I can’t be the only one who suddenly woke up this morning wanting to wear a plaid coat, right? Maybe it’s the overcast sky. Or the holiday season. But most likely it’s Taylor Swift’s new album Evermore, which I already know is going to be playing on repeat around here. On the album cover, the singer wears a plaid coat that already seems to be sold out everywhere. So, instead of despairing, I’ve put together an Evermore inspired plaid coat roundup!
The coats in this roundup are a mix of vintage and secondhand options. Honestly, I love vintage coats almost as much as I love vintage jewelry. And secondhand clothing is great way to explore your style in a more environmentally friendly way. Prices vary, with coats from roughly $100-$1000 at the time of publishing.
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There’s something charmingly practical about this 70s coat. The loose silhouette and hidden inner cuffs make this the perfect coat for someone who will actually go wandering around in the woods.
One of the things I always look for when I buy secondhand clothing online are raglan sleeves. Because there’s no hard line at the shoulder I always end up with a better fit. This Jason Wu coat has more to offer than just fit though. The plaid fabric has a “chalk stripe” effect because of a generous nap on the fabric, meaning it is likely to be warm and cozy, in addition to looking great. I’m also a big fan of the all silk lining and perfect hem length.
If you want something with Evermore vibes but that can also be worn to the office, this is the coat for you. The neutral pallet of tan, cream, and black is classic enough to fit in anywhere. The large scale of the pattern combined with a simple silhouette and narrow lapels makes it feel modern.
Ok, this isn’t technically a coat, but it’s so cute that I couldn’t not include it. Am I the only one getting Evermore meets Red vibes from it?
This is the coat for you if you’re wanting something a bit more girly or feminine. It’s got the same cool vibes and easy to wear shape as the original, just in a softer color pallet.
Another good option for someone who wants a softer looking coat is this Missoni option. The multi-colored plaid pattern is broken-up by small rectangles, giving the pattern a modern twist. The soft pallet, oversize patch pockets and curving shawl collar make this a great option for someone who likes unique finds.
The best part about this coat has got to be the texture. The thick yarns used to weave the fabric add so much dimensionality and interest. Plus, the belt is great if you prefer a more fitted silhouette.
This work-shirt style coat with a large-scale plaid pattern is full of great details. I’m very into the bias cut yoke and large patch pockets.
If you’re vibing with plaid, but generally prefer a more minimalist style, this Michael Kores coat is a great option. With a minimalist silhouette, no collar, no cuffs, no visible pockets, and hidden closures, this coat is as simple as it can get. It would be perfect for someone who loves
The actual coat featured on the Evermore album cover is by Stella McCartney. It’s safe to say that is likely to sell out quickly, if it hasn’t already. As an alternative, may I suggest this secondhand plaid trench coat from the designers 2019 collection? It’s perfect if you live in a warmer climate and don’t actually need a heavy wool but it’s easy to picture wearing this coat while running around the woods too.
If you like the idea of plaid but want something a little more conceptual, this McQueen jacket might be the right pick. It looks like warm wool scarf that somehow has been draped to form a jacket. The vibe is “cozy, but make it extra”.