Is it possible to be cozy AND chic? The ladies of Stylish Monday say YES! Not only is it feasible, pulling together a chic warm winter look is easier than ever when you consider the many options available right now. From gorgeous cozy sweaters to statement coats, boots, and accessories, we’ve rounded up a few of our own looks to share, in the event you’re in need of a little outfit inspiration to get you through the upcoming chilly months ahead.
After you browse today’s looks, we’d love to see what you’re posting and talking about right now. Now more than ever, we need a human connection – even if it’s virtual. Last month, we had 80 incredible women from around the globe share their posts with us in the December Stylish Monday Link-up! We encourage you to share your blog and/or Instagram posts in the global link-up party at the bottom of today’s post. And once you link up, consider visiting a few of this week’s participants, and maybe drop them a line. You never know, a few lines of encouragement just might be what someone on the other side of the world needs, to get through another day. Here’s to brighter days to come in 2021 and onto what our community is styling right now.
As someone who wears a lot of black and denim, a fun coat is an instant game-changer. From animal print to bright red – I like my coats to be fun. Throw some faux fur into the mix – even better. And yes, I have been known to wear a coat over my pajamas! And if classic styling is more your jam, we’ve got you covered here as well. From California to New York and around the globe, which of these 16 looks is YOUR fave? Drop us a line down below, we’d love to hear from you.
Animal Print Love
Andy @ Pearls and Pantsuits (PRESS HERE) – I’ve had this snuggly leopard print coat from Chico’s for several years now, and find myself reaching for it again and again. It’s the perfect little layer for our milder winters, and for my cold office! Not to mention that anything leopard is always a good idea!
Michele – On Instagram as Seechele_styles (PRESS HERE) This fur leopard coat is reversible to a rain coat… it’s over 15yrs old and will never go out of style.
Shelbee @ Shelbee on the Edge (PRESS HERE) – I have a bit of an obsession with coats especially since I live in a snow belt where winters are long and frigid. And I am usually drawn to dramatic statement coats which I love to search for in thrift shops. That is where I found this Jordache white faux fur coat a few years ago and it cost less than $10. I don’t wear it often but when I do, I feel like a fancy polar bear!
Nicole @ High Latitude Style (PRESS HERE) – In Interior Alaska, winter lasts about seven months. Temperatures can be anywhere between 40 below (or less) zero to slightly above the freezing point. While around the freezing point a loden coat works fine, a heavy down coat is a Must at 40 below. These coats make everyone look like the Michelin Men. Shearling or goat coats work fine down to -30C (~-22F).
Classic With A Twist
Nina @ Sharing a Journey (PRESS HERE)- I love styling coats and jackets in the winter; layering accessories, playing with shapes and colors. In today’s post, I am sharing a few thoughts on elevating your coat styling game.
Amy @ Amy’s Creative Pursuits (PRESS HERE) – As a Wisconsin Gal, we have severe winters and live in parkas all season long. I have parkas of all styles, lengths, and colors filling my closet, but for this challenge I wanted more of a statement coat so I chose a very old pea coat that rarely gets worn. It’s a fun, unique coat, but not that practical for my climate.
Gwen @ Gwen Lives Well (PRESS HERE) – Needless to say, living in Florida, I don’t get much of a chance to adorn my winter gear. Sure, we get a few days in the 50s, but generally, a leather jacket or wool poncho is all you need. So while I donated most of my ‘heavy winter coats from my New York life’ collection ages ago, I still have a few favorites, which I share on the blog. The coat pictured here was purchased just a few years ago, as an in-between coat – not for weather that’s too cold, but cold enough for more than a wool poncho! Perfect for New York in November, pre-pandemic, 2019.
Ada @ Elegance and Mommyhood (PRESS HERE) – I think coats are a closet staple if you live in the Midwest. We have had our share of cold weather and snow as you will see from this post, today, but overall it is mild (that means in the 30s & 40s for us). Speaking of closet staples, if you don’t own a Winter White or Cream one yet, you should. I think a classic wool coat in cream will be timeless and it can last you for several years to come. I love mine (it’s from Loft from last year and both Loft and Old Navy have almost identical ones this year). Stop by the blog today to see sweet Vivian also, in a pretty blush pink coat.
Mad For Plaid
Julie @ Fashion Trends and Friends (PRESS HERE) – Winter coats, jackets, gloves, mittens, hats and scarves are all a must have living in Illinois! Of course, a girl can never have too many of varying colors, lengths and styles! I might just have two closets full! This long length plaid (I’m always mad for plaid!) coat was a must have from Old Navy this year! It’s the first plaid coat in my collection! I think it pairs great with my star sweater and these navy fur trimmed boots. Every winter I think I might add a coat or two to my collection! After all, it is the thing everyone sees first in the winter!
Emma – The Style Splash (PRESS HERE) – “It has turned really cold and frosty here in the UK so I need a warm coat. This vintage cream one is perfect as it’s long and has a hood to keep the snow off my hair…yes, we’ve had snow! I found it in a charity shop for less than £10…such a fantastic bargain!”
Nancy @ Nancy’s Fashion Style (PRESS HERE) -I always have a lot of trouble finding the perfect winter coat! This one wasn’t! On the blog post from last Friday I am wearing the perfect one. This one has a fabulous color but that’s all it has. No pockets, no lining, no collar. It was given to me and I really loved the color, but passed it on!
Like Shelbee, I have found some wonderful coats while thrifing. Here in California, coats are usually “gently worn” so I’ve been able to find some fab second hand finds. This circa 1960 vintage red coat with it’s black leather belt was a must buy along with my Kate Spade bow sweater – both from a little vintage shop in Carmel-by-the-Sea. This cute little bag? It’s handmade from a re-purposed sweater!
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