Modern City Outerwear

Okay, with the crazy heatwave going on in LA right now, looking at these photos is like a breath of much needed cool air! During my travels earlier this year, I teamed up with Mackage to find the perfect coat for each of the cities I visited. Being a California girl at my very core means that I’m pretty spoiled when it comes to weather (the temperature drops down to 60 degrees and all of a sudden I’m “freezing.” I know, I know).  Thankfully, because I’ve consistently traveled to various cities with much cooler climates than sunny Los Angeles, I’ve found that a good coat is the difference between staying warm & looking chic or freezing my you-know-what off! Keep scrolling to see what coats I swear by to keep my warm and chic for each city!


Home sweet home! Like I said, I’m pretty spoiled with California weather, so I don’t need a giant fur coat when I’m home in LA. This Nori Jacket from Mackage is the perfect LA coat. It’s tailored, chic, and the leather belt is great for cinching my waistline. The collar is perfect to flip up for those times the wind picks up to keep my neck warm!


Paris in February… while gorgeous, is quite cold. That’s where this Kay coat comes in. The last thing I want is to wear a coat and feel like I’m a giant marshmallow, but the tailored and fitted silhouette of this coat kept me really warm.  I really loved the look of fur lined collar and the fact that this coat was super breathable. It also managed to keep me feeling really cozy and looking Parisian chic! For looking so sleek, you’d never guess that this coat has a comfort zone of -25 degrees!

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Ah, New York. This last fashion week in NYC was kind of icy, to say the least. I don’t have to deal with snow at home, so for an average New Yorker something like this would be just a day in the life! But this Cali girl was ALL about her Rena-X coat during the NYFW snow storm. This coat is fully lined with fur which kept me very comfortable and toasty. Plus, the parka silhouette has a drawstring waist feature to help cinch my waist in!  Whats not to love?

While I only have to tolerate the crazy cold temperatures of New York and Paris maybe once a year, I’m so happy that I now have my go-to Mackage coats to keep me warm (and looking oh-so-chic) no matter how much the temperature drops. Not to mention plenty of layers, some hand warmers and lots of hot coffee.

Whats your #1 concern when looking for a coat? Let me know in the comments below!



  • Jamie Looks says:

    It looks cozy and great at the same time.

  • ANGELEBABY says:

    love this! love how the coats still have a defined waist, so chic

  • mainou says:

    Love how you featured the different jackets!

  • esther says:

    Love all these coats- suit each location xx

  • you make outerwear look so chic! x

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  • Jandrew says:

    Versatile and smart outerwear , I love ❤️ the take on the modern parka ! However at a certain temperature fashion goes out the window!
    Dress The Part

  • Grace Yoo says:

    I love these jackets! I wish california got cold so I could wear these 🙁

  • Alison says:

    That first LA coat is definitely my favorite! I think you might be able to pull that off during European cold spells as well! Lovely post as always, Chriselle!

  • Jennifer Hu says:

    Honestly, I am a Floridian so I am in the same boat as you Chriselle. The coldest Florida gets is in the sixties, and I go to school in Philadelphia. I have this Marciano coat I got last year and it is the perfect layering piece (although given my small frame, the sleeves appear a little too big but oh well). I look for something that is city chic and I am always a sucker for light colors.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Loving all of these different styles 🙂 They’re all perfect for their respective climates/temperatures! And yes, I remember when I went to New York for Fashion Week this past February! It was sooooo cold! Looking chic as always, Chriselle! Have a great weekend!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Aria Di Bari says:

    Those coats are beautiful! I love the belted one on the first photos!

  • Savannah says:

    I love the contrast is temperatures haha! Most of the time you can get away with a trench coat and a jumper in winter still! It used to be a lot colder though in Europe when I was growing up x

  • I love your coats so so much! <3 They're the most important to a F/W outfit since that's what people will see the most!

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  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Jada says:

    I am obsessed with Mackage outerwear! I have a jacket by them that hold up year after year and continues to look chic! Definetly a great investment piece!

  • Diana says:

    So chic hun!

    || The Neon Factor, by Diana ||

  • Natali says:

    Your first outfit is absolutely incredible, styled to perfection and so futuristic!

  • Jae says:

    OMG seeing the snow makes me wish Winter was here already. It’s been too summery in New York.

  • LENA says:

    Nice looks! Oh, I saw pics of you at the Michael Kors show! You looked great!

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  • Naznin says:

    Beautiful images! Love your coat! <3

  • Brooke Komas says:

    Outerwear is my favorite! I’m actually ok with cold weather but would like to visit LA sometime. Lovely photos!

    xx Brooke

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Wowww, that faux fur lined coat just looks so cozy … such a cool look! 🙂

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  • Fatou Diaw says:

    The temperature difference from Europe is so crazy

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