The Ultimate Guide to Winter Coats

The Ultimate Guide to Winter Coats

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Hello and happy Tuesday friends! You probably have seen this look already when I shared it on Instagram (give me a follow if you haven’t already!) a little while back. But, since the temperature seems to keep dropping (at least where I am), I figured it was time to talk about all things winter coats. I have to say, while I hate the cold weather, I thrive in winter fashion. What can I tell ya? I’m a big coat kinda girl. And with that being said, here are the six winter coat trends to keep in mind this season!

Puffer Coats

Puffer coats are 100% the “it-coat” this season. With the extremely cold temps, I’m not complaining! If you want to look ultra-chic in this trend, opt for a cropped puffer jacket style in an eye-catching color/style. I’m ready to rock a white puffer jacket, but I’m also loving the leather look versions and even the metallic ones!

 

Parkas

When you are dealing with freezing cold weather, nothing beats a nice, quilted parka that goes down to your knees! Here are some fun options I’m loving. Just like with the puffer coats, I’m dying over white parkas—so chic!

 

Pea/Wool Coats

There is absolutely no coat more classic than a pea coat. This style has been in my wardrobe for years. If you haven’t invested in a camel pea coat yet, get yourself one ASAP. I promise, this will never go out of style.

 

Faux Fur Coats

Faux fur coats took the world by storm a few seasons ago and they’re definitely not going anywhere! Whether you want to rock a basic black or white coat, or you’re feeling more adventurous and want to opt for a bright color or animal print, you really can’t go wrong.

 

Sherpas/Shearling Coats

While I still agree that puffer coats are the trendiest coat this winter, sherpas/shearlings are definitely a close second! Here are some that I’m loving:

 

Trench Coats

Ahh the trench coat. A closet staple that you’ll go back to year after year. I recently raved about trench coats in my “How to Dress Like a Parisian” post. While this isn’t always the warmest of winter coats, it’s the perfect option to throw over a chunky sweater on a warmer winter day!

 

That’s all for today. Which coat style is your favorite?

xo,

Carey

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Coat: Old Navy // Sweater: Old Navy // Jeans: Madewell // Sneakers: Fila // Bag: Graphic Image

Paris Fashion Inspiration: Dressing Like a French It-Girl

Paris Fashion Inspiration: Dressing Like a French It-Girl

If ever I feel like I’m in a fashion rut, traveling is sure to change it. With that being said, nothing truly inspires me like traveling to Europe. Every time I go to a new city, my creative side is sparked—great for my Instagram, not so much for my bank account!

As one of the fashion capitals of the world—if not the capital—Paris embodies a cool, sophisticated vibe that’s matched in the fashion. Beautiful white architecture corresponds with understated white blouses, the natural elements of the city are reflected in simple hair and makeup. There are so many ways I’m feeling inspired after my short visit to Paris, and I want to share them all!

Denim

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If you’re going to dress like a Parisian, investing in high quality denim is a must. A good pair of jeans is truly a staple for chic French girls. The style I saw on repeat (and decided to finally partake in myself!) is straight cut cropped jeans. Obviously, this isn’t only a trend in Paris, but pretty much everyone there is on board. I just ordered these Levi’s (I saw them at Shopbop first, but got them almost $20 cheaper on Amazon!), but here are a few other options I’m loving:

Trench Coats

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I already talked about this on Instagram, but when in Paris a trench coat is a must. Everyone has one and they’re perfect for chilly spring weather: they fight off the cold and keep you dry when it rains (just make sure to bring an umbrella too!).

Feminine Dresses

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From slip dresses to wrap styles, anything that screams feminine from the 90s is a yes. Bonus points if it has puffy capped sleeves! If you’re looking for a dress that truly screams Parisian it-girl, Reformation is the way to go. It’s a little pricier, but it’s a French brand that embodies the spirit of the feminine dress. Here are some dresses I’m loving from Reformation and other brands!

Kitten Heels

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The last outfit tip I’m taking from the French girls is kitten heels. Like I mentioned before with the denim, this is by know means a new style but it just fits in so well with other aspects of the Parisian wardrobe. I’m already imagining an outfit with my new straight leg jeans, a billowy blouse and the kitten heels I had to buy! As a petite girl, I love any shoe that gives me an extra boost so I’m all about this trend; it lends some height without making you uncomfortable. Here are some kitten heels to check out:

Just writing this post has me wanting to shop ’til I drop! I hope this inspires you as much as it inspired. Before I go, I want to share some of the stores I love to help with my French it-girl inspiration:

Do you have any other stores I should add to this list? Also, how will you incorporate this French trends? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey