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Alyssa

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2020-Sep

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Classic Camel City Coat

It’s no secret that the fall months are by far my favorite. As much as I love the laid back vibes of summer, nothing compares to that feeling of waking up to a crisp, cool morning with the breeze blowing through your window and the smell of the leaves turning. This time of year brings such newness and hope for what’s ahead, and I’m holding onto that even more-so this year than in years past, given the state of the world we are currently living in.

But just because we may not be walking the tree-lined streets of Newbury and Boylston this season in an effort to up our fashion game for back to school or in my case, the office, there are still a few key staples that are worth snagging now for future wears. At the top of the list? A classic camel coat.

When the weather starts to turn, I tend to lean more toward more structured staple pieces that I can layer and pair with more than one outfit at any given moment. Versatility has always been key for me. Not only does this method allow for less clutter in my closet, but shifts my mentality to making choices when I’m intentionally shopping for certain items. Less is more, in this case. I’ve always been a firm believe of quality over quantity when it came to my wardrobe.

This one from J. Crew was gifted to me by my mom a few years back from my birthday, and I’ve held onto it ever since. The quality of this coat is impeccable and the classic cut will never go out of style. Not to mention, it’s helped to elevate my more casual outfits. My favorite way to wear it is with a creamy cowl-neck sweater, white jeans, and brown leather ankle booties. I wear my usual 8 in this coat, which is akin to a size M. I have broad shoulders and tend to upsize when purchasing a coat, but this style runs somewhere between TTS and a larger fit. If you’re looking for a more oversized feel, go the size up from what you usually wear.

This coat retails for right around $230 and is currently on sale for $119 (50% off)! Enter the code COMFY at checkout (on the factory site, only) and you’ll receive an additional 20% off your total purchase. I’ve added a few more similar styles that I love below for your shopping pleasure. Do you own a a city coat, in camel or another color? I always love to see how you guys style things based on what you read here or otherwise, so please share with me! Whether it’s in the comments section or you tag me on Instagram, I’d love to see. Wishing you a refreshed perspective this fall and a renewed sense of hope for what’s to come. Have a great weekend!

Photo by Rachel Leiner.

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