How To Make Your Old Winter Coat Feel New Again

I kid you not. Today’s featured winter coat is over 7 years old. It remains a favorite that I reach for often. It’s such a standout coat, though, that I like to make sure that I’m making it look and feel fresh every time I wear it. Today, I’m sharing 3 tricks for making that happen.


What I’m wearing:

Sweater tank (under $30) | Pants | Pumps (option, option) | Tracy Reese Coat (old, option)

1. Play with color

As you can imagine, I was drawn to this particular coat because of its colorful stripes. It’s especially fun, then, to play with color when rocking this topper. In this look, I’m teasing out the fuchsia color in the coat with my color blocked fuchsia and purple ensemble.

Talking about playing with color, this entire week on the blog will be dedicated to fun color combinations, so come back to check out all the posts.

2. Skip the scarf

Scarves are sometimes necessary, but they potentially draw attention away from a fab coat. My coat, in particular, has a striking funnel neck I like to show off. Turtlenecks are great options, then, when you plan to go sans scarf. By the way, this gorgeous mock neck sweater is only $29! I’m wearing it in a size small, but I think I could get an even better fit by sizing down to the extra small. It’s very stretchy.

3. Cape it

Why wear it when you can drape it? Draping your coat over your shoulders, when it’s warm enough to do some comfortably, makes any coat (and outfit) look infinitely cooler.

For more tips on giving new life to an old favorite winter coat, see 6 super chic ways to style your coat.

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