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How to Reinvent Your Winter Coat Using Accessories and Layers

By Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8

how to change the look of your winter coat with accessories and layers, how to reinvent your winter coat with a belt and Chanel brooch pinHow many of you have a closet full of coats—and how many of them do you actually wear on a regular basis? If you’re like me, I’m willing to bet you have a few favorites! The three coats I wear most often are my camel, gray and black styles, all of which you’ve seen many times here on the blog. Since I use them so frequently, I’m constantly looking for different ways to give them new life, which led me to the idea for this post. Keep reading for some ways you can use statement accessories and extra layers to reinvent your winter coats (and feel free to share any other tips you have in the comment section!)




Statement Scarves 

An eye-catching scarf is an accessory that’s sure to give any coat more character. I can wear the same coat every day and never get tired of it if I change my scarf.Dior Extase oversized beige sunglasses, Ferragamo silk scarf, how to tie a silk neckerchief, Estee Lauder Irrepressible red lipstickSilk scarves are perfect if you aren’t necessarily going for warmth, but still want to give your coat a little pop of color.Max Mara Manuela camel coat with fox fur trim camel stole wrap, Dior Extase beige oversized sunglasses, blush pink and camel outfit, Milan Fashion Week AW16If your coat has a wrap belt, drape a scarf over the front and tie the ends underneath the belt—cozy and stylish! *Style tip: using a scarf the same color of your coat will give the illusion of a single piece.

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Max Mara Manuela camel hair wrap coat, classic camel coat, Frye riding boots, best classic camel coat for fall and winter
593A1276If you wear your coat open, tie the belt behind you in an interesting way (my husband is pretty skilled with knots so he usually helps me with this one!)Meagan Brandon fashion blogger shows how to accessorize a winter coat, different ways to accessorize a coat, Chanel brooch pin camel coat


Pinning on a pretty brooch will give your outerwear a touch of elegance (I also love adding them to blazers and trench coats).

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Max Mara black cashmere wrap coat with wide calf hair belt and Gucci Dionysus bagWide Belts

Swapping out your coat’s matching wrap belt for a statement style like this one will make it look brand-new and give your outfit some attitude.

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Add an Extra Layer

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Fur Vest

Adding layers underneath your coat is not only smart (hello, warmth!), but it lends some visual interest to your outfit.


Wool or Denim Vests

A coordinating vest or jacket can also give your outerwear more layered appeal. Unfortunately I don’t have photos of this, but you could also wear a denim or leather jacket underneath for a little edgy street-style.

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Linking with Walking in Memphis in High Heels, Living in Color Style, Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, The Pleated Poppy & Color and Grace

  • Mica
    January 18, 2017

    These are great tips! 🙂 I like the idea of belting a scarf over a coat, it looks really nice in the example you shared 🙂

    Hope you are having a lovely week.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Zelle
    January 18, 2017

    Gorgeous! Loving all of your scarves!

    Southern Style

  • Shannon
    January 18, 2017

    You are the queen at accessorizing! You always make a coat look so chic! I wish I could play more with layers and scarves but I may have a heat stroke! ha!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Amy Arnold
    January 19, 2017

    This post is proof that you are like the most chic person ever! I love these tips, especially the scarf of the same color tied underneath. I loved how you belted the black coat recently.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • guestblogit
    January 19, 2017

    Looking good! I like your style!!

  • Shauna
    January 19, 2017

    Yes, yes, yes to ALL of this! That LV scarf has got to be my fave. What a statement piece, and what a find! Perfect for any season. Have a great weekend, gorgeous!! XO



    July 20, 2017

    Great post! I like all the details and the ideas!

  • GOindiastore
    July 26, 2017

    Stunning photos! thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures with us.

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