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When traveling (or living) in the Midwest in winter, a warm coat is always a must – bonus points if it looks nice and not marshmallow-like! This swing coat from my friends over at ModCloth fits the bill for both. And how gorgeous is that burnt orange color?
I had originally pictured wearing this coat against a beautiful backdrop of fall foliage… however, this is Wisconsin, where Mother Nature does whatever she darn well pleases! So, we’ve skipped fall and gone straight into winter!
It’s been snowing and in the 20s (Fahrenheit) this last week, but this lovely swing coat (from ModCloth, but made by Collectif) has kept me toasty. I can’t get over how warm and heavy it is. This beauty has kept me warm even here in Wisconsin!
I absolutely LOVE its hood as well. I have a similar coat that isn’t quite as heavy or nice as this one… and I had complained about how that coat’s hood never stayed up when it was windy. However, with this coat… the hood is heavy enough to withstand a blustery day here in the Midwest.
It is a super large hood. though. So, sometimes it comes down so far I can’t even see!
I am all for a coat that I can also twirl in. These photos required minimal twirling effort too!
Another selling point for me is the deep pockets on this coat. I can comfortably fit my hands in them, and any other goodies I may want… such as a wallet or cellphone.
The size chart is also accurate for this coat. Collectif is located in the UK, so their sizes are all UK. I have a cape coat from Collectif (see it here), that I had ordered in a size 10… so, I figured a size 10 would work well in this coat too. And it did! However, if you’re planning to wear some REALLY bulky items under this coat, you may want to size up. I’m wearing a sweater and a scarf under it. But if I was wearing a super thick sweatshirt, for example, it would be a tight fit.
My only complaint about this coat is that it’s been a real bugger to get the wrinkles out of it… thanks to the packaging it came in.
Oh, and I have to show off what I’m wearing under this coat! I have this sweater in the dinosaur print and am so in love it… I wanted it in the apple too. It fits just as perfectly and it’s so comfortable. I like to wear an extra layer under it too, especially when it’s been as cold as it has been!
The weather isn’t supposed to get any better around here either. It sounds like we’ll be breaking records next week for coldness and snow. But with cute winter gear like this… I say bring it on!
Is it winter by you already too? Or are you enjoying some milder temps? And what are your thoughts on swing coats like this for winter? Let me know in the comments!
Where to find it:
Coat: c/o* ModCloth
Sweater: c/o* ModCloth
Boots: Sam Edelman
Scarf: Old (Similar here)
Earmuffs: Old (Similar here)
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*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.