As I have said in the past (and in almost all of my winter posts) I really, really, hate the cold. Though sometimes I think it can be pretty, such as when the trees and ground are covered in that white fluffy stuff, but if you ask me, the cold weather is the worst when we don't even have snow or sun. However, this past weekend one of those factors were eliminated and we actually had some sun here in the 'Burgh, making going out a little bit more bearable. So since I was more that ready to get out of my house (because I was definitely getting a case of cabin fever) I took the opportunity to head to downtown Sewickley to walk around a bit and stop some of my favorite shops.
Cold Weather Comfort
Even though I hate the cold, I actually hate being stuck indoors even more. However, I generally do not do outfit of the day posts that involve my winter layers because generally I'm too bundled up to be stylish. But this weekend, that changed when I finally had the opportunity to style this coat, which I received as a Christmas present from John's mum. So, when I took to a day of shopping in town, I decided to style this fleece and suede coat with a simple striped sweater, a pair of skinnies, my favorite booties from SheIn, and my latest Rocksbox set!
Unfortunately, until I received this coat from John's mum, I hadn't had a suede coat for years because after college round one, I finally retired mine. So needless to say, I was thrilled when I received this gorgeous gift! Now, the reason I love this coat so much isn't only because it is from John's mum, but because I love (and always will love) the style of it. I always adored the tan and white contrast for these classic coats, and in my opinion, they should be a winter staple piece in every girls closet, due to the fact suede and fleece coats will always be incredibly chic and simply look timelessly stylish. The other reason I love suede and fleece coats (this coat included) is because they are so incredibly warm! Which is perfect for me due to the fact I never really want to sacrifice style for warmth.
To style this coat, I decided to pair it with a simple maroon and tan striped sweater, some light wash skinnies, and my tan suede booties from SheIn. The reason I chose this casual, crew neck sweater from Macy's to pair with this coat, is because I liked the contrast of the maroon of the sweater with the white fleece, as well as how the tan stripes matched the tan of the coat. And the reason I opted for my tan suede booties from SheIn, is due to the fact they matched the look and are incredibly comfortable, which was great for all the walking I was doing.
Lastly, the jewelry I decided to pair with this outfit were the pieces from my most recent Rocksbox set. This set featured this cool Jenny Bird Raya Choker, this Wanderlust + Co triangle ring, and this absolutely gorgeous Trina Turk Geo Hinge Cuff! The reason I chose to style these pieces with this outfit is because I felt that the gold looked lovely with my tan coat, and the choker worked perfectly with my crew neck sweater.
One Last Look
What are some of your favorite winter staple pieces? I'd love to hear about them, so let's chat in the comments below or you can tweet me at @StarkRavingChic. Have a photo of your kick-ass coat that you'd like to show off? Feel free to tag me in a post on Instagram or in your Insta Story at @StarkRavingChic! Later, babes.
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