’s a wonderfully vintage feel to this coat that calls to mind carriage rides through the snow. The slim, symmetrical silhouette gives way to a darted, full skirt that simply begs you to twirl. In fact, we dare you not to! SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE of $420 (normally $560) at www.vautecouture.com.
Indigenous Designs Winter Coat
We love the details of this super soft coat. From the contrasting knit collar and cuffs, to the interesting hemline and off center buttons, it makes an original and stylish statement. $415 at www.indigenous.com.
Elroy Jamesia Coat
Excess cotton gets put to good use in this upcycled take on the trench. A wonderful all weather coat, it features a toggle button, tie waist closure, and is fully lined for warmth. Great for those days when you just need a little something extra to ward off the elements. An economical $132 at www.ecolissa.com.
Some timeless looks simply can’t be beat, and this traditional two-button coat is a prime example. Expertly tailored from virgin wool, the rich olive color is a nice alternative to black or brown, and just as neutral. We think it’s destined to become a classic. $410 at. www.beklina.com.
Prairie Underground Sleeping Bag Coat
Imagine the toasty warmth of a sleeping bag and you begin to understand the appeal of this coat. Like a snuggly cocoon, it surrounds you in quilted organic cotton, topped by an organic cotton outer shell for layers of warmth. So cozy, you might just want to sleep in it! $365 at www.kaightshop.com.