Style Advice of the Week

A good winter coat is hard to find. You want your coat to look stylish while still keeping you warm, a daunting task seen as many winter coats are bulky and shapeless. Yet, along the cold streets of Boston University I found this Fashionista, who sheds light on the kind of coat we all need to invest in.

Our Fashionista wears light grey wool coat with leather accents from ASOS. A wool coat provides both warmth and a flattering fit for many body types, making it the perfect piece for colder weather. Not to mention, this coat’s light stone color is not your typical black, brown or navy blue outerwear seen during winter. Light grey or white coats can brighten up a cold day and stand out from the rest. Copy our Fashionista’s look with this similar wool coat from Topshop. If you like the leather accents on our Fashionista’s coat, try this dark green option from Urban Outfitters. Add some color to your outerwear with this pink wool coat from ASOS or if you are a fan of fur accents then this similar ASOS coat is for you. Or, if you prefer a wool coat with a “nubby” texture, then this BB Dakota jacket from Urban Outfitters should do the trick.

Underneath her awesome coat, our Fashionista is classic and comfortable in a simple black Forever 21 sweater and Madewell skinny jeans combination. She adds Fashionista flare to her ensemble with super cute accessories. She wears black ankle booties with gold accents from Free People. ASOS offers similar styles from simple to sassy with gold embellishments. For simple black booties with subtle gold accents, get these Miss KG pointed booties. For a bolder boot style, Sol Sana makes these eye-catching buckle shoes. Our Fashionista carries her things in a chic black leather tote by Zara, which is both practical and fashion forward. For a finishing touch and added warmth, she sports a red and green plaid scarf, also from Zara (and perfect for the holiday season!).

Eliminate the bulk of most winter coats with a wool coat, as seen on this Fashionista. Its slightly oversized fit allows room for layering, an essential styling tactic in the winter months. I always hate when my winter coat covers a cute outfit, so why not make your coat the center of attention?


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