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3 Ways to Accessorize a Winter Coat

January 26, 2015

accessorize a winter coat

In attempt to keep warm in the winter, I usually wrap myself up in a big, black coat. Functional? Yes. Drab and unflattering? Also, yes. Freezing temperatures can really put a damper on a girl’s look. What’s the point of a put-together outfit if you have to cover it up? Striking outerwear that makes a statement is certainly one way to serve up style in harsh weather conditions. But if your favorite winter coat is more practical than pretty, know that there’s still hope.

To elevate an everyday coat, play with accessories–and don’t just tuck them away, bring them front and center! Here are three creative ways to accessorize a winter coat:

1. A Bold Scarf

Scarves in bold prints can spruce up a simple outfit in a snap. So why hide one underneath your outerwear? Choose a scarf with interesting details (like this black and white grid pattern) and wrap it around your shoulders over your coat. Cinch the accessory with a skinny belt to hold it in place.

accessorize a winter coatScarf, J.Crew; similar here and here.

2. A Wide Statement Belt

A wide belt is one of the easiest ways to accessorize a winter coat. Cinching an over-sized item at the waist instantly flatters the frame and adds visual interest to a simple silhouette. Flaunt an hour-glass figure all season long!

accessorize a winter coatBelt similar here and here.

3. A Faux-Fur Vest

A vest is a wonderful winter wardrobe staple. Practical and versatile, vests add the perfect pinch of playfulness to any ensemble. Throw on a vest over a winter coat to immediately change its look. Plus, you can easily remove the vest and pair it with your outfit when you head indoors.

accessorize a winter coatVest similar here and here.

Feel cozy and chic this winter, even if you’re forced to cover up. Which look is your favorite?

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29 Comments

  • Reply Tori January 26, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  • Reply Kerri @ Haven Way January 26, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Would never have thought to cinch the scarf with a belt – it looks fantastic!!

  • Reply Stephanie, Sandpaper and Glue January 26, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    ooh- I love that scarf! great idea :)

  • Reply Sarah Blodgett January 27, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Great tips! I’m always looking for ways to look more stylish in winter!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    http://everydaystarlet.com

  • Reply Marie January 27, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    I love the threes ways ! Bravo Valérie !
    Beautiful photos too !

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  • Reply Tarah Saint-Elien January 30, 2015 at 3:10 am

    I’ve been doing all three! I can never wear my coat plainly! Great photos and congrats on making :)
    http://adornedinarmor.com

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  • Reply Raivyn dK January 30, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Great post, and pretty photos! I haven’t thought about much more than a scarf and big boots… 😉

    • Reply Valerie Sarron January 30, 2015 at 11:18 pm

      Thanks! Yes, dressing up in the winter can be so daunting…

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  • Reply Biki March 17, 2015 at 3:51 am

    I’m all about the Wide Waist Belt, it really pulls the look together, and gives a nice feminine silhouette. I also love wearing statement boots with my winter jackets!

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      Yes–wide waist belts are everything! Thanks!

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