For many of us, a really SERIOUS winter coat is a necessity in the capsule wardrobe. Realistically, I couldn't get through the winter without my parka that sort of resembles a cross between a sleeping bag and a wee portable padded room...
But let's focus on getting a more attractive, more widely useful winter coat. I've chosen a mixture of accent colors and neutrals, and tossed in yet another scarf because it's difficult to have too many scarves!
My friend in black and brights wants a statement coat to stand out in the crowd of black - and this blue should do the trick, eh?
|coat – Sportmax,boots – Aquatalia by Marvin K., scarf – Jimmy Choo, Skirt – Desigual, black v-neck sweater – Vince, red scarf – Isabel Marant Etoile,black denim jacket – J. Brand, red loafers – Robert Zur, abstract tee shirt – Balenciaga, earrings – Toosis, nautical scarf – Brooks Brothers, striped top– Malene Birger,black white red scarf – Vince Camuto, black tee – Hallhuber, blue shirt - Uniqlo, black cotton and cashmere cardigan – 10 Crosby Derek Lam, watch – DKNY, bracelet – Simon Sebbag, white cotton shirt – Diane von Furstenberg,grey tee– T by Alexander Wang , black sweater – Hobbs Londonnecklace– Lamprini, red blouse – Cutie, grey cardigan - Mango, black linen trousers – Viyella, black jeans – Current/Elliott, grey pleated trousers – Alberto Biani, skirt – Joseph, bag – Gregory Sylvia, pumps – Trotters, grey ballet flats – Café Noir, pointed toe loafers – Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn|
My lady in navy is looking for a dark neutral coat, but some pretty flowers for an accessory. This coat has lovely flaired sleeves, and the snap at the neckline is designed to resemble a flower! The boots will be ideal with khaki, and will be a classic accent with navy.
|Coat – Marella, boots – Attilio Giusti Leombruni, scarf – Dickins and Jones, dress – Sea, cardigan – Labo Art, tank top – Oasis, navy and tan jacket – Madewell, canvas shoes – Wanted, floral tee – MSGM, earrings – Dorothy Perkins, yellow sweater– Woolrich, pastel scarf – Collection Weekend, navy silk tee – Theory, aqua tee - Reiss, navy wool cardigan – Miu Miu, bracelet – Brooks Brothers, watch – Anne Klein, beige and navy checked scarf – Aquascutum, green shirt– Silvian Heach, navy blouse – Vince, tan pants – Uniqlo, skirt – Hobbs London, white silk blouse – Nic + Zoe, silk necklace– Saako Design, yellow tee – Warehouse, beige cardigan – Marella, navy trousers – Viyella, navy jeans – Uniqlo, bag – Halogen, pumps – Jimmy Choo, ballet flats – Me Too, black penny loafers – Cole Haan|
If you have a lot of patience, you can find a winter coat that includes both of your neutrals! (Actually, if you have enough patience, you can find anything. I spend 8 hours a day looking at clothes and accessories, and I swear that there's nothing imaginable that's not being manufactured somewhere...) While this lovely woman strongly considered a dark neutral scarf, when she spotted the perfect blue of her favorite accent color, she grabbed it and ran!
|Coat – Tomaso, boots – Frye, scarf – Nordstrom, light blue sweater – Dear Cashmere, khaki skirt – Merona, shirt – Equipment, tan jacket - Lands’ End, suede oxfords – G.H. Bass and Co., brown patchwork tee – Szen, earrings – Kasturjewels, brown blouse – Alberto Biani, square scarf – Radical Chic, brown cotton tee – Uniqlo, yellow top – Uniqlo, chocolate brown fleece cardigan – L.L.Bean, necklace– Givenchy, floral blouse - Topshop, light blue tee– Velvet, watch – Timex, beaded bracelet – Chan Luu, blue and brown scarf – Paola Pecora, blue blouse – Uniqlo,beige pants – The Row,skirt – Precis, ivory silk blouse – Jaeger, tote – Coet, pumps – Vaneli, tan marled cardigan – Junarose, brown twill trousers – Lands’ End, brown jeans – Viyella, tan ballet flats – Michael Michael Kors, tassel loafers – The Flexx|
It might take months to find an accent color coat, but when you find one, it's meant for you!
|Coat – Jil Sander, boots – BP, scarf – B.A. Printed Artworks, leather jacket – Jaeger, black turtleneck – Uniqlo, black jeans – R13, black jacket – Minimal, canvas shoes – A2 by Aerosoles, floral tee – Jason Wu, earrings – Max and Chloe, blouse – Closet, dark scarf – Erfurt, caramel tee – Hallhuber, blue tee – Majestic Filatures, coral tee shirt – Warehouse, caramel wool and cashmere cardigan – Customer Lovers, bracelet – Tiraphan Hasub, watch – Fossil, light scarf - Play Mantero, ivory silk top – Jaeger, black trousers – Mint Velvet, skirt – French Connection, bag – Dorothy Perkins, black cardigan – Michael Michael Kors, carnelian, quartz, amethyst, lapis necklace– Ritu, blue linen shirt – Jaeger, coral silk blouse– Equipment, copper twill trousers – Lands’ End, caramel jeans – Toast, pumps – Sole Society, black ballet flats – Armani, brown ballet flats – Frye|
Ms. Navy and Grey has shown a fondness for sweatshirty, soft and snuggly, so this is the obvious coat to capture her heart. Another pretty but warm scarf is perfect with this coat, but will also look great with lots of the wardrobe already in place.
|Coat – T by Alexander Wang, boots – Roberto del Carlo, scarf – Nina Ricci, cardigan – Joseph, white tee – Majestic, navy skirt – Nina Ricci, grey hoodie – Uniqlo, shoes – Reebok, floral blouse – Parker, earrings – Majorica, sweater – Dear Cashmere, navy and grey scarf – Hinge, lavender blouse– Marni Edition, pastel scarf – Twisted Muse, silver grey tee – Hallhuber, pink top– Velvet, lilac tee shirt – Nougat London, grey cashmere cardigan – Jaeger, watch – Fossil, bracelet – Majorica, navy cardigan – Dorothy Perkins, white cotton shirt – Diane von Furstenberg, necklace– Saako Design, pink shirt – Fenn Wright Manson, silver grey trousers – Viyella, grey jeans – Rebecca Taylor, navy trousers – Jacques Vert, skirt – Marc Jacobs, bag – CK Calvin Klein, wedge pumps – Trotters, navy ballet flats – Geox, tasseled flats – Trotters|
|Coat – Mary Portas, boots – Cobb Hill, scarf – Mosaique, cardigan – Distante, floral blouse – Zanetti 1965, jeans – J. Brand, beige hoodie – Uniqlo, canvas booties – Matisse, floral sleeveless top – Dorothy Perkins, wooden earrings – Hring eftir hring, zigzag infinity scarf - Brazen, Turquoise angora sweater– Roberto Collina,khaki tee – Target, jasper and pyrite necklace– Nangara by Julia Fusinato, turquoise blouse – Ralph Lauren Black Label, tan cashmere cardigan – La Garconne, watch – Armani Exchange, bracelet – Chan Luu, ivory silk blouse – Jaeger, striped scarf – Missoni, olive tee – Shu Moriyama, olive cardigan – Merona, tan trousers – Hallhuber, beige jeans – Morgan, olive trousers – Isabel Marant Etoile, skirt – Vicky Tiel, bag – Longchamp, maroon tee shirt – Linea Weekend, blouse – French Connection, penny loafers – Cole Haan, wedge pumps – French Sole, olive ballet flats – Chloe|
Tomorrow, more accessories! Woman does not live by one pair of earrings...