A statement coat is a must for the fall and winter. It’s the item you can throw over any outfit, walk outside into the crisp air and feel confident. My coat collection is one of my favorites and something I have been building for almost 10 years. This plaid statement coat is a heavy-duty piece with a classic silhouette. The woven fabric is a beautiful mix of rich reds with pinks and a little white to keep everything in balance. The notch lapels give that old-school look but the solo button closure makes this statement coat modern. I’m wearing size XXS in this jacket, which does have an oversized fit. This is handy for when you’re wearing thick sweaters or multiple layers. However, if you’re petite, you may need more alterations. The sleeves are a little long on me but I prefer longer sleeves to keep my wrists warm.
When I’m styling a statement coat, I like to look at what colors are in the jacket and match it with what I’m wearing underneath. I’m going with a lightweight sweater dress here. Since there are rich reds in the coat, I’m going with another red to offset the plaid. This dress has a bodycon fit, so if you want to wear it to work, you’ll need to size up. Bodycon dresses do have the tendency to rise up, so keep this in mind.
To top off this look, over-the-knee boots are an easy go-to. These Stuart Weitzman boots are my favorite. I understand they are quite expensive and not affordable. However, if you can catch them on sale and take care of them, they will last a long time. My older sister gifted me this black pair in 2014. Four years later, they are still going strong. Despite me stupidly trekking them through snow and ice without a protective spray, they still look beautiful. Stuart Weitzman boots are known for their signature tie-back detail and flawless fit. These stretch suede boots fit like a glove around my legs and are incredibly warm. I definitely get cold when I’m not wearing them.