When I was a little girl, I always thought a coat ruined my outfit. I thought, this has got to be the worst thing ever! I saw the coat as an obtrusive object, which never went with my outfit.
As time went on and I matured; I have realized it is warmth over beauty.
Coming from the northeast, I am in total disbelief that Texas has reached ultra-low temperatures. I am even more stunned by the number of individuals not quite familiar with the detrimental affects of temperatures as low as 28 degrees.
I am overtly proud of my northern roots, which have helped me to develop a fictitious layer of blubber; however, my intellect secedes that of those who bear the bitter winds with bare backs.
My concerns peaked when walking through the mall on Christmas Eve. After noticing a few outfits, I realized a trend…no one is wearing or carrying a coat. Then, I began to wonder…is it just me or are these people ludicrous? Right as I began to diagnose these people, I began to think of my childhood hatred towards bulky coats.
Coats truly aren’t the enemy. They can easily accent an outfit or could be just one layer to an ensemble. No matter the size of a coat, there are ways to accessorize: