5 Jackets You Need To Survive Winter in New England

January 15th, 2018
Location  •   Stratton, Vermont

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I mean if this last week wasn’t a closet wakeup call, I don’t know what is. Over the past few weeks, New England has embraced the harshest of winter weather, from icy mornings, casual blizzards on the weekend and a full week of temperatures in the negatives; I felt it was time to share the five jackets you need to survive winter in New England.

Now that we are in the midst of winter, now is a great time to snag a high-quality jacket for a January sale price (usually 40%-60% off!). Retailers are typically trying to clear out winter styles in order to bring out vacation wear in February, so I pulled a few of my favorite sale jackets to help you get through the rest of winter. I think we all learned that New England weather can be a tad unpredictable, so I’ve shared a range of different styles, weights, and colors to round out your jacket collection below.

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This Wool Blend Wrap Jacket usually retails for $360.00 but is currently on sale for $179.00! Made by one of my favorite designers, Ralph Lauren, this jacket exudes timeless elegance and is crafted from a blend of cashmere and wool, for warmth and comfort. To be honest this jacket reminded me of the white wrap coat Meghan Markle wore in her engagement photos.

This White Puffer Jacket is the essence of warmth and weather protection and is always my go-to number when traveling to northern New England states during the winter. Whether I’m tagging along on a ski trip to Vermont or an ice-fishing tournament in New Hampshire, I basically live in this water-repellent, light-weight Parka styled jacket. Oh, and this jacket usually retails for $269.00 but is currently on sale for $169.99

This menswear-inspired jacket has been my everyday jacket leading into 2018. With a sophisticated double-faced wool blend, this jacket can be easily dressed up for an event, as seen here, or down for everyday activities as seen here. By far my favorite feature of this jacket is its balance between being both lightweight and warm, as some wool jackets can weigh you down like a pile of bricks. This jacket is easy to throw-on and has been by far my most-worn piece this winter; it currently retails for $223.50

This Sherpa topcoat is currently not on sale, however, it has been involved in many online flash sales (I’ve seen it up to 30% off). This polyester oversized fit duster is made for on the go street style. To me, this jacket just screams cabin in Vermont, I almost bought it before the holiday season but I knew more sales would come post-holidays madness, so it’s currently on my wish list and now I’m just waiting for them to restock, fingers crossed. This jacket usually retails for $265.00 but you can find a similar version here for $129.00.

This trench coat is my go-to winter to spring transitional piece, usually, it retails for $388.00 but it’s currently on sale for just $179.97! I mean that is a deal ladies and gentleman. I get a lot of questions about transitional wear and my response is always, purchase a trench coat. Whether you are transitioning from winter to spring or fall to winter, a trench coat is easy to layer and a year-round staple. In fact, I wore this trench coat so much, I purchased a similar one in navy a few weeks ago, last seen here in Friday’s blog post. All and all nothing says Parisian elegance like a trench and turtleneck combo.


All and all, winter style can sometimes feel overwhelming and pointless but don’t give up hope. Spend some time this week cleansing your closet of the old and taking inventory of styles of jackets and staples, you might need. I always recommend investing in good winter jackets before any other staple as you won’t get very far without one. Anyway stay warm and if you have time I’d love to hear what your favorite winter jacket is below.

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