A winter coat can feel like a prison. Okay, maybe that’s a tad dramatic. But after several months of inclement weather that requires the same heavy outerwear layer to be worn at all times, the winter coat can feel a bit pesky. And while there are ways to spruce it up (experimenting with layers, belting your coat, bla bla bla) sometimes you just need a new item to cure your seasonal blues.
If you’ve already got a coat rack full of options then start things off by donating what you’re not wearing. It’s a good way to offset the environmental impact of buying more things but still allows you to refresh your wardrobe. After that, consider the texture, color palette, and overall vibe of what will keep you happy and warm. Once you’ve got a general idea, you’ll be pleased to learn that there are most likely budget-friendly options that check off your boxes. Ahead, our roundup of aforementioned affordable warm coats you’ll wear for years to come.