STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Coating The Winter Blues

Winter is upon us, and while most of us would prefer to stay inside or jet off to Hawaii, there is no avoiding the plague we classify as a season. Living in the Midwest, it is assumed that we are used to the cold, but every year around this time, we are shocked at how cold it is, or we are shocked at how warm we think 25 degree weather is. Either way, winter is here, but it is accompanied by the best winter trend: a coat.

Coats will never go out of style, and recently they have been making appearances in all seasons in the trendiest ways. Runway shows are featuring all types of coats from leather to wool to patterned to monochromatic. Coats no longer hide your outfit; they make it thrive. Besides Sorel boots, a coat is the second best winter accessory and is very necessary.

This Fashionista, like her coat, kept her outfit minimal while sticking to a darker palette. To complement her black Topshop winter jacket, she wore gray jeans and black Chelsea boots. She also added a cheetah print scarf that provided the outfit with the perfect amount of sass, flare and added warmth. This Fashionista added her daily accessories, which include her tortoise shell watch, Alex and Ani bracelet and two silver rings. Her ring on her left hand was made out of spoon, which is so unique!

Whether you are wearing a coat strictly for a fashion piece or just to keep you warm, coats will never leave us, and I can say I am very thankful for that. In this case, this Fashionista was able to use the coat to keep warm and look chic while doing so. The coat that she sported is able to stretch across seasons, particularly fall. You can never go wrong with a simple, tailored jacket. Throw it on over jeans and a tee for class or over a dress and boots for when you go out! During winter, a coat is needed, so it is great to pick one that is very versatile!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Keep things minimalistic when it comes to jewelry and makeup. I love monochromatic pieces for the foundation of my outfit and then adding a little pop of color or pattern to finish the outfit off.”