If you live in any sort of climate where there are four actual seasons minus climate change, then chances are you struggle with staying warm in the winter. Especially if you’re from the frigid poles of God’s green earth—which you wouldn’t know because all you get is gray tundra grass when the snow melts for like, a month.
Purchasing outerwear isn’t cheap, but neither is the value of your temperature-regulated life. You can always hit up your local thrift store for some inexpensive, lightly used puffers or items you can effectively layer. “I bought my first major winter coat at a Goodwill,” says ONE37pm senior photo editor Sarah Jacobs. “It was a down Cole Haan; really warm, but a gross brown color—wore it for years!”
That said, outerwear is an investment—honestly, everything else you can just buy cheap. Well, most everything. Plus, despite being trapped in a frigid wasteland, like anything above the 36th parallel north let’s say, doesn’t mean you can’t look fresh to death. But what coats can you purchase that will both look good and actively fight off frostbite? Here are ten.