Statement Coats and (MORE) Stripes

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Love the color happening here! And can you believe I am wearing short sleeves?

We had one glorious week of high 50s to low 60s here and you can bet I took advantage. The temps have dropped again, but the whacky weather patterns lead me to think about seasonal dressing and how difficult it can be sometimes! (Shout out here to my girl in AK who battles -20 daily, don’t forget you can style it up under your three coats, girl ;)!

Color is a great way to ward off the winter doldrums. Color is also a great way to bridge those difficult seasonal transitions. You know what I’m talking about. In March when winter has turned into a sloppy slog toward spring, grab some lemony yellow to brighten the rain. In May when it snows again without warning, and the skiers are giddy but you just want to show some bare arm– cue the cerise. This statement coat is the perfect example. The weave of the wool is triple thick for added warmth– winter, but the bright hit of CORAL speaks to another season– spring, right?!?

The reverse is also true. My family on the California coast can attest that their temperate weather can take the fun out of dressing. No need for layers. Why bother with outwear, leave the coat in the closet. So I say, pretend you have seasonal transitions like the rest of us! When other climates are calling for winter coats in November and you’re thermometer reads 90, pull out the cropped black pants like you’re part of fall.

Come winter when snow rages elsewhere, go for a fluffy grey topper, light enough to escape sweat rings and lofty enough to mimic real winter-wear. Then of course, you can pull out your sun dresses and shorts months before the rest of the frozen world has thawed and just make everyone else jealous! Wherever you live, whatever sort of dressing your climate calls for FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT!

Make it a good one!

X, Megan

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Details: Coat: J.Crew (similar here), Shirt: J.Crew (last seasons style similar here), Pants: J.Crew (similar here), Shoes: Nine West (here), Bag: J.Crew (similar here), Watch: Pope P-70 (here), Sunglasses: Karen Walker ‘Super Duper’, Necklace: Gorjana Knox (here), Earrings: J.Crew (similar here)

5 thoughts on “Statement Coats and (MORE) Stripes

  1. I love the pop of color! And AMEN to still dressing for the seasons when your climate is void of or a bit slow to change seasons.

    However, what you have truly inspired me to do is go for the various methods of half tucking and I have to say I love it and finally feel good in some of my shirts- ones that before I just didn’t know how to wear them with out looking too boxy and honestly a bit unfinished.
    xo

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