How To Wake Up This Season’s “One Outfit” Blues

By: Kristin MacDonald
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As the weather starts to turn frigid here in this neck of the woods, I find myself defaulting to things like turtlenecks, mohair knit socks, bottles of red wine, and most importantly, blanket-y warm coats in order to keep warm.

The thing about winter where we live is that your coat ends up being your “outfit” for 5-6 months, since that’s all that anyone ever sees you in. Oh hi, people I am running into on the street, what am I wearing? My coat… yet again.

I always choose something incredibly warm, since being frozen is pretty much the least fashionable thing possible.

Second, I believe you have got to absolutely adore your coat choice(s) (some of us have multiple…) in order for it to sustain the season.

Choose something that works for multiple occasions & outfits, as well as something that’s just really you. I often go with vintage, since the quality is A1 and I know it guarantees no fashion doppelgängers.

Then, adding small embellishments to my coat(s) seems to keep them interesting as the season rolls along. In one of these examples, I added a vintage stole that gives some added texture and always makes me feel a little more dressed up.

I may add a big ol’ rhinestone pin to another coat, or an oversized tartan scarf (my current favourite accessory). For me, it’s all about the right starting point & some fun embellishments when dressing in a cold climate.

 

Photo: Kate Mclean

Photo: Kate Mclean

 

Photo: Nicholas MacDonald

Photo: Nicholas MacDonald

 

Photo: Stefanie Loukes

Photo: Stefanie Loukes

 

 

 

 

 

 



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