Winter statement coat

Happy Cyber Monday! Hope you are enjoying the lead-up to winter holidays. Now that the cold weather has arrived, here are a few of my ideas for brightening up your winter coats. In case you don’t feel like wearing a statement coat – like the fab one pictured above – I have 4 simple ways for you to make your more basic pieces more stylish and interesting.

Make outerwear more stylish with a faux fur scarf

1) Add fur.

Now this scarf has fur that is as faux as you can get – no doubt that it’s not real. I love the way it twists and is so soft that I always want to touch it. I think it also adds a nice touch to this outfit, picking up the beige of my boots. The day I first put this together, I was also wearing a 3-toned Marc Jacobs over-the-shoulder bag – didn’t make it into the shoot – oops!

Marc Jacobs bag

Make outerwear more stylish with a faux fur stole

You may remember this faux fur stole from my antiquing outfit post of last year. It not only makes the coat more fun but warms it up dramatically. Come to think of it, it would also look smashing with this handbag… (Don’t make me go back out in the cold!!)

YSL bag

2. For a more subtle touch, wear a silk scarf underneath your coat.

If you’re a long-time reader, you may recall this lovely black D&G coat I got last year on consignment. I love the fact that it can be dressed up or down. Here it gets very fem.

Make outerwear more stylish with a silk scarf

3. Make outerwear more stylish (and warmer!) with a blanket scarf.

The checkered blanket scarf by Zara is a classic, and there’s more than one way to wear it.

Make outerwear more stylish with a blanket scarf
Remember this D&G coat which I scored on consignment last year?
Make outerwear more stylish with a blanket scarf
I was amused by a recent article claiming that camel is the perfect color to make your outfit look more expensive.

Wearing it tucked into my belt ensures that the wind won’t blow it off my shoulders, and I won’t have to fuss with it when I am out walking around. It also keeps the scarf from ruining my silhouette.

4) Add a colorful scarf

I was definitely inspired by this look of Lilya’s last March.

Liliya Anisimova's outfit of the day - colorful winter

I love her traditional Russian ornamental scarf! My wish list now includes more colorful scarves. Hint, hint. 😉

Here are my first forays.

Accessorizing my coat with a scarf
You may remember this scarf from my recent autumn-colored work outfit.

Of course, I still like to keep it simple on occasion.

Plain coat
My new wool bouclé coat from Aritzia

Do you like to accessorize your outerwear, and if so, what is your favorite way?

XO, Janea

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14 Comments on 4 Simple Ways to Make Outerwear More Stylish

  1. Carmen
    November 28, 2016 at 2:52 pm (5 months ago)

    Yes to the faux fur & blanket scarfs. They are so perfect for this season. You look great! :]

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    • Janea
      November 28, 2016 at 3:05 pm (5 months ago)

      Thank you, Carmen! XO

  2. David
    November 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm (5 months ago)

    Janea, you look great as always.

    • Janea
      November 28, 2016 at 4:38 pm (5 months ago)

      Thank you, David!

  3. Ashley
    November 29, 2016 at 7:30 am (5 months ago)

    Love a little fur to trim out a winter look – so luxe + chic!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Janea
      November 29, 2016 at 7:33 am (5 months ago)

      I couldn’t agree with you more, Ashley! XO

    • Janea
      November 29, 2016 at 9:44 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks, Maky! XO

    • Janea
      November 30, 2016 at 9:22 am (5 months ago)

      Thanks, Mónica! XO

  4. Rshan Phonsi
    December 7, 2016 at 12:01 am (5 months ago)

    WOW… I love all the coats. Simply fabulous!

    • Janea
      December 7, 2016 at 8:07 am (5 months ago)

      Thanks, Rshan!

    • Janea
      December 22, 2016 at 8:01 am (4 months ago)

      Thanks, Ilijac. Glad you like it! 🙂


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