FASHION FROM ABROAD: Overcoat And Out

Fashion From Abroad

Last week's article officially kicked off the holiday season, but nothing puts a damper on Christmas cheer like the sudden, seemingly-drastic temperature drop December usually brings. There's nothing worse than being ill-prepared for cold weather, and I have belonged to the underdressed party on more occasions than I would like to admit. This week's Fashionista offers a remedy for the chill with a coat that promises a super silhouette without sacrificing the important things—comfort, limbs, etc.—to the biting winter air.

It's been impossible to miss on the London streets this season—the oversized, slightly boxy boyfriend coat is definitely the cool girl's weapon of choice for fighting the war on winter. When worn with a crisp white button-up, thick sweater, simple skirt and cozy tights (like this Fashionista), the style becomes timelessly classic, perfect for a day spent in classes, shopping on Oxford Street or frolicking through Hyde Park. Pair a fur version of the coat with a patterned midi dress and stacked heels for a girly vintage vibe, or allow it to accompany a T-shirt, skinny jeans and Converse for a casually cool style. It's a worthy investment for an instant dose of downtown style, and definitely the coolest way to avoid frostbite this winter.

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