Winter has a bad reputation, there is no denying that. It's cold, it's gray, it's snowy, and in the Midwest, it seems to last forever. However, there is also no denying that winter is here. And let me tell you, as a Fashionista, it’s a tough task to keep warm while still remaining stylish.  As a Southern California native, I am about to experience my third real winter here in Iowa City (because apparrantly that month of 50-degree days in Southern California simply doesn’t count), and I must say, I have learned one important lesson on how to survive a winter in the Midwest: a good, warm coat is a necessity.

While those long, puffy, hooded North face coats are absolutely essential for 20 degrees and below, a good peacoat is also a must-have purchase for the upcoming months. They are perfect for relatively warm winter days (which seem to be scarce), a night out with friends, a dinner date and for those transitional months like November, December and March, when the sun just can’t seem to decide whether to shine or not.  

Peacoats come in a wide variety of colors, lengths and prints. You can try a classic hue like black, camel or gray, but the coats are also available in brighter colors like cherry red or acid blue.  Prints are very popular this season, and peacoats are not to be excluded from this hot trend. Aztec-inspired, plaid and leopard are a few common peacoat prints I have spotted. Peacoats are available in a variety of lengths as well, including cropped, mid-thigh and floor length styles.

If you are looking to staying warm while still maintaining your Fashionista status, look no further. The peacoat is your answer.

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