Well, it's officially that time of year when folks who despise the cold (like me) start to fall into a seasonal depression — at least when it comes to getting dressed. No matter what I decide to wear to the office each day, it ends up getting shrouded under a puffer jacket, a giant scarf, some sort of headgear (usually a beanie) and gloves that make it impossible to scroll through Twitter Dot Com while waiting for the train. And, in my case, all of the items listed above are black. Talk about gloomy.
But, as usual, Zara has come to my sartorial rescue — this time with this chic wool wrap coat that comes in a sumptuous shade of taupe. It cinches at the waist to reduce the bulkiness that usually comes with cold weather layering, and the long silhouette makes it look much more polished than my usual go-to outerwear. Looks like my winter wardrobe won't be so depressing after all.
Wool coat with belt, $189, available at Zara.