I came across this image of Helena from BROOKLYN BLONDE yesterday and had a bit of an epiphany.
While I was lamenting the ankle deep slush and ice, I realized that we’ve spent a lot of time together talking about how to use outerwear layers to keep us warm — remember THIS post?
Clearly, being warm is extremely important, but in all of that talk I really didn’t give outerwear and cold weather style its due credit. With the right coat and accessories — just check out Helena — outerwear can skew away from function and more towards true style.
Shop The Look:
Coat — 3.1 Phillip Lim (currently on sale!) // Scarf — Helmut Lang (under $90!) // Jeans — 7 For All Mankind // Shoes — Sam Edelman (a STEAL and practical dupe for the designer AQUAZZURA version) // Bag — Karl Lagerfeld Paris (on clearance + under $130!) // Sunglasses — Gentle Monster
When you find a coat so flattering that it doesn’t even matter what you wear underneath, you know you’ve nailed your cold weather style! That right outerwear piece can become the focus of your wardrobe. The next thing you know, you’ll have strangers on the street telling you how great you look perhaps on the coldest, wettest, slushiest day of the season.
Now, that’s a #wintergoal to aspire to in 2017.