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