2 Ways to Style a Cozy Teddy Coat (& Proof You Need One)
Teddy Coat, similar | Black Sweater, wearing a small. Also, I LOVE the blush pink | Jeans, runs TTS and are more straight through the leg. I love the distressed part in the front | Day High Heel | Leopard Clutch | Lipstick in Girl’s Night
Last year, I fell in love with the teddy coat! Fuzzy, wubby, soft and so freaking cozy?! This thing was a Texas girl’s dream coat for bitterly cold winter! I’d found my dream teddy coat, but I was still pregnant, so I decided I’d wait a bit. A few days later, I was still dreaming about it, so I decided I’d just get it and wear it after he was born. This time last year, just about nothing fit and I jokingly would post about which sweater I was going to wear that day. Red or orange because those were the only ones that fit, and ironically only made my stomach look bigger, haha! Lesson learned for the next go around.
Anyway, I went to purchase my coat, a postpartum gift to myself if you will, and it was sold out in my size. Actually, every size for that matter. I was devastated! That’s when you know you really messed up. My new thought process is if I really love it, just get it. You can always return it if it doesn’t work out.
I gave up on my teddy coat search for a bit until I came across the one I’m wearing here from J.Crew (it’s from last year, but they have this beautiful one this year). It fit the bill. Incredibly soft, cozy and warm. Coincidentally, it was featured in one of my very first post-baby outfit posts where you can still see my belly a little bit (well, at least I know it’s there, ha!). I was actually looking forward to cooler fall temps this year just for an excuse to pull out this beauty again!
Needless to say, when I saw even more teddy and sherpa coats online this year, I was really happy to see they were back! And, the best part? The one that I so coveted over and missed out on last year was restocked! And, I just bought it. I can’t wait for that one to arrive. I was clueless on French sizing, so thankfully Anna shared her knowledge with me and I went with a 36.
If you’ve got a teddy coat or want one, but aren’t sure how to wear it—get ready for more outfits with them!
I know I’ll wear this thing a ton!
As much as I love it, I get that this one is a bit of an investment (a few of the other colors are on sale). For me, winter coats are a place that I can justify spending a little more. For about 5-6 months of the year, it’s pretty cold in Chicago. So buying a good warm coat that’s beautiful and well-made is 100% worth it. Another one of my favorite coats is the J.Crew Cocoon Coat in grey (though sometimes I wish I had the camel). It’s also really warm. Honestly, I love that they bring it back every year. It’s so classic, well-made and will last you a long time.
That being said, I get not wanting to shell out $200+ on a coat, especially if you don’t live somewhere freezing, so I rounded up several gorgeous teddy coats. A few of them are even under $100. I really love this long carmel-colored one with the gorgeous collar and the price is great for a warm winter coat!
Affordable Teddy Coats
If you don’t live somewhere that gets super cold (I’m looking at my Southern/Texas girls here), you might want the cropped or shorter coats. I almost always prefer a longer coat because I’m always cold. But if I still lived in Texas, I would totally snag the cropped version! They’re so cute and cozy, but won’t make you sweat in places that don’t dip below freezing very often.
Teddy Coat, similar | Black Sweater, wearing a small, I also LOVE the blush pink | Jeans, runs TTS and are more straight through the leg, I love the distressed part in the front | Modern Loafers | Marcie Bag | Lipstick in Girl’s Night
For the most part, all of these, except one, are in the tan, neutral, brown family of colors which means they’ll go with everything. I like wearing it with something simple like slides, jeans and a graphic tee or thin sweater. Or dressing it up for date night with a fancier top and heels. My point is that it’s versatile and you’ll get a whole lot of use out of it this fall and winter!
Here I wanted to show you how easily you can make this outfit go from day to night with a quick change of shoes and a bag! The sweater I’m wearing has the perfect mock neck and just got restocked in every size. It also comes in a few more colors—I love the blush!
Lastly, happy November!
I’m so so excited that the holidays are upon us! It’s one of my favorite times of year because I get to see all of my family within a month and a half! I’ve also got lots of fun content coming up—thank you for all your suggestions on style posts, I’ve got a few lined up that you’re going to love!
What’s your favorite thing about the holiday season? Do you own a teddy coat? Love the trend or not for you?!