The statement coat: Day + Night
While it's all about beach days and mojitos for some, on the other side of the world it's about jumpers and hot chocolate. Not that I need Winter to drink hot chocolate, I'll down that in 40°C/104°F heat. smirk. Looking around at my cooler weather options for this season, it was evident that I would feel better about my least favourite season with some wardrobe updates; and being a bit extra in my fashion choices, I couldn't go past this red coat! With the classic cut of the body and material, and the extra oomph of the ruffle sleeves, It was the perfect versatile statement coat for me! The key to styling a statement item is by keeping the rest of the outfit simple/simplish so it doesn't become too busy and majorly clash. For my day option I kept it simple with converse and my staple striped tee that I have been wearing on repeat. The stripes let the coat be the hero piece but breaks it up enough, so that it's not a completely safe and boring outfit. To dress it up, I went with a classic black dress and accessories, except for the heels so it breaks up the jacket.