Thanks to the ol’ capsule wardrobe, I was prepared for cold weather before it hit. I had my cold-weather clothes ready and waiting this morning. Hooray!
I realize that sounds like the smallest win ever, but it feels like a big deal to me. Anyone else?
Since it’s so damn cold, let’s talk about the coat of the year — the wrap coat — and three ways to wear it.
#1 Cozy + Closed
You’ll feel: Polished + like Olivia from Scandal. (Confession: I’ve never seen the show although everyone tells me I need to stop what I’m doing and binge watch it rightthissecond.)
Pull it off: Just wrap + cinch the coat belt tight in front + adjust the shawl collar to your liking. From here you’ve got a nice blank canvas to play with. I tossed on a scarf for some color and wore my bag across my body for some visual interest.
#2 Half Open + Tied
You’ll feel: Like you belong on a cool-kids-only street in New York or Paris.
Pull it off: Pay attention to what you’re wearing underneath — it’ll determine the success of this look — and then tie the coat belt off to one side. Here, I kept things minimal with an all-black outfit, letting the contrast make the statement for me.
#3 Open + Draped
You’ll feel: Like a street style star, because they all wear big, open coats. You also might feel a little mischievous. You’re basically wearing a blanket in public and getting away with it.
Pull it off: I prefer to tie the belt in the back and cinch it tight (notice how close the belt loops are tied) to keep a bit of girlish shape in there. But, it’s probably more street-style-cool to just wear it completely open without the tie in the back. The unstructured lapels will move + fold throughout the day, but that’s part of the charm. Go with it.
Stay warm out there! Anyone have any suggestions of fun + warm things to do while we’re inside hiding from the cold?