Wear It Five Ways: Tweed Coat

One of my spring wardrobe staples is this super versatile tweed coat (also here): it is warm enough for chilly mornings during transitional weather, but not so bulky as to be shapeless. This statement coat also pulls together outfits in an instant and energizes even the most tired of ensembles (I am looking at you, white-blouse-and-jeans). I have also been…

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Plaid Coat & Wooly Hobe

I received the Hobes Wooly Hobe as Christmas presents from a stylish friend, and they have barely left my feet on the weekends since. My favorite thing about the Wooly Hobe is that, because they are so warm and cozy (filled generously with super soft lambswool), you don’t need to wear socks, even on the coldest winter days. As I…

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Ruffled Cable Knit Sweater

Sweaters are having a moment (as much as something this basic can). They went from something seen as fairly humble and utilitarian to suddenly being as aspirational as a designer handbag. For me, statement sweaters are a silver-bullet solution for (soul-crushingly) one-note cold-weather outfits. With a statement sweater, you can easily elevate even the most basic outfit (like the sweater-and-jeans…

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Camel & Charcoal

I am on a self-imposed outerwear ban right now, because I am struggling to offload old coats to make room for the FIVE (!!!) new ones that I purchased this winter. One piece that’s on the short list for donation is this Kimchi Blue Cozy Mid-Calf Duster Coat that I got from Urban Outfitters some years ago. I still like…

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Perfect Alignment: Pleated Plaid Skirt & Wrap Collar Coat

There are a few useful rules of thumb for choosing what coat to wear with an outfit: the one I follow (almost) religiously calls for pairing skirts and coats that are similar in length (ideally the skirt is an inch or so longer than the coat, allowing a little bit of the hem to peek through when the coat is…

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