The Statement Coat

During the coldest months of the winter, we probably spend more time in our coats than ever.  A good coat that keeps us warm and cozy, then, is a must in any winter wardrobe.  While traditional pea coats and basic trench coats serve a purpose, a coat that makes a statement, a bold statement about our style sensibility can truly elevate our winter style.

I found my statement coat last winter season the moment I spotted the Anthropologie Dusken Funnelneck coat.  It’s a beautiful navy coat by Plenty by Tracy Reese that boasts bold multicolored stripes, decorative snap/hook closures, and a funky asymmetrical collar.  The coat originally retailed for $298, but I played the waiting game and secured one for the discounted price of $124.95!

Anthropologie dusken funnelneck coat, Statement Coat 3c
Location: Tower Grove Park, St. Louis

Anthropologie dusken funnelneck coat, Statement Coat 5c

Coat—Anthropologie | similarsimilar

Pants—J.Crew Factory

Boots—Cole Haan | similar, similar
Gloves—Loft | similar

Earrings—Kate Spade | similarsimilar
Lip—Mac “Rebel” Lipstick & Mac “Currant” lip pencil

There’s a statement coat for everyone this winter whether you opt to express your style with texture, color, or silhouette. Here are a few coats I’ve been eying this year that surely make bold statements.

Fall 2013 Statement Coats, How to Choose a Statement Coat

1. Plaid Coat
2. Chartreuse wool coat
3. Deep violet coat
4. Colorblock coat


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    • December 19, 2013 / 2:13 am

      Thanks, Mary! I had to stalk Anthropologie to secure one at the right price. I just had to have it 🙂

  1. December 18, 2013 / 3:17 pm

    Love this coat and your site- I found you by searching for images of real women wearing this coat, which I sadly missed out on last year while I waited for it to go on sale. I actually JUST purchased it off poshmark today and in my excitement to receive it, I came back to your site- and lo and behold you are wearing it today! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • December 19, 2013 / 2:15 am

      I'm so glad you found the blog that way, Sara. I'm even happier that you finally found this coat. It is truly amazing, I receive compliments every single time I wear it. It's an attention grabber. I'm certain you will enjoy wearing it as much I do.

      Do come back and visit! Love having you here.