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The 3 Coats You Need Living in the City


From left: the Podolls leather jacket, Burberry ‘Reymoore’ trench, Filippa K cocoon coat, similar here.

I mentioned here that I’ve recently moved to San Francisco from Silicon Valley. I’m having a great time and learning how to adjust my wardrobe for City living. Coats are without a doubt a necessity in San Francisco – between the chilly wind or fog coming in off the Bay, there’s almost always a need to have one handy. Here are my top pics for the most useful types of coats to have in order to cover all occasions.

The Cocoon Coat

Perfect for covering workwear or bundling up over sweaters on the weekend, the cocoon coat makes me feel protected from every chill.

The Raincoat

California has been experiencing more ran this year than in years past – thank goodness! I invested in this amazing trench so that I’d still feel like going out, even on the worst of rainy days. The removable hood and lining makes it ideal to transition for clear days coming in the spring.

The Leather Jacket


A classic staple that belongs in every closet. I’ve been eyeing various leather jackets for years and finally took the plunge and invested when I moved to the City. This piece will seamlessly take me from Friday night drinks after work to Saturday night out on the town.

Photography by Melissa Gisler Modanlou