Whether or not you like this trend, the teddy bear coat is here to stay! Or at least that’s what I think, anyway. I know that you all appreciate my ever-so-stylish opinion on all things fashion, hence I’ll save you the trouble to look for an excuse not to buy a teddy bear coat this season and get one now! You know I’m being sarcastic, right?! As I really don’t want to come across as a pretentious B… Anyway, after the successful Instagram poll on whether or not I should do this post, 75% of you kindly said yes! Hooray! To be honest, I was going to write this post anyway… oops! Nevertheless, I do appreciate your opinion and I’m trying to do everything I can to incorporate your suggestions into my blog.

Even though astronomically speaking December marks the official start of winter, January is the month that gives me the wintery vibe. With temperatures dropping so do our moods and I find the first month of the year to be the hardest. During times like this, I’m trying to be more optimistic and just focus on what I want to achieve throughout the year. However, I’m always failing to do so, hence I turn to my favourite things to do – eating chocolate (then go to the gym!), watching my favourite TV series, and shopping! I specifically like the latter as you don’t even have to spend a penny, you can just do window shopping! However, if you’re on the lookout for a nice coat that will not only keep you super warm and comfy but also stylish and teddy-bear-like cute, then look no more! Ahead, 3 reasons why you (and I!) need to get a teddy bear coat.

#1 The Teddy Bear Coat Is The Trendiest Yet Stylish Coat On The Market

Filling 80% of your Insta homepage, the teddy bear coat is the second most desired statement piece after Kim K’s posterior! I have no idea why I made this reference but I’ll leave it here… At first glance, a teddy bear coat might not give you the stylish buzz you want. However, as soon as you put it on, everything changes! Personally, when I see the coat on a hanger it gives me hipster-homeless-like vibes. Shockingly, when you take it off the hanger and on your shoulders – you look like a million-dollar baby… or teddy. It’s the number one piece that will give you that stylish yet ‘I literally spent 5 minutes to assemble this’ kinda look.

#2 It’s Warm

It’s January, it’s freaking cold and we need to layer up! Long gone are the days when ‘layering-up’ meant throwing two or three sweaters on top of each other, making you look like a real-life pig in a blanket. By opting for a teddy bear coat, you get not only the style but also the warm factor to a whole another level! We no longer have to hide underneath those layers of sweaters and sweat immediately after we go indoors. On top of that, we won’t look like we ate half of the food in our fridge! It will keep us warm, comfy and stylish. It’s a win-win situation!

#3 Teddy Bear Coats Are Versatile

Jeans, skirts, leggings, dresses – the teddy bear coat goes with all! You don’t even have to put that much effort into your outfit. Choose the right colour and size, and you can keep your style simple. Personally, I would opt for brighter teddy bear statement pieces such as this light pink-ish one or this gorgeous warm brown one! Since I’m obsessed with beige, I would probably go for a beige teddy! However, those two colours are sure to match whatever colours you decide to put on underneath your teddy bear coat. For a casual look, get yourself a short teddy bear jacket. Match it with a pair of jeans and black ankle boots. For a more stylish and wintery look, opt for a darker and longer teddy bear coat. Pair the latter with a midi bodycon dress with fluted sleeves and you’re sure to steal the spotlight!

If you’re like me, you’ve probably bookmarked 20 pages with teddy bear jackets and coats! If you haven’t – ahead are some options that might or might not float your boat. I’m yet to get my teddy piece, but I’ll be sure to show it off when and if I decide to get one this season. Beige is set to be my number one choice, so I’ll keep my eye on any upcoming sales from my beloved shops. If you’ve already come across some beige teddy bear coats, please send a link or two across, will ya?

So, what do you think of this trend? Is the teddy bear coat here to stay or leave with 2018?

My Top Picks:

Neutral Ultimate Teddy Coat by Whistles
Borg Teddy Jacket by Monki
Contrast faux fur coat by Mango
Light Before Dark Pink Teddy Hooded Jacket by Urban Outfitters
Black Faux Fur Teddy Coat by New Look
Notched Teddy Peacoat by Free People
Borg Teddy Coat by Top Shop

x Mariya