The holidays are a time of comfort, warmth and connection. The chance to visit loved ones – some of whom you might not have seen in some time – gives you an opportunity to express yourself, and there’s no more immediate way to make an impression than through what you’re wearing. Rudsak’s winter collection has a coat for just about every holiday occasion. This year, make sure you’re looking your best during magical moments of connection with the ones you love.
For the holiday party with friends
It’s the end of the year and let’s face it, you’re ready to let loose a little. Christmas and New Year’s parties are plenty, and you’re looking for a coat that pops – one that will help you celebrate in style. The Milani does just that and more: In statement colours like gold and metallic blue with a leather hood trim and bold black zipper, this coat is sure to show off your festive side. Better yet, it’s made durably, with a water-resistant exterior, zip-off mittens, and an interior zippered dickie, so it’ll keep you warm in sub-zero temperatures as you party-hop on long nights out. Pair it with the chunky Telise heel – a powerful platform with traction soles that prevent slipping. Stylish and sturdy, these lace-up boots will draw attention the moment you walk into the room.
For long days of gift shopping
Holiday gift shopping can be stressful, and you’ve got quite a few long days at the mall ahead of you. Layering will be your best friend as you bounce from store to store, gathering gifts for the ones you love. You’ll need a weightless, undemanding coat that’s easy to wear as you carry an armful of shopping bags. The Mheka is exactly that. This puffer jacket is warm enough to don on friendlier winter days, but light enough to wear indoors, it even has a back pouch to store your mitts and beanie while hitting each store. On colder days, pair it with a leather moto underneath, like the Massi or Mergo. Versatility is key on hectic days spent in long shopping lines, and the Mheka offers you just that.
For Christmas markets and other outdoor holiday festivities
If you’re planning to hit the outdoor markets, light shows or Christmas tree farms this season, keeping warm will be key. Invest in a staple coat that’s both utilitarian and original, like the Maloya or the Melodic. The two longest in Rudsak’s holiday collection, these jackets provide the best shelter on the coldest days out. Both come with dramatic hoods, protective sleeve cuffs, and high-quality down interiors to protect you from harsh winter winds. Plus, as single-piece items, they’re easy to throw on and take off. Don these coats with a pair of wool-cashmere lined Firmi gloves – a modern take on a timeless staple – and you’ll be well-equipped for every outdoor urban adventure. For an element of added warmth, layer the Seloh or Steep underneath.
For long trips home for the holidays
Long lines, delays, and traffic: Being home for the holidays is one thing, but getting there is entirely another. For that prolonged car, train or plane ride home, you’ll need a bag that’s light, versatile, and easy to carry around and to stow away when needed. The quilted nylon Pelia is the perfect partner in crime for your commute home. It’s just the right size for your laptop and a few essentials and comes with leather handles and a long, padded shoulder strap so you can switch up carrying styles based on what’s convenient. Pair it with the Medla, a chic, knee-length puffer jacket that’s cool and easy to carry.
For those first impression moments
Meeting your in-laws for the first time is special, but it can also be nerve wracking – and first impressions are everything. You’ll want to wear something that makes you feel confident, yet classy. Sophisticated yet approachable, the Taplin or the Molda are perfect coats for your first interaction with your significant other’s family. Both coats offer a modern twist on the classic coat styles to make sure you stand out at least a little. They’re elegant at their core but feature distinctive touches that will give you an edge with your new family.
For that hometown holiday date
Home for the holidays and reuniting with an old flame? You’ll want to look your best: stylish enough to leave an impression, yet effortlessly cool enough to leave your date wanting more. The Mahkia is the perfect coat to showcase your solid fashion sensibility. A puffer with a lustrous exterior and metallic lining, it’s on-trend and sleek. The jacket comes with a detachable scarf – a unique addition that will keep you warm and make a statement all in one go. Throw this jacket on top of a mini skirt or pair of black cropped flare jeans and you’ll keep your love interest hooked long after Christmas is over.
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