STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Coat Check, Please

Style Advice of the Week

There is an endless list of things you can get with only twenty dollars. A trip to the movies (popcorn included). A manicure to pamper yourself. Lunch at your favorite spot. Even a great coat that’s on par with designer fashion trends.

That last one may surprise you, but this Fashionista, who got her coat for a mere twenty dollars at Charlotte Russe, is proof that you can find signature pieces for less.

The perfect jacket, whether military inspired like the one pictured, a classic trench or a sporty anorak, is the most important staple of your spring wardrobe. It will take you from the last few cold days of winter into the slightly warmer spring ones, cover you during seasonal showers and serve as the first impression for your entire ensemble. This last function serves to be the most important in my opinion. A coat should not be an excuse to cover up, rather as this Fashionista demonstrates, an opportunity to stand out.

With your jacket of choice, the key to any spring ensemble is layering. Leaving her jacket open to reveal a colored tank and cardigan, she accentuates the gold detail on her jacket with an added pop of color from her mustard scarf. The key is to utilize basics such as a cardigan, pair of leggings and your favorite boots to create a simple, sophisticated look. Add a bright scarf or intricate jewelry as an unexpected detail for a truly memorable look.

Now, take that twenty dollars and put it to good use!

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