Even though it’s officially December, the weather here in Michigan is still trying to hang on to the last bits of fall, which I completely appreciate. With the impending winter right on the horizon it will be time to swap our lighter trench coats for something a little more resilient. Learning how to pick a winter coat that works with your style is an important skill to have when you live in a place that gets to temperatures where wearing a coat is no longer optional. With all the different styles, colors and patterns it can be a little daunting choosing a coat that will be versatile, but with a little help from your friendly stylist it can be a breeze. Here are my tips on how to pick a winter coat no matter what your style:
- Start with your personal preferences. Think about what you need and want out of your coat, those should be your top priority. If you want it a certain length, to be made of a certain material, or have special detailing put those things first and foremost.
- Pay attention to fit. Since the winter is all about layering, keep in mind that you will want to be able to rock a hoodie, long sleeve and maybe even more under your coat. Be sure you pick one that works for all the layers you plan to wear while still working with your body.
- Think versatility. The great thing about a coat is you really only need it for one season, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t versatile. Make sure you consider what’s already in your closet and pick a winter coat that compliments what you have.
Just like any layering piece, it’s good to have more than one option to reach for. I personally like to have two classic coats that I can rotate between for work and two or three bolder coats that can punch up a basic outfit. The key is to pick a winter coat that works for your lifestyle, your body and makes you feel like a million bucks, because a versatile coat is the best way to stay stylish in the coming cold months. See how else you can style a camel coat.
Comment below and tell me: What is your favorite kind of winter coat?
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