Fall Must Have Coat


My must have fall coat for a rainy gray day in DC? This lightweight wool red topper from Ann Taylor…


My husband and I recently took advantage of a drizzly day to do some monument-hopping in our nation’s capital. DC monuments are super crowded every single day of the year, but poor weather minimizes the hoards of people somewhat.

Ah… people. Just before this photo, a crazy jogger ran by and yelled some obscenities at us!

In any case, it was the perfect 50 degree day to wear this lightweight coat from Ann Taylor. I got mine years ago, and it’s still going strong, but there is a very similar version of this red coat in the store nowfall-outfit2

My outfit was actually inspired by Amal Clooney, who recently sported a red coat over a wintry floral dress with tights and booties. Instead, I opted for my new Charles and David pumps, which are actually walkable.


This coat is great for keeping you toasty during cool fall mornings and light enough that you don’t feel overheated when the temps warm up in the afternoon.

There are so many versions of this topper now in really fun colors. I’m thinking of going for bright green or yellow later this fall.


What about you? What’s your must have fall coat? In what color? Let me know in the comments!