That's a Wrap

details II Coat: SheIn  I  Top: Top Shop  I  Jeans: Denim Supply Ralph Lauren  I  Belt: Gucci  I Boots: Bebe  I  Clutch: Michael Kors  I  Sunnies: New Look (UK) 

Flowy and soft, the wrap coat silhouette creates a laid back yet very chic look for any occasion. A cozy, mid-length hemline and cascading revers provide a comfortable, warm layering option as we move into Spring. 
This classic style isn't going anywhere, so i've put together some tips for working a wrap coat into your wardrobe. 

1 I The length - The best part about a Wrap Coat is that it is easy to find one that fits just about any size or body type. Wrap silhouettes are one of the most flattering, only the hemline and sleeve length need to fall in the right place.  The hem length should be in proportion with your height and can easily be altered if need be. Hitting a few inches below the knee or right above the knee if you're petite. You don't need to worry about the shoulder sitting at the perfect spot, as shoulder seams are often dropped and lapels/revers are designed to be flowy and unstructured. The rest of the coat is basically shapeless. 

2 I Lining - I have come across several wrap coats that have no lining. Depending on the fabric, if it is not lined, the coat will not drape nicely. The intention of this silhouette is to provide a casual yet chic, thrown on look that moves with your body and is not structured. That being said, with any moment  you will see the lining,  so make sure it's a nice one ;). I loved the contrast of the black + white pin striped lining against the brown suede. This coat has a satin black and white striped lining. Obviously B&W is my go to palette, but I also like the unusual colour combination, it adds an interesting element to the coat. 

3 I Versatility - The wrap is one of the most versatile styles. It can be tied several different ways to create different looks. I love a laid back, loosely knotted belt around the waist, or  the contrary of a hour glass look, crossing over the revers and tightly tying to cinch in the waist. A modern way to style this silhouette is to wear it untied, completely open (as I did here) with the self belt hanging loosely at the sides. This allows for layering and an effortlessly cool vibe. 

4 I Solid fabric - You can find this silhouette in just about any fabric and pattern these days. For a modern look I suggest finding a solid fabric in a muted colour. It looks fresh and  works well with more options. 

5 I Keeping it simple - Whats more simple than a coat without buttons? With an unstructured style it is best to keep layers, accessories and footwear simple.  A streamlined mock neck/turtleneck and fitted bottoms work well with the movement of the coat. Simple is better for footwear and jewelry. I love a pointed toe shoe or boot with the cascading fabric.  The wrap  also looks fab with a pair of sneaks and ripped jeans for a casual weekend stroll. Think modern, minimal and chic. 

The outfit possibilities are endless. You can find the SheIn microsuede wrap coat that I styled here. 


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