I think winter is officially here (in Toronto, anyway… we’re expecting snowfall this weekend?!) so it’s time to bring out the coats. Aritzia makes some of the best coats around (I’ve been buying them for years and have quite the collection now) and so I wanted to do a round up of my top 5 coats for fall and winter. I’m also giving away a $250 gift card to Aritiza – enter here!


This coat is so comfy and so warm.

Worn with:
Colour block sweater
Black joggers
Nike Blazer sneakers


This coat is so 70’s – my favourite fashion decade.

Worn with:
Grey sweater
AGolde jeans
Burgundy booties


This coat never goes out of style – get a good quality one and wear it for years.

Worn with:
Black jumpsuit
White mules
Another great classic wool coat option is the Stedman Coat.


A new favourite of mine – this coat is trendy but will last for seasons with a subtle plaid.

Worn with:
Floral maxi dress
Lace up booties


This jacket never goes out of style (and gets better with age). It’s also surprisingly warm when layered up.

Worn with:
Blue printed top
Beige wool pants
White mules

Thanks for my Aritzia fam for sponsoring this post!



  1. Karen
    10.25.2018 / 3:14 pm

    I’ve been creeping that wool blend coat for the last few weeks. You just made my decision for me! Love it

  2. Ashley
    10.25.2018 / 4:45 pm

    Marais Wool Coat

  3. Veronika
    10.26.2018 / 12:50 am

    The plaid coat is stunning!

  4. Emily
    10.26.2018 / 1:22 am

    Hard to pick just one! Great haul. Love the classic knee length wool coat – such a good staple!

  5. Estefania
    10.26.2018 / 1:50 am

    Love the leather jacket or the dujardin coat for milder Vancouver weather.

  6. Angela
    10.26.2018 / 9:06 am

    Love the puffer coats though it doesn’t get that cold in Australia.
    My favourite is the wool blend coat xx

  7. 10.26.2018 / 1:15 pm

    I need that super puff and teddy coat in my life! I love your try on hauls and that you’re a fellow torontonian!

  8. Shyrin Imperiale
    10.27.2018 / 4:22 pm

    Where is the link for the coats please?

    • August Diaries
      10.28.2018 / 11:20 am

      They’re all linked right below the names

      xx Jill

  9. Jen
    10.28.2018 / 4:36 pm

    How do you find the size of the Karl Jumpsuit? True to size? Size up? (Also, are you tall? Sometimes I find that unless I’m model-height, I drown in them!)

    • August Diaries
      10.29.2018 / 3:47 pm

      I got a 0 and found it great – I’m 5’5 so not model height at all haha. I do tend to hem my pants as well since they’re normally a bit long. Didn’t hem these though!

      xx Jill

      • Jen
        11.11.2018 / 6:42 pm

        thanks! 🙂
        my store doesn’t carry it so I was thinking to order online. That helps! 🙂

  10. Gigi
    10.29.2018 / 12:31 am

    Everything looks absolutely stunning on you! Can I ask what size you are in the jump suit and the floral maxi dress? Ordering from the U.S. and hoping to nail my size the first time;).

    • August Diaries
      10.29.2018 / 3:47 pm

      Of course! I got a size 0 in both – I would say the dress fits smaller than the jumpsuit. I hope that’s helpful!

      xx Jill

  11. Sam
    10.29.2018 / 12:47 pm

    Can you please add a link to the third option? I think its a wilfred wool coat but I do not see it linked. Thanks!

    • August Diaries
      10.29.2018 / 3:44 pm

      So sorry about that Sam – it’s called the Lyon coat and it’s linked now!

      xx Jill

  12. Julie
    10.30.2018 / 6:08 pm

    I’m in looove with the Super Puff Mid! So stylish and great for our cold winters!

  13. Alyssa Katzikowski
    10.30.2018 / 7:57 pm

    I am LOVING the teddy coat! I need it!

  14. 10.30.2018 / 9:11 pm

    I love the plaid gray wool coat! You are gorgeous keep up the fun videos I love them!

  15. Kate
    10.31.2018 / 1:18 am

    Love all the coats!! Your style is literally perfection. I’ve actually been wanting to get the Stedman coat in camel. It’s just so gorgeous! I entered the giveaway in hopes that’ll help me out a bit 🙂 Will def. be waiting on new styling vids from you! xo

  16. Marija
    10.31.2018 / 7:34 am

    I love love love the plaid wool coat! Such a classic ❤️❤️❤️

  17. Stacia
    10.31.2018 / 9:41 am

    The superpuff just looks so warm and easy to wear. I didn’t get one last year but seeing this makes me think I need it!

  18. Carly
    11.02.2018 / 9:09 pm

    Love the teddy!!! Looks soo warm and cozy❤️

  19. Alicia
    11.20.2018 / 1:33 pm

    Love the shiny red! What size did you get in the super puff?

    • August Diaries
      11.20.2018 / 2:25 pm

      Size down! This is an XXS 🙂

      xx Jill

  20. Liz Burt
    11.29.2018 / 10:00 am

    What size did you get in the black super puff? 🙂 Thanks!

    • August Diaries
      11.29.2018 / 10:32 am

      Go down in size! I got an XXS!

      xx Jill

  21. Jess
    01.05.2019 / 10:05 am

    Hey Jill – I’m looking forward to an upcoming trip to Vancouver! Do you have any favourite raincoats?

    • August Diaries
      01.05.2019 / 1:24 pm

      Aritzia has good options – they carry a company called Rains which makes nice ones. Or I just wear a wool coat and bring an umbrella hah

      xx Jill

  22. Lesley
    10.08.2019 / 1:55 am

    Hi, sorry but I can’t find that Wilfred free sweater (one with red stripe you are wearing under puffy) online, is there a name for it?

    • August Diaries
      10.08.2019 / 12:29 pm

      Hi Lesley,
      This is an older video so unfortunately the sweater isn’t available anymore!

      xx Jill

  23. 02.22.2020 / 5:54 am

    You have an awesome winter fashion collection, and from your top 5 coats, the TEDDY COAT is my favorite, And you have made a super cool combo with that bane coat.

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