This fall it’s all about roomy coats in thicker fabrics which is good news for layering, but not so good if you’re trying not to add extra bulk. The best way to wear it? Look for off-the-body cuts in exaggerated shapes like the traditional pea coat, cropped jacket, tweed or motorcycle. Empire and trapeze cuts offer additional room for laying but be wary of piling layer upon layer.
Here are six quick tips to keep warm when the temperature drops while still ratcheting up your style quotient.
Dress around your jacket. This means even if you wear the same coat day in and day out you can make it fresh with the garments you wear around it. This saves money because you don’t need to feel as though you need a week’s worth of outerwear to stay stylish. One coat is plenty for the season.
Proportions are critical. If you’re wearing a roomy coat, stick for leaner lines in the rest of your ensemble. Try find knits and thinner pants for a sleek, yet au current look.
Mix your textures and cuts. Want to wear all brown? Try a camel hair coat in a loose cut, pair it with brown suede pants and taupe fine knit sweater for a sweet yet refined look.
Show off your feminine side by belting your coat.
Remember your coat should add to your shape, not conceal it.
And finally don’t overstuff. Want more ideas? Contact Ruby, Inc. for your complimentary consultation today.