Get the look: How influencers are styling coats
Nail your outerwear like a pro.
By Jenny Brownlees
Let’s be honest, it’s freezing RN – and with no cosy pub to warm up in at the end of a crisp daily walk, getting your outerwear right is important. Whether you prefer a puffer or are mad for a Mac, keeping warm isn’t the only requirement we have when it comes to coats. Feeling polished always lifts our spirits, meaning we’re always on the lookout for fresh ways to style our winter fits.
The Devil’s In The Details
Linda Tol’s outfits always make us swoon, but we particularly love how she’s styled this outerwear look, captured by The Style Stalker. Wearing a plethora of brown-hued items, the addition of the camel sweater tied around the shoulders takes this look to new, ultra-expensive-looking heights. We will be replicating, ASAP.
Style-maverick Jeanette Madsen has a real knack for pairing pieces in expert fashion. Channel her by layering a colourful coat over an all-neutral outfit. Extra points if you colour-clash your bag, too.
Boucle is a huge texture trend for 2021, so make like Francesca Saffari and embrace a woolly-look coat. You may think trousers and jumpers are your only option right now, but as Francesca shows, layering up with a skirt, tights, jumper and hat means winter doesn’t have to look any less stylish.
Pretty In Puffer
Outerwear that’s on-trend and super-cosy? Sign us up. Twin influencer Erica Davies by wearing your puffer with a chic roll neck jumper, low bun and some stylish sunnies. We love the across-body bag in a complementary shade too – file this combo in the ‘what to wear’ bank.
This outfit shows that adding a tailored camel coat over loungewear can quickly take it from slouchy to stylish. Jessie from We The People Style looks great in her Ader Error outerwear, showing that minimal effort doesn’t have to equal minimal impact. Though it does help if your loungewear is in a striking hue.
Try for Tonal
We talked about the merits of tonal dressing on HLN recently – it’s such an easy way to level up your weekend wear. A quality tan coat is an investment piece that’ll never date, and we suggest wearing yours like Fanny Ekstrand with a beige roll neck, matching jeans and a pair of Timberland-esque brown boots.
If you favour bold outerwear, take a leaf out of Jessica Rose Lambregts’ book and pair this checked jacket with a printed trouser. Don’t be afraid to add in a few neon details to make the yellow of this jacket pop. Note how Jessica’s zingy bag and vest compliment the coat.
Paula from Hill House Vintage makes a case for a modern teddy bear jacket. We’ll be wearing ours with a shirt and jeans, just like the stylish influencer herself.
Bright ‘n Quilted
Alexis Foreman makes her coloured coat the main attraction by pairing it with all black everything. Whatever your quilted coat’s colour, try this trick to bring attention to your outerwear.
Embrace The Kitsch
Mathilde Clauzet‘s Shrimps jacket really puts the fun in fashion. This season’s runways brought elements of kitsch to S/S ‘21, and so should you. We’d work the trend in Skinny Dip’s cute cloud print coat and a bucket hat, just like Mathilde.