A Case of Coat Lust

Confession: I have many winter coats. There’s the 3/4 length periwinkle wool overcoat, the chunky-knit turquoise peacoat, the 70’s butternut squash colored fuzzy cape, the plain black wool number with the best hood ever, and the abbreviated khaki raincoat. I love them all, and wear them all, too.

Obviously I am not a one-winter-coat girl, but I think it’s OK because I’ve had most of my coats for several years, and clean them each Spring to keep for the next year. I always think my coat wardrobe is complete, but then I’m tempted with the likes of these…..

Coat 1

Hoodlamb Drop Top in Natural at The Hempest, $249

Coat 2

Hoodlamb Hemp in Camoflage, at The Hempest, $259

cashmere coat

Stewart+Brown Altai Coat, on Paygaya, $795

coat 4

Passenger Pigeon’s Double Breasted Hoody in Hemp and Cotton, at Sodafine, $188

coat 6coat 6

Stewart+Brown Wool Khara Coat, at Pangaya, $374

Coat 7

Delano Collection Organic Wool Ramona Coat at Greenloop, $425

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.