Style Guide: How to Dress up Your Winter Coat

This winter is full of potential to serve up some fresh looks, but navigating all of the latest trends can be tricky. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of 3 coat trends to try and some tips for accessorizing them. First off, consider what type of coat you’re going to wear! Knowing what piece you styling around will be crucial to inform the rest of you’re styling decisions. For example, if you plan on dressing up a longer jacket, you would want all of your accent pieces to play into the shape and length of the coat; so if your coat is going to cover up your legs, then you might opt not to wear statement boots which would be hidden by the coat. If you’re struggling to decide what kind of jacket to wear, consider one of these!

  1. Trench Coat 

Trench coats are very much in this season. They’re a great way to dress up or down an outfit. The timeless nature of this coat means it can be worn to channel the past for a more retro look or worn casually for a modern streetwear look. When styling a look with a trench coat, it’s important to remember that the coat is the statement piece, so your accessories should enhance it, not distract from it. I recommend embellishing your coat with some chains and safety pins for a more alternative take on the classic. Or, if you’re going for something a little more sophisticated, you can try some brightly colored jewelry pieces to add a splash of color to the look. 

  1. Faux Fur Coat 

Faux fur coats are another prevalent trend this season. They’re a great way to play into this season’s themes of glamor and elegance as we approach the colder months. What’s especially fun about these coats is that they have such a large variety of styles; they come in creative styles like the coat above with its checkerboard print or with artificial colors, but they also have more demure looks, too (those would be the coats that attempt to imitate fur more realistically rather than attempt to be artsy). When accessorizing this style of coat remember that fur coats are an extravagant item. They lend themselves to metallic accents and jeweled accessory pieces. 

  1. Leather/ Pleather

Finally, we have another timeless piece: the leather jacket. This is another style that can be worn many ways, but it might be in your best interest to try combining trends with this one. Another jacket trend this season is the oversized bomber jacket, so consider styling a leather bomber jacket like the one above. These jackets can of course be worn in a glamorous setting, but they definitely have a stronger presence in streetwear. You might use it to freshen up an outfit you already love as the piece is very versatile. Consider wearing it with cargo pants, boyfriend jeans, or a maxi skirt and boots.

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