coats & jackets

Winter + Outerwear

coats & jackets, outerwear

A dark outerwear piece goes with everything

*Will this outfit work on your body type? All my outfits emphasize flattering an apple shape -wider shoulders/narrow hips. In this picture I am 5’1″ and starting to show my baby bump. I am petite and also have a high waist and short torso.

How to choose a chic, versatile outerwear piece for an apple shape

If you’re an apple shape, I’d recommend the following when choosing your most versatile outerwear piece:

  1. Choose a dark color- If you tend to wear warm colors, opt for a dark warm color like chocolate brown. If you tend to wear cool colors like myself, go for black or navy blue. The dark color will always do the job of slimming and elongating your torso.
  2. Mid thigh is a great length for apple shapes. It’s long enough to keep you really warm but not too long where you feel like you’re drowning in it.
  3. I love wool. It’s warm and it doesn’t look bulky. The difference between a chic wool coat and a not so chic wool coat has to do with the buttons and the collar and details. Standing collars, military and pea coat style buttons, shoulder tabs, ¬†and asymmetrical closures bring wool coats over the top chic.
  4. If you have the option to wear the coat with the collar standing or laying down, it almost always looks better standing up.


Here are three great options all under $100!

My boots are super comfy and are from Naturalizer.
I’m wearing a felt hat like this one.
If you’re looking for super matte, super opaque black tights, these fit the bill.

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  • 12 pieces = 35 outfits
  • tips for choosing each piece specific to flattering your shape
  • picture of author wearing each outfit so you can visualize the items on an apple shape
  • item links for budget conscious women


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