A tailored coat will always make you look elegant. A neutral color is a wise choice since you will likely wear this coat for several years. Neutral colors are the most versatile, and simple styles stand the test of time.
My classic steel gray tailored coat is a wool/cashmere blend with clean, sleek styling. I bought it more than three years ago and will likely be wearing it for another ten. I chose this style so as not to add bulk to the bust or tummy. A belt, showy rows of metal buttons, busy toggles, or a puffer style would make me look larger than I am.
The color is dark enough not to show dirt, but it is more subtle than black. The fabric is supple, soft, and warm. I can even wear it over a wool blazer without feeling too confined.
I hope that showing you how I wear the same things on repeat in different combinations inspires you to make the best clothing purchases for you and your lifestyle. The most sustainable wardrobe is the one you have. I advocate making wise choices and then using those items for the long term.
The black and ivory trousers are here. The black turtleneck sweater is here. A similar scarf is here. Similar gloves are here. Similar shoes are here. The bag is here. A similar tailored coat is here, here, and here.
We took these pictures when we took a short afternoon drive over to Elizabethton, Tennessee, on Saturday. I wore this look earlier in the day to visit the grocery store and the Post Office.
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