What do you look for in a coat?
Besides the obvious (warmth, fit for purpose etc), that is? Well, if you live in a cold climate, you probably need quite a few coats to get you through the year. And as nice as it is to have some variety, few of us have the financial means or storage space to get a different coat for each outfit we create.
So, versatility is key. Well, when it comes to criteria for choosing a coat, versatility comes right after warmth and practicality, in my opinion. As it’s not really feasible to have a different coat for all my different outfits, I need a coat that goes with everything.
Take this blue coat, for instance. A simple coat such as this one can work with a variety of outfits and styles. It can be trendy or classic, depending on how you accessorize it. To prove my point, I will show you 3 very different outfits, all featuring this simple, classic coat.
No, not all at once. You know me: this is going to be a series of 3 posts over a period of time, each featuring an outfit consisting of either jeans or trousers, a simple top and some accessories. And this blue coat, of course.
So, this is outfit number 1: understated, relaxed, and with minimal accessories. It is the coat that pulls this look together, adding some polish to an otherwise very casual look.
I wanted to put together an outfit that is harmonious and easy-going, like when you wear a lot of neutrals, except with some colour. You know the type of outfit I’m talking about: everything sort of blends in together, nothing stands out or demands attention. It’s comfortable and casual and perfect for a day out and about running errands or going shopping.
coat: Jaeger (old) / jeans: Opus (old) / top: Gant / shoes: Ecco /
sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana (old) / bag: Coach
location: Islington, London
How would you wear this blue coat?
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