Why You Should Break Up With Your Puffer Coat

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I’m a Friday-after-Thanksgiving kind of holiday music listener, and although by October’s end, I’ve already dug out all the white lights (twinkle, fairy, globes, you name it) to string on the mantles, you know I’m also the kinda gal who leaves Christmas up until February. Have you started decorating?

When it comes to winter fashion, do you find yourself decking yourself out in holiday trends or classic colors that could match your tree?

Wearing green wool coat from  Nordstrom Rack  (old), Forever21 top (old),  Zara check pants , and Zara white booties (old)

Wearing green wool coat from Nordstrom Rack (old), Forever21 top (old), Zara check pants, and Zara white booties (old)

For example, today I knew I wanted to wear this bright green statement coat (similar here). Well then of course I also wanted to wear a statement top underneath with voluminous, multi-tiered bell sleeves. (If you give a mouse a cookie.) As a base, I am wearing basic checked pants and a minimalist black wood watch. And winter white booties all day, every day. (Though as I look at these pictures, I’m pretty sure they need a good cleaning.)

This beauty of this statement coat is that it isn’t just a Christmas coat, even though the Grinch would appreciate it. A bright kelly green coat is the perfect way to brighten up winter days and beyond. Take this coat into the spring by wearing it with yellows and pale pinks and all the florals you can find. (Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.)

When I lived in Chicago, then D.C., and now New Jersey (all very cold locales) – first, it makes me wonder why I ever left my native Miami – and then, begs the question of why I used to suck it up and alternate between 1) an extra-long black puffer and 2) a short black puffer and focus on the outfit underneath. But whyyyyy? I realized I spend more time wearing my coat than anything else in the winter, so I want to feel good about how I look from the outside in. As I get wisely older, I vow to invest in quality fabrics and interesting constructions, like this green wool coat. Though it may not look as warm as a puffer, its 100% Italian wool is a winter’s dream. So why not add some color into your outerwear and slay that way? Winter is so much more fun!

What do you guys think of bright green during the winter?

Wearing green wool coat from  Nordstrom Rack  (old), Forever21 top (old),  Zara check pants , and Zara white booties (old)

Wearing green wool coat from Nordstrom Rack (old), Forever21 top (old), Zara check pants, and Zara white booties (old)

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Photos by Ayzia.