Looking Cool While Keeping Warm: Choosing Men's Outerwear on a Budget
Source: Academy Brand
Winter is coming, and itís time to put away the summer clothes and unpack the heavy-duty winter gear. If your winter coat is filled with more holes than actual fabric, it might be time to invest in a new one, but it doesnít have to cost you a fortune. Aside from buying second-hand or swapping with friends, there are affordable options for menís outerwearóand no, we donít mean just sucking it up for the winter. Keep reading for a list of budget-friendly outerwear solutions that will keep you (and your wallet) warm and happy through rain, sleet, snow, or shine!
1. Rain Jacket
If you live in a warmer climate, you might be able to sneak by with just a raincoat for your winter season. If so, youíre going to save a ton of money, feel a lot cooler (literallyóa rain jacket wonít weigh you down like a winter jacket does), and have a lot more options to choose from. Since you donít need a quality filling to keep you warm, you can really choose a style that you love; weíre seeing tons of longer rain jackets in bright, fun hues like yellow, baby blue, and green.
2. Pea Coat
A classic option, the pea coat literally never goes out of style, and itís pretty hard to mess up. If youíre on a budget, the pea coat is a smart choice: you can find tons of affordable, heavy-duty wool pea coats that are well made, and they can work on both casual and smart outfits so youíll get a lot more wear out of it.
3. Bomber Jacket
Athleisure is one of the hottest trends around, and bomber jackets are a great way to infuse the look into your everyday wear. If youíre looking for a casual look that you can wear on nights out and errands, you canít go wrong with a laid-back bomber jacket, a beanie, and sneakers. Theyíre surprisingly warm, and they look fantastically layered over long plaid shirts, denim jackets, hoodies, and pretty much anything else you can fit under there. The best part is? Theyíre a fraction of the price of proper winter jackets! The Academy Brand has fantastic on-trend options that youíll love to add to your winter wardrobe.
4. Trench Coat
Sometimes, you just want to get your detective look on and for that, nothing beats the oldí trench coat. Just like the rain jacket, itís a great option if youíre looking for something water resistant and not too heavy; unlike the rain jacket, itís much more stylish and suitable for work and evening wear. If the classic beige isnít your style, try black, cream, or even grey for an interesting change.
5. Down Jacket Warm coats within the budget arenít easy to find, but they do exist. If youíre looking for the most warmth for your buck, choose a down jacketóitís come a long way since the early puffer jacket days, and now you can get the warmth without the bulk. If you opt for the synthetic down filling instead of actual feathers (save the ducks!), youíll save a bundle while bundling up.