I was on a fashion hunt to find the perfect plaid, hip-length coat that was bulky and thick – because I’m someone who gets cold easily and who still lives in my low 30s when I wake up – but short enough that I can wear it all day without weighing it down like a longer coat. In addition, a shorter checked coat feels more like a transitional outerwear to me.
And when I discovered this red and black cozy plaid Sherpa pea coat ($ 48, originally $ 75) at Old Navy, I knew this was the coat for me. The teddy knit gives it the cozy and thick texture I’m looking for, and this one has a cozy Sherpa shell and a warm fleece lining.
Let’s take a closer look at what makes this hip-length checked coat a smart buy – um, it’s on sale right now!