How to Style a Winter Coat | Casual Cool

Get yourself a good winter coat that will see you through the season

I have to admit, winter is my least favourite season. It’s cold, rainy, miserable and I never know how to style my clothes for the weather. I usually end up layering multiple items up and definitely opt for comfort over style. This is why I’ve pushed myself into making an effort with my winter style and have written this post on how to style a winter coat. This will be a three part series featuring three very different looks with the same coat!

The Coat

The coat is obviously the stand out piece in this look. It’s a Scribe by Roz double breasted blazer and I absolutely love it! I bought it a few months ago when House of Fraser threw a sample sale and the blazers were selling for only €50! This coat can actually be doubled as a blazer dress but I think the plaid print suits as a coat more.

When you buy an item from Scribe of London the fitting and tailoring is included in the price which makes it great value for money. Scribe also do longer coats in similar styles but I think the above the knee cut is very flattering. I’d definitely recommend keeping an eye out on Facebook/Twitter as House of Fraser and Scribe throw these sample sales every once in a while and you can pick up some amazing pieces for a fraction of the price! If I’d had more money I probably would have bought one of their amazing suits.

Casual Cool

For my first look with this coat, I decided to show how you can style a tailored coat casually. When I first purchased this coat I kind of had it in my head that it was a ‘good coat’ and could only be worn on special occasions. But that’s so not true! What’s the point of buying something if you’re never going to wear it?

I’ve mentioned these jeans previously, they’re the ‘Molly’ style from River Island and are well worth the €50 quid they cost. I threw a ribbed, burnt orange turtle neck from Penneys on top. I love turtle necks for the winter and think they’re quite complimentary on all sizes. Penneys and H&M always have a great range of them in various style and colours. To finish the outfit off I wore my Stan Smith look alikes, also from Penneys. I like this style of sneaker as they’re casual but not casual enough that it looks borderline scruffy.

Shot by Lorna Duffy

I hope you liked this first look! Make sure to keep an eye out for the next two!

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