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HOW TO STYLE YOUR TEDDY COAT & WHY BUY IT NOW

 


 

You don’t exactly start an article or a blog post with a bold statement. Typically, you give a reason to your readers, leading them to a particular statement and then you make it. Well, I’m not aiming for a Pulitzer Prize here, so I will go ahead and make it. This shearling coat is the best purchase I’ve ever made! I say this out loud every time I jump in my car after running through the freezing cold and blistering wind. And I tell you, the distance between my parking spot and the place where I work is not even far away. 

 

But running through this frigid weather certainly does make it feel like forever. Then, I’d like to go on by thanking the BCBG designers team for thinking about us fashionistas and making this coat not only super warm, but stylish as well. I know, I can be a crazy lady sometimes. But that is not the point. The point here is that never before have I felt so warm and fashionable in a winter coat. It might’ve been one or the other, but never both at the same time. I don’t exaggerate when I say this coat is to die for. It’s a must have!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I bought my first teddy coat back in 2016 after seeing it on a fellow fashion blogger. That particular teddy coat was from Abercrombie & Fitch. The quality and feel didn’t exactly blow me away and I considered returning it. But it was quite a steal at the price of only $60, so I decided to keep it to wear for running errands and going to the gym. Soon after, it was the only coat I wore for not only going to the gym and running errands, but for work, lunch with my girlfriends and many other occasions. Sure, it wasn’t my favorite winter coat, but it was easy to throw on over a sweater with a pair of jeans and it was very warm! I did explore my options and looked for a teddy coat that was not only warm but would fit my style better, but there wasn’t any better choices. 

 

 


 

SINCE YOU DON’T BUY A WINTER COAT FOR JUST ONE SEASON, IMAGINE MY DELIGHT WHEN I FOUND THIS BEAUTY OF A COAT!

 


 

And to this day, I still need to do some digging to find a coat that’s warm, stylish and classic. But that also doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Since you don’t buy a winter coat for only one or two seasons, imagine my delight when I came across this beauty of a coat! To be completely honest, at first I bought it for just the looks. But after wearing it through some very cold days, I’ve realized that it’s been the best purchase I’ve made this far!

 

 

 

 

 

It might seem a little late in the season to buy a faux fur coat right now. After all, the season is almost over. But the perk is that most of these coats are on sale right now! Although, you might only wear it for another month or so, I can assure you that your future self will thank you next season, when you get it out from the back of your closet once winter cold hits.

What I’ve learned about styling outfits for winter is that you can only be stylish in your thin coat for so long. Once you freeze your butt off a couple of times, you’ll go for something that’s warm and comfortable. Even if it’s not as stylish as you’d want it to be. That’s why I recommend buying not only one, but two coats. One for every day and one for special occasions. See my top picks below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO STYLE YOUR TEDDY COAT

 


 

Literally wear it with anything! After all it’s outerwear, right? But here are a few of my favorite looks if I want to make the coat part of my outfit.

For a casual look, I like to wear it with high-waisted jeans, a short sweater and booties. Very simple and minimalistic. But you can always add statement earrings or a statement handbag to elevate the look.

For a more bolder look, I wear over-the-knees boots with a sweater dress. Again, always adding statement earrings like mine in the picture. Patent leggings with matching patent leather booties also work for a bold look. It looks like one piece, but in reality it’s actually two pieces. Pairing it with a beige sweater and plush coat softens the look, so it’s still bold but not over the top.

 

SHOP MY LOOK

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

FAUX FUR COATS FOR ANY OCCASION

 


 

EVERY DAY 

The best choices for every day in my opinion are knee-length and mid-length coats in cream (like mine), beige and brown colors. Whatever the occasion, those colors are very versatile and look great either paired with blue jeans or a black pencil skirt.

 

SPECIAL OCCASION

For a statement coat, go for bold colors, color blocks and prints (like the selection below). You won’t wear it as much as the everyday beige coat, but that’s the beauty of it. Each time you put it on, it will make you feel special. And you’ll stay warm, while being ever-so stylish in your teddy coat.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY TRAV MCAVADDY
POST EDITOR RORY WILBUR
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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