Chilly temperatures are upon us and there is no better time to invest in the winter staples we need this season. While the cooler air can be frustrating to work with, it also provides a great opportunity for spicing up your look. Also how can we forget Valentine's day is right around the corner, so bring out the hint of red, pink and white's from your closet! Peacoats and midi-length coats are a must have for any outfit especially when you want to look more put together than the heavy down parkas you may wear on a daily basis. Here are some outfit inspirations with coats of different style and length. Coats in shades of grey and tan are seen everywhere on runways, stores and online sites, but if you want to change things up a bit, burgundy and maroon are other options as well. The first look is a classic attire with a grey peacoat and grey scarf. Although white and black are easier to work with, grey isn't as hard as it seems. Many don't realize that pairing different textures of grey and adding accessories like a silver necklace or bracelet really help bring an all grey outfit to the next level. For shoes or heels opt for colours such as white, black or even red. The pop of colour will bring out an all grey outfit.
The second pairing is the famous tan or coffee coloured coat. I'm sure many of you have this classic coat in your closet. To change things up a bit, add a (faux) fur collar to glam up a regular outfit. The fur brings out a more feminine look and is great for brunch and transitioning to an evening date night or a stroll around town. Wear your favourite winter outfit and top if off with black booties and you are good to go!
Aside from the classic colour palettes that everyone gravitate on, maroon and burgundy are becoming a huge hit for outerwear, especially in the traditional peacoat style. Rocking a red coat can sometimes be intimidating, on top of that a peacoat can sometimes look more masculine or oversized when paired the wrong way. In this pairing, I chose again another (faux) fur collar, but in black this time. I will admit this is a more daring look and may not be everyone's taste, but personally I love the contrast between the red and black. It gives out not only a feminine touch, but a royal and lavishing appeal. Wear your go to pointed black heels and you have yourself another personalized winter outfit.