Wool Cocoon Coat + Stripes

Happy Friday, friends! Today I have another outfit with my grey cocoon coat. Since we were just talking about timeless wardrobe basics yesterday, I figured today was a good day share an outfit I created by combining a bunch of my favorite closet staples.

Winter Outfit Inspo: J.Crew Wool Cocoon Coat, black & white striped cashmere v-neck sweater, black AG skinny jeans, Stuart Weitzman Women's Alljill Suede Over-the-Knee Boots | Jo-Lynne Shane #fashionover40 #winteroutfit

You may remember this coat from the lavender sweater and white jeans post. J.Crew carries some version of this coat pretty much every year because it’s that good. Well, guess what???

Right now it’s 35% off PLUS an additional 50% off THAT, bringing it down to $115!

It’s starting to sell out, but there are still quite a few sizes left at the time of this posting.

Winter Outfit with J.Crew Wool Cocoon Coat | Jo-Lynne Shane #fashionover40 #winteroutfit

I tend to be the girl who wears the same coat all the time for every occasion, but lately I’ve been trying to add a few classic coats to my closet so I have more variety. After all, this time of year, your coat is often the only part of your outfit people see!

I decided a grey coat would be a nice wardrobe addition so when my mom asked me for Christmas gift ideas, I suggested this coat.

A wool coat levels up an outfit in a way most puffer coats don’t — although I still wear and love my puffer coats. They’re by far the best coats for the coldest weather days, but a wool coat is more versatile because you can dress it up or down.

For size reference, I have this coat in a 6 and it’s roomy. I can easily wear it over a chunky sweater or even over my leather moto jacket if I want to. I usually wear a 6 or 8 in coats, so I would say it runs true to size, or a little big. If at all in doubt, size down.

Winter Outfit Inspo: J.Crew Wool Cocoon Coat, black & white striped cashmere v-neck sweater, black AG skinny jeans, Stuart Weitzman Women's Alljill Suede Over-the-Knee Boots | Jo-Lynne Shane #fashionover40 #winteroutfit

Underneath, I’m wearing this black and white striped cashmere sweater and black jeans. At first I was unsure about this top because stripes can do funny things, but I really love the wide black trim at the v-neck and cuffs, and it’s just so comfortable. It’s a great price for cashmere, too, at $69.

You can appreciate the wide black band at the waistband more when it’s paired with white jeans or blue jeans, but I also like it with the black.

Winter Outfit Inspo: black & white striped cashmere v-neck sweater, black skinny jeans, black suede over-the-knee boots | Jo-Lynne Shane #fashionover40 #winteroutfit

I got these AG jeans at Amazon, believe it or not! And actually, that’s where I got this Rebecca Minkoff satchel as well.

I’m really impressed with Amazon Fashion these days, and it’s only getting better. They recently partnered with Shopbop, which means even more designer brands are available with Amazon Prime. You can see all my Amazon Fashion picks here if you’re interested. I also added my Amazon Influencer page to the SHOP tab on my menu bar.

My biggest tip for shopping Amazon Fashion is to know your prices, or at least compare to other sites before buying. Sometimes you can get good deals, and sometimes the prices are higher than they are elsewhere. Oftentimes the price on a single item will vary by style and color, so pay attention to that too, but the convenience of Amazon Prime shipping & returns is really sweet!

I love the contrast of the light grey coat against the black and white outfit, and the red scarf adds the perfect punch of color to brighten up these dreary winter days.

Winter Outfit Inspo: J.Crew Wool Cocoon Coat, black & white striped cashmere v-neck sweater, black AG skinny jeans, Stuart Weitzman Women's Alljill Suede Over-the-Knee Boots | Jo-Lynne Shane #fashionover40 #winteroutfit

Unfortunately my exact scarf sold out. Nordstrom has had this scarf for at least two seasons. I got it in grey last year, and I liked it so much that I bought it in red this year — both times it was 40% off. I actually think infinity scarves may be on their way out… I haven’t seen them as much this year, but this traditional fringed cashmere scarf is 40% off and comes in both red and burgundy.

Other closet basics included in this look are my pearl earrings and Maui Jim sunnies. I finally invested in real pearl earrings because I wear them SO much and I plan to have them forever, but these glass pearl post earrings are a great dupe for $18.

Because so much of this outfit is classic, I wore a fun choker with hoop drop to give it a little pizzazz and keep it from being too safe.

Winter Outfit Inspo: black & white striped cashmere v-neck sweater, black skinny jeans, black suede over-the-knee boots | Jo-Lynne Shane #fashionover40 #winteroutfit

I wore black over-the-knee boots with this outfit for this post, but I wore the same outfit with ankle boots to meet a friend for drinks last weekend, and I like it both ways. I was able to snag my OTK boots for 60% off at Bloomingdale’s during a clearance event, but I can’t find them anywhere now for that low of a price, although they’re 40% off on the Stuart Weitzman website, which is still a pretty good discount for this brand. I’ve also linked to a few similar-for-less styles below.

I really like the classy effect the grey cocoon coat has on this outfit. Here’s a view without the scarf. It’s definitely a cleaner look, but I really miss that pop of red — although I did a red lip, so that helps!

What I love about this outfit is everything I’m wearing is a quality piece that can be mixed and matched with other items in my closet for a variety of looks for all occasions. Best of all, most of them are currently on sale!

Winter Outfit Inspo: J.Crew Wool Cocoon Coat, black & white striped cashmere v-neck sweater, black AG skinny jeans, Stuart Weitzman Women's Alljill Suede Over-the-Knee Boots | Jo-Lynne Shane #fashionover40 #winteroutfit

J.Crew cocoon coat $115!!! // Halogen striped sweater 20% off // AG legging ankle jeans (similar for less – these are really good AND 40% off!) // Stuart Weitzman Alljill OTK boots 40% off (similar for less / lower heel option) // red scarf option // WHBM choker with ring drop // Rebecca Minkoff Mini Perry Satchel 44% off (similar for less) // sunnies c/o Maui Jim

photo credit: Alison Cornell

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