When it comes to winter dressing, apply a second coat

IMGP9752IMGP9756I think it will be a snowy winter. Typically, as temps start to dip, we put on our warmest, bulkiest jacket/coat, leaving us feeling a little like the Michelin Man. There is another alternative and new fashion trend: applying a second coat. Here is how it works – start with a fitted jacket first and then add a second, heavier jacket on top. I have seen a moto (motorcycle jacket) worn under a fuller peacoat work really well. It’s a new way of layering and working with proportion and at the same time, bundling up without looking too bulky. You can also try a longer, slim-fitted coat underneath, and top it with a down vest; as long as your hem for the topcoat hits at the thigh for proper balance. In other words, it’s okay to play! Here I am with my moto jacket (Diesel) and my own version of a peacoat (formerly my mother, Claire’s – did I steal it or did she give it to me? – I can’t remember, now). The hat, from BCBG, is a nod to a show I watched recently – Bonnie and Clyde, the docudrama mini-series aired simultaneously on A&E, Lifetime and The History Channel.

Photos by Alexandra IMGP9764IMGP9773

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2 thoughts on “When it comes to winter dressing, apply a second coat

  1. Looks great! I usually double dip with the coats because a lot of times, I find that the restaurant or party I am at is a bit chilly so I don’t want to give up some sort of wrap! Continuing to wear my bulky coat looked a little silly (and seemed to irritate my spouse). So, I started wearing a lighter jacket under a coat. Works dandy! Plus, I imagine it looks like a fashion choice…really, its just a warm option! 🙂

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