Coat Inspiration

by Janice

I’m still undecided about what fabric to use for my Gertie coat, and though I own a lot of black for Fall/Winter (and year round), I really don’t want to make a plain black, super practical coat, but I do want to make something that is neutral enough to be wearable all season. Here are some coats that I’m looking at for inspiration.

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Pink Coat

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I can’t decide if this coat is too light-colored for me or too light-colored to wear in winter. I tend to look washed out in pastels and lighter colors, too.

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Olive Military Inspired Coat


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This is a Balmain melton military coat. I really like olive since it’s not black, and therefore details can be seen, and yet it’s versatile enough to go with browns, blacks, and other deeply saturated colors.

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White Fancy Coat with Lace Border Details


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I love the lace border on this fancy coat. I don’t know how practical winter whites are for me since most of my Fall/Winter clothing is dark-colored though.

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Black Polka-Dot Coat


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I really like the subtle texture on this coat. It’s black, so it will go with everything for me, but the polka dots are small and give it some texture.

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Red Coat with White Piping


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The white piping on the collar and sleeves really makes this coat stand out.

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Leopard Coat


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This is the Betsey Johnson But Darling jacket. This happens to be a jacket, but I love the leopard print contrast cuffs and collar.

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Mauve Coat


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Mauve is another great color for Fall/Winter. It’s subtle enough to go with lighter pieces and strong enough to go with darker pieces. It’s also a very unique color.

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Purple Coat with Black fur trim


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I really like the black fur on this deep purple coat. It looks very luxe.