Recently I was killing time before a hair appointment and wandered into the Lole store, which is an under-represented and under-rated brand IMHO.
There were a lot of new arrivals and right away a winter coat caught my eye. What was surprising about it, though, was the color: olive.
Most winter coats fall into a limited color palette: black, more black, navy, red, black again. Skiwear can mix it up, especially edgy designs for snowboarding, but standard-issue winter coats tend to be blah.
Other brands are in the olive business this winter, too.
Here’s a North Face heavy-duty coat at Nordstrom’s:
Olive in a cloth version from Kristen Blake:
An adorable polka dot coat from Prana:
A splurge-y ($900!) Canada Goose number:
And an even pricier (don’t ask) Burberry option: