If you love utility jackets and are looking for a winterized version, this affordable option from H&M comes in 6 colors with hundreds of good reviews! Cozy features include a shearling-like “pile” lining along the torso (not at the sleeves), and the hood has a removable fluffy faux fur trim. If you want something different from the usual green and black utility jacket, the dusty rose option is very pretty against the beige faux fur and gold hardware.
And on the topic of “pile,” if you have a little one, these pile bear coveralls (also in “natural”) are amazing! I probably ordered similar furry bear suits from 5 different brands before finding the best one that’s easy to wiggle baby in and out of (thank you, FULL length zipper), super warm, and nice quality. I love the foldable mitt (a little long on her arms) and footie flaps and the cotton lining. Nori is always toasty when we take her out of this after a stroll in frigid temps, and she often dozes off in it.
Other features of this jacket include adjustable drawstrings at the waist and bottom, zipper + snap front closure, a slightly lower dipped back hem, and front pockets that can be accessed from either the side or top. It’s labeled as a parka, but I found it to be more of a warm jacket and not heavy like a true dead-of-winter parka (such as this weighty LOFT option).
Fit-wise, H&M usually runs a little small, and their sizes shifted down in recent years so I used to wear a 2 and am now a 0 there. Size 0 in this fit well on me with the sleeves being a tad long. Note I am trying on size 2 in the rose and green, and size 0 in the black.
Item DetailsFaux Fur jacket with pockets XS
I also saw this very soft faux fur jacket that’s slightly reminiscent of a longer jacket I have. Color is beige with a feminine hint of light pink. I love the luxe look of jackets like this paired with trousers or ankle pants, or a dressier ensemble for cocktail attire. Size XS is slightly big on me. I couldn’t find this one in stores, but how fun is this spotted faux fur option!
Item DetailsFaux shearling moto jacket sz 0 (also in black)
I can’t find this jacket online at the moment (saw it earlier!), but there were a couple at the Boston Newbury St store in size 0. This edgier jacket is currently on sale and features a plush faux shearling lining all around the torso in addition to at the generous collar and cuffs.
Item DetailsBiker jacket size 2 in dusky rose (also in black)
I’m on a rose kick and was hoping this jacket would be the perfect addition pre-spring, but I wasn’t in love with the material. The color was beautiful and the jacket was warm, but the fabric is a “felted” material whereas I’d prefer something textured or leather-like. I’m trying on size 2 (smallest that was in store) and the sleeves are very long on me – a 0 would fit better on someone similarly sized.