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Oversize Chic: Long Coats and Ankle Boots

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Long coat is sophisticated yet very practical for winter. Since the length gives it a dramatic effect, pick neutral tones to avoid being overwhelmed. Also, because it covers pretty much everything we wear underneath, accessories are key to spice the look up, be it a printed scarf, a hot It bag, fabulous shades, or eye-catching shoes.

For petite ladies, I would suggest picking those come with a belt or has slim fit. If wear with pants, roll them up to show some skin. Also, heels can give you extra height while bold scarves and pretty hats helping draw attention up.

In Chinese: 长款大衣保暖又很有范。今天的两个造型教我们怎么搭:首先在颜色上,尽量选择低调的中性色,因为长度本身就已经是很吸引眼球的元素了;其次因为这种大衣基本会盖住我们里面穿的衣服,所以要避免单调,扮靓就要靠配件了,比如抢眼的围巾大墨镜设计师手包或一双彩色的羊皮手套;在鞋款的选择上,搭配踝靴会比高筒靴看起来更利落。

娇小的女孩不太适合这种长度的大衣,如果要穿,选择带有腰带或修身收腰的剪裁,搭配短裤或迷你裙,如果要配长裤,可以挽起裤腿,露出纤细的脚踝。配饰的选择上,帽子或彩色的大围巾等都能帮助视线上移,从而拉长身形。

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Coat: The Row (also here; similar here; Petite friendly here & here)
Jeans: J Brand (also love this wash)
Shoes: Surface to Air (similar here & here)
Bag: Stella McCartney ‘Beckett’ (great alternative here)
Scarf: Denis Colomb (under $40 here here)
Makeup: Dior ‘Couture’ Lip & Nail Palette (Limited Edition)

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Sunglasses: Prada
Scarf:  Saint Laurent (similar here & here)
Coat: Free People
Bag: Burberry (more on sale here; similar here)
Shoes: Brian Atwood (on sale; similar here)

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Three Unexpected Ways To Wear Brown Leather Jacket

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Photos (from left): Heidi Klum, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Clemence Poesy; Courtesy of vogue.co.ukbauergriffinonline.comfashioncappuccino.com.

Leather jacket is no doubt a timeless wardrobe staple. Among all of the colors, black and brown are the most flattering ones that worth the investment and will accompany us for many years. We already talked about classic black leather jacket here, today let’s focus on brown.

Compared to polished and edgy black, brown is more casual and effortlessly chic. Rich brown flatters almost all the skin tones. When the leather breaks down over time, the brown color will appear more attractive.

Above three looks are my favorite. The stars really brought out different sides of a brown leather jacket and showed its versatility:

Heidi Klum (above left)’s sneakers and boyfriend jeans give her brown leather a laid-back, casual vibe; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (middle)’s skinny jeans and sexy ankle booties add urban chicness to the jacket; Clemence Poesy’s tough boots easily transform the look into an edgy, carefree off- duty outfit. Let alone the unexpected color combinations on them: brown with floral print, with lush green or vibrant red.

Which one is your favorite? And what’s your “secret” to spicing up your brown leather jacket?

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From left:
Vince ($50 here)
Bernardo (similar here)
Reiss (similar here, petite version here)

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Jacket: Reiss (similar here)
Top: Splendid (or this one)
Jeans: Current/Elliott (similar here)
Shoes: Serafini (similar here)
Scarf: Fendi 

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Jacket: Reiss 
Top: T by Alexander Wang (similar here)
Jeans: J Brand (great alternative here)
Bag: Bottega Veneta (great style here)
Shoes: Via Spiga

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Jacket: Reiss
Top: Kain (great buy here)
Jeans: J Brand (great alternative here)
Bag: Alexander Wang (also here & here)
Shoes: Frye

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Cocoon Coat: The Beauty Of Voluminous Silhouette

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Vika Gazinskaya at Paris fashion week; Courtesy of wwd.com, vogue.com, harpersbazaar.com.

What caught my eye: The oh-so-elegant Parisian style (although she is Russian)

Why I love it: