Buy It or Make It: Coats

Buy it or Make It Coats: a guide for the best coats of 2015Winter time means mittens, hot chocolate, and beautiful coats. And now is the perfect time to make or snag a coat you’ll love for years to come. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite coats to make and to buy in hopes that you’ll find just what you’re looking for!

Make It Coats:


Provence Pea Coat by Winter Wear Designs. This one is brand new, and I can vouch for Suzanne’s attention to detail–you’ll always get a wonderful product from her. I haven’t sewed this one up yet, but I LOVE a good pea coat.


Evergreen Jacket by Hey June. I’ve seen some darling versions of this jacket in thicker/warmer fabrics that would be perfect for areas that don’t get too super cold.


Vogue V8884. Love the classic lines and detailing on this one. It looks perfect for work.

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Simplicity 1016. The classic details of this coat (the middle photo) are really sharp. And if you love capes, it’s a double win!

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Simplicity 1540. I like the two lengths, fun collar options, and the flattering shape of this coat. I think View B is my favorite though.

Buy It

Don’t have the time or are intimidated by making your own coat? No fear–these beautiful styles will keep you snuggly all winter and you can use your time for making other things. 🙂


Staten Island Sweetheart Coat. Buffalo check, tailored lines, and black/white. Perfection. Price: $119.99

Mint Two-Tone Tweed Wool-Blend Coat. The mint is trendy and it looks like a cozy sweater. Price: $49.99

Diagonal Alley Coat in Smoke. Love the asymmetrical lines, the double collar, and this timeless color. Price: $139.99

East Coast Tour Coat in Sand. Piping! Enough said. Price: $99.99


Charcoal Belted Trench Coat – Plus. This inexpensive option is a little swingy and fun. Price: $24.99

Gray Hooded Puffer Coat. Who loves a good puffer coat? Price: $29.99

For the Winnipeg Coat in Sky. This just makes me think of a winter wonderland. Love the pockets and pom pom pulls. Price: $169.99

Spice to Meet You Coat. Plaid is in, and so is this spicy coat. Price: $79.99

Once Upon a Thyme Coat in Mustard. Dear mustard yellow–I love you. Price: $149.99

And check out these other options–so much goodness!


One response to “Buy It or Make It: Coats”

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    Stunning outfit collection. Love those so much. Really wanna have some on my collection.

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