Snow in San Diego, record lows in Chicago–this winter’s already shaping up to be one for the books, but like any of the style-obsessed we’re looking forward to the frosty chill’s immense outerwear advantages. Though cold fronts are popping up in the usual (and most unexpected) spots, we’re totally taking it as a chance to show off our supreme coat prowess with picks suitable for the season’s wacky weather. Lucky for you, we’ve hunted down the ideal option to tackle stormy temps from coast to coast–we know how you like to travel–without taking up too much space. Your best bet for batting the cold on the fly? A down jacket that’s both pretty and packable. Take your sartorial savvy on the go with any of these insulated, winter-chic wonders. Colored, cropped, tailored and beyond, we’ve found all of your future favorites.
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