The Outfit Making Coat

I’m calling it now. Winter of 2020/2021 will be the year of the coat.

With most dining and other social activities happening outside, our coats may be all anyone sees once the weather turns cold, so I’m looking to level up my outerwear game this year.

Thus, I present to you… The Outfit Making Coat.

The second I laid eyes on this belted blanket wrap coat, I knew it needed a permanent place in my closet. It’s fully lined with a shawl collar, and it’s lightweight enough to keep it on if it’s really cold out.

I really like the stripes as opposed to the more common plaid. It’s pretty much like wrapping up in a cozy blanket, while keeping you chic and stylish.

If you want to leave it open, you can belt it in the back, like this. But more often that not, I will probably wrap it around and tie it for extra warmth. It’s true to size; I’m wearing the small.

This coat looks great over casual sweaters and jeans, but for this post, I wanted to show it as more of a work wear or dinner out look.

I styled it with a grey turtleneck, my Spanx perfect black pants, and suede pumps in a gorgeous shade of oxblood.

The pumps are old, but I found a few sizes left at Amazon. L.K.Bennett is a luxury British fashion brand made popular by the Duchess of Cambridge, but they’re getting harder and harder to find at American retailers. Mine came from Zappo’s a few years back.

I really like how the burgundy suede coordinates with the coat. I hunted around and found this pair, which looks similar, but there aren’t a lot of burgundy suede pumps around right now!

I also want to mention this bag. It’s such a nice classic camera bag in a butter soft pebbled leather, and I love how it has slip pockets on the outside to hold your phone.

I feel like Michael Kors gets overlooked a lot these days, but he makes a good quality bag, and you can usually find good sales on them. This one is currently $126 at Macy’s.

I added a pair of gold geometric hoops as my only accessory, but you could certainly do a mid-length or long necklace if you like.

As I plan content for the rest of the fall and look ahead to winter, I’m definitely going to be featuring more coats. In fact, I have a bunch upstairs right now that I plan to try on and compare.

What types and styles of coats will you be looking to add to your wardrobe this season?

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belted wrap coat // similar turtleneck // black pants // similar pumps // black crossbody // earrings

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photos: Alison Cornell