You may be one of those gals that thinks that investing in one simple coat for the winter is a viable fashion choice. However, you should really think about collecting a variety of outerwear to suit every occasion and to match every outfit. Why? Well, first of all, coats of different lengths, hefts, and styles are designed for different kinds of weather.
But, the reason why most women want to build an entire coat wardrobe is so they can match any ensemble they put together. Here are some examples of must-have coats and accompanying outfits that simply match them to a tee.
An overcoat is the winter time’s answer to the classic trench. And, like the trench, it is long enough to keep you warm, but it also has the requisite thickness for the season. They are extraordinarily elegant and sophisticated. It is also timeless, and, as such, every woman should have this classic hanging in their coat closet.
Overcoats come in assorted colors, but the most popular hues would have to be black, navy blue, red, white, and camel. These neutrals match with nearly anything, but the elegance of the silhouette makes it the perfect 9-to-5 work coat. After all, it is perfectly-matched with a wool scarf, shiny black gloves, and a briefcase or tote bag.
Beneath your overcoat, try a power blazer in an eye-catching color, such as jewel green which will certainly get attention. A crisp dress blouse with a bow closure in front, reminiscent of those worn by glass ceiling-breaking 80s businesswomen, cinches this look, along with a black, mid-length pencil skirt, and black leather knee-high boots. Throw on a simple necklace and a pair of diamond studs and you have a career woman look updated for 2019.
2. Faux-fur Jacket
Faux-fur is ultra-feminine and reminiscent of old-school Hollywood glamour, yet it is still responsible and in line with today’s values. The 2019 version of the fur is now waist-length or a bit below that. Faux-furs also come in a plethora of colors rather than just those hues that are designed to emulate the animals that they are meant to replicate. This season’s colors include yellow, wine-red, and blue.
While these funky spins on a classic design can be combined with nearly any outfit, they really accentuate most evening dresses with their sophistication. This is especially true with the upcoming winter holidays. They counter yet complement the quintessential “little black dress,” while they can also match sparkly, sequin-covered evening wear paired with black tights, a statement necklace, chandelier earrings, and bejeweled stiletto heels. A velvet hat and gloves complete the outfit.
3. Denim Jacket
A denim jacket certainly is a must-buy for all women. Though it did go out of style for a bit in the 90s, probably because the grunge movement wanted nothing in common with hair bands, it made a comeback around the turn of the last century and has been uber-popular ever since. The retro piece is now a must-have, and it works so well with the new Western wear look that has been sweeping the country.
For example, a cropped jean jacket would look great with a girly peasant blouse paired with dark or stressed jeans and rugged Western boots. In lieu of a scarf, a rope-like, suede choker works well, and you can top it all off with a chic cowboy hat. To up the cuteness factor, braid your hair into pigtails!
4. Quilted Jacket
Quilted jackets were quite obscure just a couple of years ago, but they are now common outerwear that can be dressed both up or down, depending on the outfit you are wearing beneath them. The warm, cozy feel of these coats is comforting throughout the winter months, yet they also have a lightweight quality to them that makes them the perfect choice to compliment a bulky, oversized cable knit sweater.
Try a sweater in a bright, solid color and pair it with patterned leggings. Finish off this fresh fashion choice with comfy, fur-lined, suede booties with small chunky heels. To lengthen your torso, try a nearly waist-length necklace, or one that is double that length and wrapped around twice. Match this with hoop earrings and a beret and you are ready for a sleigh ride!
5. Leather Jacket
A little bit edgy, but still strictly casual, this particular jacket adds style to any don’t-give-a-care ensemble. It brings the sexy without overdoing it. Create a rebel look by placing it over a vintage or vintage-inspired modern rock tee, along with minimal jewelry and silky scarf wrapped around the neck multiple times with still enough length to hang a bit. Go totally punk with biker boots, fingerless gloves, and light-blue skinny jeans torn just enough to expose both knees. The style is timeless and it is sure to show everyone who is really in control each time you walk into a room. What’s more, with a little leather dye, you can keep your leather jacket looking new each season.
In conclusion, each woman should have enough variety in her coat collection to match any winter outfit that she dares to put together. The jackets listed here are basics that all women should have because they are not only classics, but they will be sure to have the perfect coat for every occasion. After all, a true fashionista would never have a one-size-fits-all coat that she wears everywhere. Variety is the spice of life!