Tuesday, March 13, 2012 • 12:28 AM •
Montreal winters are deadly. It’s the time of year when people feel the least attractive. It’s tough to maintain looks when you can hardly feel your face, you’re avoiding slushy puddles and ongoing construction at every corner, and your glasses get covered in condensation the moment you get inside. I have been trying for years to find a coat and a pair of boots that is both good for the slushy/icy freezing winters AND makes me feel confident as I walk from the metro station up University Street to class.
Luckily for me, it’s spring time where I live. The only thing I need to consider now is the fact that these pieces cost more than my entire semester’s tuition. I knew that this would be my last chance to post about coats in awhile, since warmer temperatures are hitting our city hard and it’s time to focus my attention on fresh and new items for the summer. These are my picks off the runway for transitional weather.
I love mannish coats because if you can look feminine while wearing them, then that just makes you feel even more feminine. It makes you feel like that girl. And by that girl, I mean the girl who’s wearing the coat that’s too big for her, yet somehow looks really stylish in her cloak of a coat. The practical side of me thinks about how much air insulation these coats must give, allowing them to be warm without being stuffed with goose feathers.