I love infusing current trends into my outfits, but at the same time I like to keep around my quality wardrobe items that really last, and make them work for the current season. Example: Oversized, long coats in black, camel, faux fur, etc, are all the rage, and while I would love to get my hands on more of these trending pieces, I have many coats from past seasons that still warrant wear every year. This coat is one from a few seasons back, and has a less on-trend cut with a high-low hem, rather than long and straight. Thus, I undid all the buttons, let the tie hang loose, and layered it over some trending pieces and created an up-to-date look.

It is important to keep your personal taste  as trends move on, and frankly, most of us can not afford to buy a new set of jackets every season. So, get a bit of creativity on. How can you adjust that coat you bought three years ago and wear it like you saw it yesterday? If you still love it, rock it.

xx nicole

Photos by Thomas van Bracht at Peloton Photos

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Coat: BB Dakota (Idea here)

Jeans: Weekday

Mules: New Look (Similar here)

Top: Only (Similar here)

Bag: Boutique (Idea here)

Lipstick: Melt Cosmetics “6six6”

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