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My Life, Styled :: Crazy for Coats

January 15th, 2013

Crazy for Coats | Jen Pinkston for Camille Styles with photos by Denise Crew

True story: There was frost on my car this morning when I was headed to the gym! That may not sound like a big deal to some of you, but it’s a pretty rare occurrence here in Southern California. It took everything in me not to run inside and jump back under the covers. While on the treadmill, though, I couldn’t help but think that this might be the perfect excuse to invest in a new coat. They happen to qualify as some of my favorite investment pieces since they’re the first thing people see in these blistery, winter months…and just imagine the collection we’d all have if we each just bought a single new coat a year! I get excited just thinking about it. If you’re looking to grow your own collection, here are three coats that you’ll look for an excuse to wear all winter long…

Crazy for Coats | Jen Pinkston for Camille Styles with photos by Denise Crew

Bright: No matter how dull and gray the weather, a bright coat brightens up any room! Especially if your wardrobe tends to be more neutral in color palette, you can add a bright coat on top of just about every ensemble. (This little orange number is from J. Crew!)

Crazy for Coats | Jen Pinkston for Camille Styles with photos by Denise Crew

Printed: I fell immediately in love with this Rachel by Rachel Roy coat. I love the black and white print with casual, every day looks. You can make the look as eclectic as you like by mixing pops of bright color and other patterns or keeping the look simple and neutral. 

Crazy for Coats | Jen Pinkston for Camille Styles with photos by Denise Crew

Camel: Oh the camel coat. This is one of my favorite colors in general, but in a coat I especially adore how sophisticated and chic it is. Paired with black by night for a dressier, edgier look and with winter whites by day for a classic, feminine look, this is a coat that will never go out of style!  (This one if from Zara! Similar ones here and here!)

Stay warm out there, friends!

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46 Comments under :: My Life, Styled :: Crazy for Coats
  1. Samira says:

    love the first one!

  2. Great coats! I love them all. Where are the shoes from in the picture with the orange J.Crew jacket? They’re great shoes!

  3. Lauren says:

    these are fabulous coats!

  4. Chelsea says:

    So fabulous. I love color and print so much that I forget about a good neutral coat. Unless you count leopard! Love that camel number, might have to look into it. xo

  5. michelle says:

    Your faces are adorable….you make those coats look amazing!!

  6. Sarah says:

    Who are the tan wedges by? LOVE!

  7. alex says:

    Yes, love all of the coats but where are the shoes from?!

  8. HANNAH ELOGE says:

    Love them all! I have always had neutral colored coats, this winter I was ready for something new! I grabbed this fun red coat from a nearby boutique… I am so glad I went with new color this year!

  9. Jen! love this post I love the ZARA coat and you know how much I love ZARA!

  10. […] and daylight that lasts until 9pm.  In an effort to appreciate the present last week, I bought a new winter coat  and have been cooking with all of the seasonal ingredients I imagine I will miss when the weather […]

  11. brandyn says:

    Precious Jen- heart the black and white RR brocade coat- super eclectic- easily dressed up or dressed down- Love

  12. Hank says:

    The polka dots under the tan coat are so cool.
    A brilliant touch!

  13. I am loving the pic of you in the black and white Rachel Roy coat, Jen! Adorable!!


  14. Jenna says:

    Jen, I’m so obsessed with this post! I’m on my way to buy a new coat.

  15. kayschoening says:

    I love all the Coats!!! I think I need a new one!

  16. Jeannie says:

    These are all so great! I love the colors. Putting one of those on would pick up my mood any day of the week no matter how cold or dreary!

  17. Shara Peace says:

    You are precious, Jen! I need more long coats like these for our single digit weather…I am WAY out of my league here in CO! This Texas girl is becoming quite the coat collector.
    You make coats exciting!

  18. Wesley J. says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the bright J. Crew coat! Great way to brighten up a day like we are having here in Austin today! 🙂

  19. Kate says:

    This makes me want to go out and purchase a new coat for this chilly weather. Jen- you’re style aways brightens up a gray wintery day 🙂

  20. sam says:

    Love the coats – so fashionable yet so comfortable looking. Perfect for a cool or cold day.

  21. Blair says:

    LOVE the coral jacket, Jen // Perfect way to brighten up these chilly LA days! I am also diggin’ the cute little ponytail 🙂

  22. laurielulu says:

    I haven’t owned a coat since I hit menopause and as a SoCal native, I haven’t needed one. This year, I really really need one and want one too. I adore all of your suggestions.

  23. Annie says:

    I love the pink one! You look so fashionable and cozy…

  24. Jen Bilik says:

    So cute! Love the storytelling quality and the photography especially.

  25. Wendy says:

    Love them all, especially the orange! Love your column!

  26. […] collection!  These are some fun bonus shots that Denise took while we were shooting for this post over at  Any favorites?  I am really loving the black and […]

  27. Jackie Collins says:

    very cute and fun blog. love the coats AND the model. she’s adorable!

  28. Kat says:

    I love this post. I can’t decide which coat is my favorite they are all adorable!

  29. Brooke says:

    I LOVE the JCrew jacket. I have been waiting for it to go on sale for months!

  30. Mindy Joseph says:

    I just got my first camel coat and I love how it goes with everything! Love the bright J. Crew one, too!

  31. Susan says:

    WOW – they are all awesome on you. Think though that the 3rd one might be the one for me. Love it!!!!!

  32. Jen Cole says:

    Love the black and white print!!!

  33. Gaye says:

    Cute! Cuter! Cutest! On you they all look great.

  34. lise says:

    i love the first coat and the orange j.crew coat…….ooohhh, and i love the shoes with the j. crew coat. love, love, love….

  35. Pat says:

    The coats are classy and elegant – perfect for all occasions!!!

  36. Lexie says:

    Love the coats you selected! Also, the polka dot blouse is so so cute!

  37. Natalie McGuire says:

    Great pics!!

  38. sueann says:

    This makes me want to wear coats all the time…but who could look as adorable as you in them?!

  39. Angie Franklin says:

    I love these pictures. Your coats are terrific. Coats are really my weakness too. I just bought two new jackets for the spring at Burlington Coat Factory. They have great prices, so I couldn’t resist the splurge, plus they really look great.

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