How To Style Winter Coats- Blogmas Day 22!

Welcome to Blogmas day 22! Everyone has pulled out their winter coats at this point and so I just have some little styling tips for jackets of all kinds. 

The Parka: Parkas are so freaking cozy and adorable, it’s hard to stand sometimes. They look great with dresses, skirts, jeans, and pants. Baggy shirts, tight shirts, and anything in between all seem to go with this coat! You won’t get a sleek pr professional look if you choose a parka, but you will get a fun, quirky style that everyone loves. I prefer a parka with either a skater-style dress and some tights and ankle booties, or high waisted skinny jeans and a cropped t-shirt. I try to avoid scarves or big hats with a parka because with the hood, it’s too mich, but if you need a scarf, leave the parka open and the scarf loosely draped around your neck for some simple style.

The Pea Coat: This is my personal coat of choice, it just looks so classy for every occasion. Pea coats are very versatile and look great with skirts and dresses or pants. I wear a pea coat daily whether I’m dressing up or down, and love to layer up with a scarf when I can. It’s hard to try to put too many layers under a pea coat as it starts to get quite bulky after one or two and wearing a hoodie underneath is definitely not the best plan for comfort or style. 

The Vest: Whether you’re that person that is perpetually warm or you love layers, vests can be pretty great on warmer winter days. A plain colored vest offers the perfect opportunity for a pattered sweater underneath, or a light jacket with enbroidered sleeves for layering. A vest can give a cool, laid-back vibe to any outfit. It looks great with jackets, hoodies, or sweaters underneath, but steer away from short sleeves woth vests— it really just looks like you’re trying to show off how the cold doesn’t affect you. 

The Thin Shell: This is also a great option for people with slightly warmer winters or who find themselves running warmer than most. Pairing a sleek shell jacket with some skinny jeans and a long-sleeved shirt can look really great for days or nights out. If you want a scarf, try a thinner or more everyday scarf— too big and it will drown you a bit. These kind of jackets don’t work too well with dresses, but shorter skirts and a tight top tend to give a very fashionable look. You just want to be able to balance where all of the material is hitting on your body. If there’s too much around the hips, it gets bulky, too much on top and it gets uncomfortable and rides up throughout the day. A thin shell jackets is also perfect for a more active day and gives you the mobility you want and need. 

The Ski Coat: Also known as the marshmallow coat, this makes you look all puffy and puts the infamous “I can’t put my  arms down” saying into good use. Yeah, I really have no styling tips for this… Don’t wear a scarf, avoid big hats, and whatever you do, try to balance out the enormity with skinny jeans or leggings!  

And there you go, Blogmas day 22 and some ideas for how to stay fashionable and warm this winter! I hope you enjoyed this, and I’ll be back tomorrow with another day of Blogmas. (We’re almost to Christmas!!)

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