It’s that time of the year again when the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder and pumpkin spice is in the air. Before we know it, winter will be upon us. As we transition to the new season and switch our summer wardrobe for fall/winter wear, stay both warm and stylish with a chic overcoat.
Overcoats are among the best outerwear options to look refined and dignified. While there are many options to layer with, including trench coats, puffer jackets, and duffle coats, just to name a few, certain outfits call for an overcoat and no other alternative will give the same stylish effect. The perfect overcoat will not only keep you warm but it should fit you well once layered over your outfit, without looking too big or too snug. Overcoats are normally made of wool, which provides both the desirable warmth and weight. While usually made of wool, overcoats don’t have to be in basic black color, as usual.
It's time to add some Colors to your Black Wardrobe
A black overcoat may seem like the easiest option – something you can throw on without having to think too much about it. But as we all know, the easiest option isn’t always the best and the last thing you want is to look basic and boring. This season, update your winter wardrobe with a colored overcoat. Focus on your Overcoat regardless what you are wearing underneath.
How to combine a Camel and Brown Overcoat
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Let’s start with your everyday professional attire. When wearing a suit, an overcoat is arguably the only appropriate outerwear to layer on. Give your go-to navy suit extra life by styling it with a chic camel or brown colored overcoat. Complete the look with brown oxford shoes and a necktie with a similar color tone for a fashionable business ensemble. For an even more stylish effect, choose a camel overcoat with a contrasting navy collar.
Another weekend option is wearing a beige jumper or turtleneck with beige or khaki trousers. Complete the effortlessly chic, monochrome outfit with leather sneakers and a coordinating beige overcoat. As an alternative to trousers or chinos, you can also match this look with blue or grey jeans for an even more relaxed outfit. Either option will ensure that you’re well-ready and well-dressed for wherever the weekend takes you.
How to combine a Grey Overcoat
While a black overcoat may seem like the most natural option to put on when wearing a grey suit, think again. Why not look past convention and give your outfit more personality and depth by wearing a checkered grey overcoat instead. Complete the outfit with black shoes, along with a necktie and a scarf in shades of grey. The monochrome colors of your garments and accessories along with the contrasting fabric print and textures will lend more dimension to your entire outfit. If you don’t think a checkered overcoat is the choice for you, you can still create a stylish look with a simple grey overcoat.
Colored overcoats are also great for creating a casual yet stylish weekend outfit. Being relaxed doesn’t mean your style has to suffer. Go for an easy and simple all-black outfit. Take your favorite black shirt or jumper, along with black jeans or chinos, and casual black shoes. Throw on a camel or grey overcoat and you’re good to go. The little pop of color goes a long way in elevating your casual style.
If you’re not in the mood for an all-black outfit. You can easily mix and match different tones with a colored overcoat. Try dark grey jeans with a white t-shirt, a black hoodie and sneakers or boots. Contrast the completely casual attire with your grey tailored overcoat to create a look that’s both laid back yet dapper. You can even take the contrast a step further by wearing rugged, distressed jeans.
How to combine a Blue Overcoat
Now if you’re wearing a black suit, whether during the day or while out in the evening, add some color to your outfit. Choose a blue overcoat instead of creating a full black look with a matching black overcoat. Match a blue overcoat with a similarly colored blue necktie to keep your outfit nicely coordinated.
How to combine a Green Overcoat
Did you know that a green overcoat is easier to combine as you thought? Especially dark shades can replace the black or grey overcoat in your collection. Wear your green overcoat with jeans and a dark funnel neck pullover.
How to combine a Burgundy Overcoat
The most elegant colored overcoat. The burgundy overcoat will be the highlight in autumn and winter. You will be an eye-catcher with this coat. A navy blue suit with a white shirt gives a clean and fantastic look. Add a shade of brown to your tie to upgrade your look.
With all the possible ways of wearing colored overcoats, you can certainly give your black overcoat a rest from daily wear this fall/winter season.