Baby, it’s cold outside! With freezing temperatures nipping at everyone’s noses, it’s only natural to throw on a hoodie and a parka and head out the door. However, frigid weather doesn’t have to mean dowdy outerwear. These gorgeous coats and fun accessories make it easy for fashionistas with every taste from feminine to edgy to classic to stay stylish when the mercury drops.
What’s better than a fabulously cut and detailed winter coat? One in a beautiful color, of course! Instead of the go-to black, try an unexpected eggplant like this option from ASOS. Play up this ultra-feminine palette with light pink gloves, and finish with a blush faux fur snood and a glamorous felt or wool floppy hat.
Zara is a whiz with all things affordable fashion, and this incredible coat is no exception. The classic shape in basic black makes this piece über-wearable, but it has an edge from studs and spikes on the shoulders. Pair with quilted leather Rachel Zoe fingerless gloves and skull print scarf à la Alexander McQueen. Add clever headphone earmuffs from Juicy Couture for the ultimate in unexpected cool.
Who doesn’t love Holly Golightly’s amazing outerwear as she traipses around New York City in "Breakfast at Tiffany’s?" As an ode to Audrey, all it takes are glamorous gloves, a slimming belt and a classic hat. This cream three-fourth sleeve swing coat cinched with a leopard belt would be, as Audrey would say, “divine.” Elbow-length black leather gloves keep away the cold and a bright cloche hat finishes off this look in vintage glory.
Dressing for winter weather may mean prepping for inevitably frigid temperatures. However, endless layering and accessorizing options lend themselves to make these days some of the most creative. Take these simple, yet chic ideas to the streets, and step out of the box (and your front door) in style.
By: Brittany Redden | Image: Source, listed retail stores