Coats are an expensive investment. I get it. And with a coat – having learned through bitter (literally, BITTERLY COLD) experience – you do indeed get what you pay for.
After all, you want your primary cold-weather investment to offer you multiple price-per-wear opportunities. That’s why many people stick to classic colours like black, grey or camel – because they know they’ll go with most things.
But I love a challenge – and I love this coat. So here’s how I got on.
This is how I would wear it for a throw-on, run around kind of a look. I love the block ‘uniform’ dressing of a plain, wide leg, slightly cropped trouser with trainers and a simple, matching colour top.
It feels comfortable and cool, but equally adds more of a sophisticated, pulled-together look to a relatively simple outfit.
Coat, as before | Wool cashmere crew sweater in cream, Jaeger | High-waisted wide leg trousers, Jaeger | Shoes, & Other Stories | Leather mini saddle bag, Jaeger | Zaha link earrings, Jaeger (also in gold here)
For a meeting, or work situation I’ve stuck to one colour again for the base ‘uniform,’ taking my cue from the colours in the coat. The wide leg trousers are SO lovely – they feel fluid and easy to wear with a flash of bare ankle and heels, but I’d also wear them with trainers and a darker crew neck too.
And for a much more formal look, I’ve matched it with this cool, minimal cocoon dress and brightened the whole outfit up with pops of colour through the accessories.
In my opinion, it always looks more interesting if you go for colour or texture with your accessories, rather than trying to be too matchy-matchy.
This post was written in association with Jaeger, but all words, styling and photography is my own.