yes, the holidays are consuming our every thought. what with gifts to wrap and those last few presents to buy. holiday parties are in full swing and the countdown is on. did you know 2018 is only 22 days away? yikes!
but in case you hadn’t heard old man winter is planning on his yearly visit. in fact, he might have arrived ahead of schedule based on the weather patterns this past week. i don’t know about you but i froze my fanny off the past few days. so i’m sharing different ways you can stay warm and look stylish. today, it’s all about layers. and a few of my favorite coats. think of them as the icing on the cake. or the cherry on top. just like shoes they can make or break your outfit.
peacoats are a winter staple and come in a variety of colors besides the tried and true navy blue. size up one size to wear with chunky sweaters.
L.L. Bean | Vince Camuto | J.Crew | French Connection
try adding a faux fur vest underneath a lightweight jacket for a twist.
INC. | Chico’s | Talbots | Nordstrom
on milder days a denim jacket is the perfect layer with a cable knit sweater. pop on a puffer vest for an extra layer of warmth
Madewell | L.L. Bean | Old Navy | Talbots
toggle coats are a classic wardrobe staple that will stand the test of time. pick a length any length.
J. Crew | Tommy Hilfiger | Ralph Lauren | Brooks Brothers
no list would be complete without a leather or faux leather moto jacket. i’m on the hunt for a new one. thought i found the perfect one but they didn’t have my size…
Ralph Lauren | Madewell | Urban Outfitters | Rebecca Taylor
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Thanks Beth. Your outfits always look so beautiful. I appreciate your tips for layering. One thing that I am learning is that types of materials make a difference for each layer. And cotton in my climate (Canada) is not warm or recommended! Imagine! The base layer is important to wick away moisture, the second layer, the insulating layer is for warmth, and the third layer is for element protection, ie: rain, snow. I am a big cotton fan, so this is a real learning curve for me. Again, thanks for your videos and blog posts. You are a great help to many people. Merry Christmas.
i imagine cotton should be reserved for summer in your neck of the woods! thanks for sharing the differences in layers. good information.
I, too, was on the lookout for a faux moto jacket ever since I first saw yours a long time ago. Tried several, but this one Eileen Fisher
Waxed Stretch Cotton Denim Bomber Jacket
Original: $298.00 NOW: $208.00
from Neiman Marcus is perfect. It says bomber in description, but really is moto style. Love it!!
That is a nice jacket!
i hope that one landed in your shopping cart, bobbie!
Beth, all I want to say is, you look wonderful in winter layers. Every photo…#1, you are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!First photo on this page SEXY!!!!!!!
i think you just made my day! xo
Oh, toggle coat photo.. REALLY CLASS! Love that jacket. Fits you to a T…Is you..
always love to wear this coat, bonnie! and the temps have been cold enough to do just that.
Nice mix of layering looks. Layers are definitely a must in NC–you never know what the weather will be like during the course of a day.
this time of year is always dicey when it comes to the weather. but boy has it been cold the past few days! and windy.
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