Love Your Last Layer :: the 'it' coat

Friday, January 30, 2015

Let your last layer be your favorite because, after all, your coat is the piece that gets the most playing time in the winter. On busy days when I'm out and about, my coat is my outfit. This season I chose a wool coat with leather sleeves - timeless with an edgy flair. 
Underneath my star piece, I kept it polished and simple. Opt for a neutral color scheme that compliments your outer layer while adding interest with a special necklace. I can almost never say no to pearls - especially when worn with an elegant black ensemble. How very Audrey! 
It's no secret that leather has been my weakness this entire season. I've featured this luxe and of-the-moment texture in almost every post recently. So when I spotted this wool coat with leather sleeves you can imagine my excitement. I think it's the perfect marriage between classic and contemporary and I feel so chic wearing it every day! 
Go ahead and pop your collar for a little extra protection from those flurries; not to mention a high-fashion vibe. 
Center an entire outfit around your coat for a warm look that you can comfortably - and stylishly - wear both inside and out. 
A combo of leather and calf hair puts these booties ahead of the shoe curve.  
Pearls never have and never will be out of style. But to give your look a modern update, don't put your pearls on double duty. If I'm wearing pearls around my neck, I choose something other than matching studs in my ear. 
Photos by Dan Harper 
[skirt: Ann Taylor, turtleneck: Ann Taylor, coat: Ann Taylor, booties: Ann Taylor, pearls: fine jewelry, earrings: fine jewelry, watch: Marc Jacobs, bracelet: Ann Taylor]

I have only recently started taking coat selection seriously. Up until this year (I know, I've been so behind), I wore my white North Face fleece everywhere. I thought it was the only "coat" I needed. How silly of me! Don't get me wrong, North Face jackets are great, but they aren't exactly a star on the fashion world stage. 

After investing in three fabulous coats this past year that are beautiful, warm, and versatile, I feel much more prepared for looking chic in any type of weather.  Be proud of your last layer and make it your most stylish layer yet! 
SHOP :: 


52 comments:

  1. Great look, really love your style! :)

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  2. You look stunning.That jacket is beautiful
    have a great weekend
    kisses

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  3. You look fantastic dear!
    xoxo

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  4. Lovely outfit, very classic and chic!

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  5. What a great coat. The contrast sleeves are fabulous!

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  6. Perfect look, this coat suits you so good. *__*
    Have a nice weekend...

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  7. great outfit, love it! :)

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  8. chic<3<3 very nice jacket!
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  9. Love your booties and eye make up. Amazing post & can you please click on the sheinside links in my latest post. It would mean the world to me!


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  10. You look stunning Kat! I loooove your coat. I'm totally in leather this season too. Usually the warm coats are the most stylish. So layering is the key. Beautiful. Happy weekend pretty!!

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  11. You look so classy! Gorgeous outfit!

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  12. Gorgeous outfit! Love your shoes♥
    Kisses,
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  13. Cool coat :)

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  14. Stunning coat, great look babe!!!
    Have a lovely WE!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  15. I really love your style and your outfits.
    You look so beautiful!
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    Thank you!!♥

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  16. This coat is beautiful, and I love that you paired it with a pencil skirt and pearls!

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  17. your makeup and photos are amazing!
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  18. Coats are tough, or at least they are for me. I have such a hard time shopping for them. In the states often the smallest size is too big, and if there is a belt that is a problem too b/c they assume if you are size 2 then you are 5'5" or under. I am almost 5'8" so the belt generally hits at my rib cage so pretty silly looking. I like this coat b/c it is boxy and has no belt. Looks great on you too.

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  19. You look stunning! Love the coat so much :)

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  20. Very elegant look! I really like the coat and the skirt! So cool! :)

    A big kiss!

    Babi
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  21. This is another fabulous coat of yours.. I still cannot get over the trench with leather sleeves.. too gorgeous!

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  22. Precious outfit, very chic! Love it your make up you are very stylish!

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  23. I love mixed material, leather and wool looks so pretty together!
    xx Elle

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  24. you chose the perfect statement coat! loving the leather sleeves! :)

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  25. you chose the perfect statement coat! loving the leather sleeves! :)

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  26. Great coat! I have loved fun outerwear this winter. Such a great way to make a statement.

    Amy Ann
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  27. Oh, Kat this is such a beautiful and classy look! It just suits you so, so well! I really love the coat you are wearing- the leather elements/sleeves add so much coolness to it! :)
    This outfit is perfect for this weather as I believe that turtleneck sweater definitely kept you warm! :)

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  28. You are one classy lady Kathleen.. so stunning! Love the coat so much, it's soooo beautiful, every girl needs that in their wardrobe <3 Drooling all over those shoes <3

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  29. The jacket looks pretty amazing!!


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  30. Great outfit. I like winter dress and your jewelry.
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  31. Your whole look is so elegant, but I'm really swooning over that coat. Stunning!

    Jackie

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  32. Great look Kathleen, almost elegance and grunge mixed together here. It is glad to be back to blogging and catching up to your blog. New post up tomorrow. Rachel xo

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  33. beautiful!

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  34. Very pretty! You look great. Love the shoes xxx

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  35. adorable look, hunny)))) happy monday)))) xoxo

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  36. What a great coat, I am in desperate need of a new one!

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  37. Amazing outfit:) Great jacket I want this same:)
    xoxo
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  38. Great jacket! I love it!!

    xx
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  39. You look absolutely magnification.
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  40. This is so so gorgeous, you look stunning!
    Bethany x

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  41. Thank you for guest posting for me this week! I love the post you put together and this outfit is such a classic take on all black. Your eye makeup looks stunning my dear

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  42. I have been really into standout coats too! I've gotten several new ones this year and they really are the star of any outfit! I love the leather sleeves on yours!

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  43. Just dropping by again.. I hope you're having a fabulous week Kathleen! <3

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  44. You have such beautiful make up!

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  45. Very classy! Your makeup looks great, whatever lipgloss you used is just amazing!!

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