I am a huge fan of color, but I love muted tones at the beginning of fall and winter. I’ve discovered that a fun way of adding dimension to a muted color palette is to play with pattern and texture on your outerwear. I’ve owned this Zara coat for at least 5 years and I always find new and interesting ways to pair it with items in my closet. I opted for adding a floral dress, also from Zara, and flats for exploring Chinatown during a recent visit to San Francisco. The embroidered coat adds an interesting texture to an otherwise simple floral dress. My suggestions for finding the perfect accent coat are …
Select a color that inspires you or makes you happy (winter is depressing and dreary enough).
Choose your favorite silhouette. In the end, you feel happier if you accentuate what makes you feel most confident.
Last, but not least, think functionality. The coat I’m currently wearing works well for west coast winter days, but will not work well for winters in the Mid-Atlantic.
See some of my favorite coats of the season below. Happy Shopping!
Gloverall Exclusive Check Duffle In Royal Stewart Plaid (ASOS)
Love the pattern, so classic.
ASOS Petite Bonded Trench with Contrast Trims
Love this silhouette.
Alicia Bouclé Slouch Coat (Topshop)
My favorite for texture.
The 2007 Italian Stadium-Cloth Wool Toggle Coat (J.Crew)
My favorite for color.
Dress: Zara, longer version here