Styling a Pink Coat

Styling a pink coat like a blogger

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Styling a pink coat for spring with ripped jeans

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jcrew pink coat pink millitary jacketThere’s something so chic about a pink coat. And I think I’m not the only one who feels that way. I see pink moto jackets, pink trench coats, pink wool winter coats and anything in between. And I want them all! Pink has almost become the new black.

Pink and blush have gotten under my skin (I’m in love with my cashmere blush sweater), and I’ve wonder what the reason is. I think most of us, or at least the “us” who tend to wear a lot of neutrals, have been starved for color. And this season’s particular shade of pink is a safe neutral that works well with other neutrals.

So I’ve embraced the blush trend wholeheartedly and love styling my pink and blush pieces with this season’s other great trend – ripped jeans.

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Layering With a Blush Sweater

I’ve always been and black, white and grey kind of girl (woman?). But I have to admit that blush has slowly gotten under my skin. If I had unlimited disposable income, I would be rolling in blush clothing right now. But as it stands, I’ve allowed myself to get just a few blush pieces and not get carried away. And this blush sweater is one of my favorite pieces that I’ve added to my closet this year. It’s cashmere and so soft. And the color is divine.

I’m not sure what it is about blush that I find so irresistible. It’s probably because it’s quite a neutral color really. It’s not a crazy pink. It’s subtle and even sophisticated.

I have to admit, though, that blush can be difficult to work into my existing wardrobe. It’s great to pair with white (for spring and summer) and with grey. But I have a lot of black, and it doesn’t pair well with black. But I stumbled upon a great style hack. When pairing blush with black, I layer on brown accessories to soften the contrast. And adding a touch of white (such as a shirt peeking through) helps to create a visual separation between the black and the blush.

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Transitional Dressing

Style blogger layering chunky accessories with a suede moto jacket for a cool transitional weather outfit

Dress like a style blogger with a suede moto jacket and black jeans, and layers

Street style outfit with purple sneakers

Chunky pom pom hat street style blogger look, perfect for transitional fall or spring weather

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Street style blogger outfit with green suede moto jacket, black skinny jeans and purple sneakers

Transitional weather outfit - how to dress like a street style blogger

One thing I’m definitely going to miss when the warmer weather comes in spring is my favorite pom pom hat. I love transitional dressing – dressing for the in-between seasons, because it let’s me layer on. Layers are such an easy way to achieve a cool look. Add a bit of this, and a layer of that peaking underneath, mix in some great textures, and you have a killer spring outfit. The same formula works for fall outfits as well.

Here I’m wearing a suede jacket, over a grey wool sweater and a long white shirt. In transitional dressing, accessories are all important. I’m wearing a chunky pom pom hat and a cashmere grey scarf. I’ve also layered and coupon of sterling silver bracelets. One of my favorite silver John Hardy chain bracelet, and any lover of sterling silver should have at least one. It’s quite an investment, but I haven’t been able to find comparable weight and quality. Lastly I’ve completed the outfit with my staple skinny black jeans and my new favorite purple suede sneakers.

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Waterproof: Dressing for cold, wet weather

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madewell tote hunter rain bootsDressing for wet and cold weather has usually been a challenge for me. For one thing, I resisted getting rain boots for a very long time because I didn’t find them stylish enough. Plus, I don’t like rain jackets. So, staying dry and warm is not always easy for me.

But now I have a new-found love and respect for rain boots. After I moved to New England, having rain boots became a necessity. My favorite rain-proof outfit now is a hooded field jacket (for wet spring and fall days) or a hooded wool coat for those cold and wet winter days, plus my trusty Hunter boots. I found a navy pair with a matte finish that I love. And they pair perfectly with my (somewhat water-resistant) navy hooded wool coat from J. Crew. And to keep my leather shoulder bag dry, I make sure to put it under my coat to hide it from the rain.

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Hunter rain boots; Hooded toggle coat (similar); Cropped chunky sweater (similar); Faux leather leggings; Madewell leather tote; Chunky hat (similar); Rayban sunglasses.

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The Key To Wearing All Black

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How to wear a long black coat like a style blogger

wearing black all black layers for winter style outfit ideaThe key to wearing black from head to toe in winter, and any other season really, is playing with texture. Done right, wearing all one color doesn’t have to be boring. Texture adds just the right amount of interest and makes the outfit cool.

Here I’ve paired a chunky black sweater, with big, exaggerated knit, a smooth black wool coat, and leather leggings (for a bit of sleek shine). To further add interest to the outfit, I finished it off with a neutral suede bag and booties. The suede adds a further layer of texture. Both the bag and the booties are intricately detailed and textured, and they stand out against the black canvas of the outfit. So while to whole outfit is very monochromatic, it certainly isn’t boring.

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Burberry long black wool coat (similar); Black chunky sweater (similar); Nordstrom faux leather leggings; Chole Hudson shoulder bag; Isola fringed suede booties (0n sale).

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