I think everyone has a favorite coat, and now that snowmageddon is over, I can start dressing normal again (and not like an eskimo).
As you get older I think everyone gets a standard black pea coat. I got a black wool trench from Banana Republic, and it has lasted me 6 years and through several trips to Europe. When I was in New York City a little over a year ago, I saw the perfect addition to my black coat- a WHITE coat. I found it at Zara when I was out shopping and had to have it.
(Pictures courtesy of Sally Manlove Photography)
I think that the coat wardrobe that Olivia Pope wears throughout Scandal is the PERFECT example of why you should branch out and get a light colored coat. Yes, it gets dirty fast and you have to be careful where you wear it, but it looks so fabulous when styled properly. Here I'm dressed down with jeans and flats. If you don't like white, go for a lighter grey. Here is an awesome post from Buzzfeed about coats that you could find in Olivia Pope's closet in every budget.
There are quite a few sales still going on, so try to find something you love that is NOT full priced! Do you like white coats? I feel like people have opinions about them. Let me know in the comments below!