Six Coats (Plus My Review of Rent the Runway Unlimited)


I know when most women hear the words “Rent the Runway” they automatically think dresses. And did I originally started my Rent the Runway Unlimited subscription because I had six weddings this year, most of them with the same group of friends, and didn’t want to spend money on dresses I’d only wear once. Of course, I could re-wear dresses, but if I’m being honest, I like shopping and fashion and so the option of renting something out of my comfort zone (and not a simple dress that I could wear over and over again) appealed to me.

So, I started my monthly subscription and this year’s “wedding season” was substantially less stressful. The wedding in Hawaii with a welcome luau and Hawaiian black tie dress code for the big day? Easy. The Charleston winter wedding (my brother’s) requiring something for the bridesmaid’s lunch, rehearsal dinner, and long, black bridesmaids dress? Done. 

What’s been more surprising about my subscription though, is how much it’s helped with the stress of getting dressed for work five days a week and finding something fun for special occasions (that aren’t weddings). The subscription isn’t cheap, at $159 / month, but I get four items at a time that I can rotate in and out as much as I want. This is especially easy since RTR has a physical store in San Francisco.

This winter, I’ve even scooped up a few coats to supplement my gray, black, and camel staples. Here are a few coats currently in my closet or my “Hearts” section on RTR.

  1. Saylor Faux Fur Emanuela Bomber Jacket: A leopard print bomber isn’t something I’d spent $375 on because it’s such a statement, making it the perfect trendy rental.
  2. Scotch & Soda Satin and Canvas Jacket: I love the blush and tan skin on this puffer. The gold zipper and teddy collar are the icing on the cake.
  3. La Vie Rebecca Taylor Dot Faux Fur Coat: If I had somewhere fancy (and cold!) to be during the holidays I’d have snatched this up. 
  4. Heart loom Plaid Kai Coat: This arrives just in time for the holidays and I can’t wait to wear it!
  5. Waverly Grey Plaid Hunter Coat: This coat had me at windowpane plaid in navy and gray. 
  6. Cupcakes and Cashmere Plaid Adi Coat: I wore this to a big meeting for a confidence boost and got so many compliments. I love the duster length and unexpected orange accent.
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