In case the cool temperatures didn't clue you in yet, winter is on its way, and that means it's time to start thinking about buying winter coats for kids. Whether you are in the market for girls winter coats or boys winter coats, these 10 picks are perfect for your kids.
So, what should you look for in kids winter coats? Professional wardrobe stylist Victoria Dessoff Gloster of Urban Darling says to look for kids winter jackets that have enough room for kids to move about freely in them. "To do that, I look for coats that are made the way adult ski-wear is made. They are lightweight, which is critical, otherwise kids will resist wearing them, neat looking -- and stay that way -- are almost indestructible, and really keep the elements out, especially if hoods are attached," says Gloster.
What about wool? Gloster says it's not the best choice for everyday wear. "Wool can be both heavy and stiff for little ones who like -- and need -- to run around, and it will absorb rather than deflect moisture, so not a good exterior choice," says Gloster.
So, what are some good choices?
The fleece Denali jacket from North Face is thin and moveable. In fact, kids often wear them indoors and out. But in chilly temperatures — (not super cold though) —a lightweight option is perfect. Plus, it fits easily into lockers and is available for both boys and girls (The North Face, $99).
These jackets have so much versatility and can be worn thee days. Choose from a hooded snowboarder jacket, a Performance Fleece zip jacket or layered both together. This jacket is perfect for the changing winter temperatures and is available for both boys and girls (Old Navy, $70).
This simple, classic winter coat has clean lines and is designed to keep kids warm at temperatures below zero. It's also water-resistant and wind-proof, and has special sleeves that expand. This coat is available in a variety of sizes for for both girls and boys (Lands' End, $99).
Insulated with L.L. Bean's 650-fill-down insulation, this jacket is extremely warm and comfortable. It's has a water-resistant shell that's perfect for all of your kids favorite winter activities and is available in fun colors for girls and boys (L.L. Bean, $89).
The outer layer is water-resistant nylon twill. The inner layer is fleece and can be removed depending on the temperature. Keep this jacket around for fall, winter and spring because each of the components can be worn on their own, too. Available for boys and girls in three colors each (The Children's Place, $70).
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