Five Classic Coats You Should Have!

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As we approach cooler temps and start making our coats, there are essential coats that you should have in your wardrobe.  Whether your goal is to create a polished coat that speaks to your professionalism or a modern and trendy version that would be better suited for casual days, here is a style guide!

The Camel Coat
A chic camel coat is about as classic as you can go.  A well-tailored camel coat will always look expensive and pairs well with everything.  It dresses up and down.  I pair mine with dressy clothing and even faded denim boyfriend jeans.  


The Black Coat
A black coat is an essential timeless wardrobe piece.  I have a black pea coat, and I'm currently planning a long black dress coat because it's a "must have" for my wardrobe.  A beautiful black coat will never go out of style.  But beware:  a black coat is a lint magnet!  Carry a lint roller in your purse!

A Red Coat
On those cold, dreary winter days, a red coat will give you life!  As far as statement coats go, red is definitely a winner!  My red coat is a deep red blanket-style draped coat.  I plan to eventually add a tailored red coat to my collection.

A Winter White Coat
I know some will scoff at the idea and think how impractical.  But contrary to belief, a winter white coat is a great coat to own.  Granted this may not be the best choice for an everyday coat, but it definitely can have a place in your wardrobe.  I love my blanket style white coat.  And I love pairing it with contrasting black with pops of red.

The Animal Print Coat
The animal print coat is a bold choice.  It's your "novelty coat".  The best way to wear an animal print coat is to allow the coat to be the star and keep your outfit -- simple!
Happy Coatmaking!

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13 comments

  1. Focusing on color was not what I was expecting with your article title, but it really is a good way to go about building a collection. Looking at all these coat styles really has helped to solidify my outerwear style. Thankfully I have two good coats as a starting point to work from.

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    1. As you said, I love collecting coats because I enjoy making them. And I love pairing a coat to match an outfit.

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    2. I'll add that I'm not an animal print person, so I would use navy as its replacement in the five color repertoire.

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    3. Animal Print is not for everyone! LOL You have to be "That Girl"! But also, plaids, checks, houndstooths and various other prints make a great novelty coat.

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  2. I have never given the animal print coat a second look. You got me with the pink lining tho. Okay, I'm sold.

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  3. Hey now! I love them all, but you know you had me with animal print (and pink lining )...winning!!! One down (soon to be), four to go

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  4. Love all, this gives you room for a lot of thought of color and style options.

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  5. Hi Erica,

    I love the animal coat that you made. I want to make one but I never know what type of fabric to use. Can you tell me what type of fabric you used for your. Great post btw.

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    1. I used a short hair faux fur. Thanks!

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