09 January 2013

wearing lately: outerwear (and stripes)

In the winter months I sometimes find it hard to make myself get nicely dressed, because what's the point? All anyone's going to see is your coat anyway. Which means that having outerwear that can work as your whole outfit is a must. As is having more than one coat option, because a girl gets really sick of wearing the same outfit every day. So here are a few variations of the outerwear outfits I've been wearing lately:

I think a mid-length wool coat is a must for pulled-together winter outfits. I got a crazy good deal on this cute colorblocked coat last fall, and it looks good with jeans as well as dressier outfits underneath. Plus, the pattern packs a nice punch - the outfit underneath is pretty good, but with the coat added in, it's a whole package.

outerwear outfits
outerwear outfits
coat: Old Navy | chambray (similar): Crewcuts | ponte pants: Loft | boots: Indigo by Clarks | necklace: Hot Mama

For milder days that allow for flats - albeit with slightly chilly toes, I'll admit - and a lighter weight jacket, this one is perfect for running errands or going out for lunch. I like that this coat has the insulating warmth of down but is dressier for going about town with the quilting, pockets, and belt; again, it completes the whole look, rather than being just something worn over top.

outerwear outfits
 outerwear outfits
coat (similar) and necklace: JCrew Factory | cords: Loft | turtleneck: Target | flats: Zara

And since a girl must be prepared for the coldest and snowiest days, here's my warmest down coat and winter boots (though this is cuter than the ensemble usually looks, since usually I pair it with yoga pants and ski mittens for dog walking). Not really an outfit completer like the others, but this coat does sometimes become my indoor outfit for hours at a time, oops.
outerwear outfits
coat, hat, mittens: North Face | boots: Keen | jeans, tee, sweater: Loft | scarf: Target

A theme across all of these, whether inner or outerwear, is stripes - and Marionberry Style's trend of the month linkup is featuring stripes as THE trend of 2013 right now, handy because my closet is (clearly) full of them. Go check out some other ways to wear some stripey goodness!

(Also: thank you, Cincinnati weather for being mild this week, completely melting that little bit of snow we got a couple of weeks ago, and allowing several days of outfits like #2.)

27 comments:

  1. I love love love the first coat. What a great way to add in stripes. With the stripes being such a dark color it is subtle. I love how you shared three looks!

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  2. I love your different stripes looks, especialy the first with the striped trench!

    Amberly
    www.asliceofglam.com

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  3. I love the first jacket, its so cute! I really need to get a long one to cover my rear in the winter :)
    Kristin
    Rare Nonsense

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    1. Oh, yes - rear coverage is a must for staying warm!

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  4. I am in love with that striped coat!!! It's amazing!

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  5. That first coat is amazing! And I love it paired with the chambray.

    ~C
    http://ohshedabbles.com

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  6. That first coat is adorable! The sripes, color -- everything!

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  7. I am taking major inspiration from that last one (surprisingly)- Houston's been daaang chilly compared to other winters and I need a better beagle-walking morning layering system. I love your stripes today!

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  8. I love all these striped looks, especially your striped coat! I agree about getting tired of wearing the same coat every day--I have two but I'm still getting sick of them both. I think I may have to invest in a patterned coat next year--I love what it adds to an outfit!

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  9. The first striped look is my fave!You look great!

    -Karen
    www.yourstylistkaren.com

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  10. Love these coats! The blue and black striped one is my favourite.

    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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  11. Love that striped coat! I completely agree that it is hard to get dressed up nice when I just know I will have my coat on. I do think I need to invest in one or two new coats. Most of mine are getting a little old!

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  12. Great striped looks, the coat is great!!!
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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  13. Stopping by from Putting Me Together. I am loving your style and your blog too!

    That striped coat is too cute. I want one now!

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  14. One of my other girlfriends has that striped coat as well and I am so in love with it! Cute!

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  15. The striped coat is a go! Now I wish I would have picked it up when I saw it at Old Navy! Bummer, but it looks awesome!

    Chandra
    More Modern Modesty

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  16. Love the stripes! Cute blog - just found you!

    www.intherainblog.com

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  17. I clicked on your picture from Marion's blog to find out where you bought that awesome striped coat. Love! Wish I could find one like it. (=
    Shy

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  18. Your striped coat is awesome! I love it!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  19. Brrr. you can never go wrong with a down coat. Great striped outfit. And striped coat...I haven't seen one like it!

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  20. So I adore each of these styles...but especially love the 1st coat and the red jeans with the pop of blue! So fun! Thanks so much for linking up Anne!
    xo - Marion

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    1. Thanks, Marion! And thanks for hosting - a great theme for this month.

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  21. Love the all the stripe outfits, especially the coat! Perhaps we could follow each other?

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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  22. Lovely winter outfits....& stripes will always be the best pattern around!!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  23. I love all of these outfits! Your jackets are all so cute. I was eyeing a similar one to the one you are wearing in the last photos at Target. I wondered if I would look silly wearing it though with no snow around...I'm super cold sensitive so 40 degrees feels like I'm in the arctic and I want to bundle up accordingly!

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  24. My fave is the last look with puffy coat. The layer is great and you look super cozy! It's speaking to me on this rare sunny Oregon, yet very very cold day.

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