Purple Tie-Waist Coat // On sale!!! One of my all-time favorite coats. Also available here.
Lavender Cable Knit Sweater // The coziest, and comes in the prettiest color.
Black Jeans // How did I live without these for so long? HOW?!
Chelsea Boots // My go-to shoes from October to April.
Colored Gem Earrings // Sold out, but similar linked!
Sunglasses // There sort of make me look like John Lennon, but I still like them!
I’ve spent my entire life living in chilly climates. In fact, as sad as it is to say it, New York is the warmest place I’ve ever lived. I grew up in Chicago, which is very cold, and went college in Syracuse, New York, which isn’t quite as cold but gets much more snow. And as a result of living in places with such chilly winters (though honestly, New York really isn’t that bad!), I’ve developed quite a coat collection. To me, investing it coats makes sense: You wear them for the majority of the year, every day. My favorite sort of coat to add to my closet? A statement coat.
You can probably deduce what I’m talking about when I say statement coat: A coat in a bold color, or a unique cut, a garment that makes people stop you on the street to pay you a compliment. (The latter is exactly what happened while wearing this coat!) This long purple coat was my statement coat purchase of the 2017/2018 winter season. I’m obsessed with the color and the tie at the waist — plus the length, which is unlike any other coat I own!
This coat is from J.Crew, and they are seriously the best when it comes to brightly colored statement coats. I love the classic cocoon coat, and how cute is this furry one? If you’re looking to build up your own statement coat collection, now is the perfect time: Since stores are starting to roll out spring items, coats — like the one I’m wearing — are going on sale! You can still get a month or two of use out of it before packing your coat away for the summer, and come November, you’ll have a cute coat to break out to ring in the season!
A note on the rest of the outfit: I’m obsessed with this sweater, which is oversized and comes in the pretty lavender-pink hue. I actually wore it to work today with my black jeans, which have become my go-to pair of pants in my closet. Fun fact: I didn’t have a pair of black jeans before this winter, and I don’t know how I lived without them. Whether it’s going out, going to work or just running errands, I find myself reaching for them. Seriously the most versatile pants! Which, I know, is not revolutionary, but if you don’t yet have a pair in your closet, rectify the issue! I promise, you’ll be glad you did.
I got these Chelsea boots last Christmas as a gift, but I am definitely planning on repurchasing whenever I run them into the ground. (I will say though, I’ve had them for over a year and they’ve held up well so far.) They are seriously the best shoes to throw on throughout the fall and winter, and look equally good with skirts and dresses as they do with pants. This outfit has essentially been my uniform for the past month: Black pants, comfy (but chic!) sweater, wool coat and Chelsea boots. Case in point: I wore this exact outfit to work this week!
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