Best Bet: In the Trenches


Though freezing temps and unwelcome snow have us longing for spring, there is a (faint) silver lining to the current weather: seasonal sales. It's the best time to snag winter coats, leather boots, and other pricey investment pieces that would otherwise blow our shopping budget. Built by Wendy's spring merchandise is arriving later this month, and in the meantime the store's fall and winter wares are on deep discount. Our top pick is this double-breasted tweed trench, a cold-weather staple done up in a heavy wool blend that will keep you warm for the rest of the winter. The belted waist and flared skirt create a universally flattering silhouette, whether it's layered over dresses or knits. It's currently half-off (down from $394), so get one before they're gone.

Winter Tweed Fit and Flare trench, $197 at Built by Wendy or online.