STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Long Coat

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As we have finally greeted the heat into our lives, one might not still expect to read about coats and mid-season layering techniques. Yet, it seems that colder days have not quite left us for good. In times like these, when short shorts and spaghetti straps alone are not yet a steady option, a light coat is the go-to item par excellence for hassle-free layering. It is so easy to shrug in and out of and is one simple way of braving quick-changing weather. What I loved about this Fashionista's midi coat, was the way in which its length lifts and characterizes her ensemble for a frisky weekend out on the town.

It is clear that the suede midi coat is this outfit's defining piece, as it largely contributes to the Western-inspired theme the Fashionista went for. A coat of this length is a well-appreciated change from more obvious options, such as the ever-popular blazer and the thigh-length trenchcoat. Furthermore, its rather uncommon cut is key: indeed, it does a great job at elongating the Fashionista's figure and differentiating her from other leather-bearing ladies. The Fashionista also shows that throwing on a unique coat from her mother's wardrobe gives her modern look a timeless touch. You could easily give the long coat look a go, with this red midi-length ASOS coat or this maxi ASOS coat.

This Fashionista's layering skills are both flawless and inspiring, as she pairs the midi coat with a midi skirt of equal length — a tip you could definitely follow when wearing your summer shorts and skirts with a long coat. In addition, she plays it smart with colour: by keeping to black pieces, from her skirt and blouse to her hat and bag, she makes the coat stand out all the more. It is also worth noting that her choice of feminine items balances out the heaviness suggested by her very present coat. The extra touch I love is the Fashionista's accessorizing: her fun hat and funky shades remind us that, nonetheless, we are still well on our way to undisrupted summer heat.

 

 

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