Everyone has a favorite staple winter coat that they’d be frozen and frostbitten without. Whether it’s a puffy parka or a sleek wool coat like this Fashionista, your choice of outerwear makes up a large part of your daily outfits. While it’s so easy to throw on jeans, UGGs and a sweatshirt under your coat every day, it’s important to remember that your basic winter coat is one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. Dressing it up or down or changing up the feel of the coat is easy with a few choice accessories.
This Fashionista took her relatively plain black coat and gave it a militaristic punk vibe with her edgy accessories. Her choker style necklaces are somewhat classic, but when layered give off a messier, more casual vibe. This Fashionista also adds a faux fur and leather purse is a funky way to add a pop of color to an otherwise monochromatic outfit. Her skull studded motorcycle boots add weight to the bottom half of her outfit, balancing out the look. She completes her outfit with a pair of shredded tights, which adds texture. This Fashionista does tiptoe the line between inspired and full on punk, but her classic wool coat ties the look together and adds a sense of sophistication.
While you may not be entirely comfortable going for the punk theme, your accessories can take your coat from basic to any number of styles. Swap out this Fashionista’s metallic necklaces for classic pearls and edgy boots for some riding boots for a preppy look. Add a beanie, Dr. Martens and a statement gold chain for a more urban feel.
Spotted: You can find elements of our Fashionista’s look in Alexander McQueen’s 2014 pre-fall collection. The collection features heavy shoes with metallic accents, choker-length necklaces and fur, trends that this Fashionista is clearly rocking. Moreover, she has the attitude and overall feel of a McQueen girl.