Now that it’s December and the temperatures have officially dropped (or so I hear… Los Angeles is warm and sunny as ever, not that I’m complaining), I thought it was time to feature a look featuring the ultimate cold-weather staple: the Winter Coat.
Just because you have to wear a winter coat, you don’t have to let it define your personal style four months out of every year. Although Brittnie and I were basically “faking it” when we put this look together, I do think we put together a look that’s warm but doesn’t skimp on personal style.
Here’s my (unsolicited) advice: when most of your outfit is covered up, your saving grace is in the details. As the outer layers come off, more and more of these interesting details peek out. Take off your gloves to reveal a cool ring, remove your scarf and a sparkly necklace appears, un-button your coat to show off a strategically-placed belt… you get the idea.
Sometimes even the chicest coat can make a girl look boxy, but the right outfit underneath can make a world of difference. Brittnie’s outfit hugs her curves in all the right places, from the waist-cinching belt (especially useful with heavier sweaters), to the tailored pencil skirt. We let the shape of the outfit speak for itself, and stuck with mostly neutral colors for a look that’s sophisticated and still “Winter Chic.”