Outfits 5 months ago by Liz Adams

A Warm Coat for Midwest Winters

Shop the post: Woolrich Down Coat, Stuart Weitzman Lowland Boots, Cashmere Cable Sweater, DL1961 Skinny Jeans, Karen Walker Sunglasses

Shop the post: Woolrich Down Coat, Stuart Weitzman Lowland Boots, Cashmere Cable Sweater, DL1961 Skinny Jeans, Karen Walker Sunglasses

When you live in Chicago and it’s cold basically nine months out of the year, a good quality winter coat is more than necessary—it’s mandatory. But why is it such a struggle to find a coat that’s both warm and stylish?? (I know my Midwest readers will relate.) I swear I’m always getting asked about the best winter coats that will stand up to the elements and are worth the investment. 

I’ve done my fair amount of trial and error over the years and I’ve found that styles like this Woolrich waterproof down coat from Bloomingdale’s are just what I need to survive the Chicago winter. The longer length is super flattering and keeps my lower half nice and warm, especially when you pair it with my go-to over-the-knee boots. And the detachable fur hood makes it feel a bit more upscale than your basic puffy coat! 

I’m all about coats that can easily take you from running errands to dinner out on the town, like this fur trim parka or this button-down version. The dark navy and olive green colors are gorgeous! I wore this coat on a walk around our neighborhood the other day and was nice and toasty the entire time (and it was COLD outside). 

If you can trust me on one thing, it’s my opinion on winter coats. This Chicago girl knows her stuff! Bloomingdale’s is a great resource for a good winter coat, especially a high-quality parka that will last for years. Surviving the next few chilly months can be hard, but a super warm coat makes it much more bearable! 

A good quality winter coat makes SUCH a difference when you live in Chicago—this amazing parka keeps me warm all day long! 

A big thank you to Bloomingdale’s for sponsoring this post!