Statement Coats

Coats. I love them! I just can’t help myself. Texas doesn’t even get that cold but I still find myself saying “I need this!” way too often. I come from a long line of women who believe in the importance of statement coats. Starting with my great-grandmother from Germany who sported her fur coats, to my grandmother (also German) who was always dressed to the nines. She never left the house without a statement coat that perfectly matched her outfit. My earliest fashion memories were playing around in my mom’s closet. She had everything from a hot pink duster (obsessed) to a leather ankle length coat completely fur-lined. While I am more of a faux fur girl, I can’t deny that these fabulous women shaped my love of fashion.

Statement Coats on Waketon Road Blog wearing plaid wool coat from Loft

Statement Coats on Waketon Road Blog wearing plaid wool coat from Loft

I have talked about my adoration of the camel coat on the blog recently as a classic piece that every woman needs in her wardrobe. But I also believe that your coats can be fun and become the statement piece of your outfit. It is after all, the top layer, so why not make it something fabulous?

Statement Coats on Waketon Road Blog wearing plaid wool coat from Loft

Statement Coats on Waketon Road Blog wearing plaid wool coat from Loft

This plaid coat has me thinking fall! There is no pattern more “fall” than plaid, so it was an easy choice for me. I love navy with a pop of red and always feel like that combination is a staple. The coat is light enough for the fall with this short-sleeved turtle neck but will be nice and cozy during the winter layered over a sweater.

Statement Coats on Waketon Road Blog wearing plaid wool coat from Loft

Buying a new coat at the beginning of the fall season was always something I looked forward too. My mom and I would go out to the mall and I would get to find one coat that would take me through the winter. I always remember making it such a big deal because I wanted to make sure I was making a wise decision. Now that I buy my own clothes (a little too often – sorry Brian!) I still think about making a good choice but I like to have a little more fun with my clothes.

Statement Coats on Waketon Road Blog wearing plaid wool coat from Loft

Statement Coats on Waketon Road Blog wearing plaid wool coat from Loft

Do you have a piece of clothing that brings back memories? I think that’s why I am always drawn to a fabulous coat. It reminds me of the wonderful women in my life who have worn them well and trained me from a young age that style is important.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you are having a great week! xo Bryn

Shop the Look:
Loft: Coat, Turtleneck, Jeans (similar) J.Crew: Bag

27 thoughts on “Statement Coats

  1. Rach

    I can’t get enough of coats either! I saw this one at the store and fell in love with it! It’s so gorgeous! Now I’m feeling inspired to post about my plaid coat haha!


      It’s so fun! I wanted it right away! xo Bryn

  2. Lauren

    Gorgeous! I love it!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls


      Thanks so much Lauren! xo Bryn

  3. Mary Murnane

    This coat looks fabulous on you. Great colors and pattern and I’m loving how you styled it.



      Thank you Mary!! I really appreciate your sweet comment! xo Bryn

  4. Victoria

    I am so obsessed with coats as well! This plaid is to die for and I agree that it is the pattern for fall. You can never go wrong with plaid! I need to add a plaid coat to my own wardrobe!

    xx Victoria


      You need coats up there where you are girl! And yes plaid is a must! xo Bryn

  5. Marie

    Love the combination of colors. You really looks amazing.


      You are too sweet Marie! Thank you so much! xo Bryn

  6. Vanessa

    Byrn, I love the coat and the fact that your grand-mother was from Germany! I am from Germany too! 🙂 You look stunning!
    xoxo, Vanessa


      Vanessa that’s so cool I didn’t know that! Another reason to adore you! xo Bryn

  7. Lisa

    LOVE LOVE this coat on you and love hearing about your stories on tradition, as related to fashion 😉



      Thanks Lisa!! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Hope your week is amazing!! xo Bryn

  8. Jennifer

    I love that jacket! I’m all about jackets and layering as the Chicago weather gets colder! Eek! This one is so cute on you and love how you styled it!

    xo, Jennifer


      I can’t even imagine how cold it gets for you guys up there! Thanks so much Jennifer! xo Bryn

  9. Eloise Alice

    i am such a coat hoarder! there’s just something about them that i love and i agree that a camel coat is 100% a must have for every womans wardrobe! You look great in this coat it’s perfect for autumn


      Thanks so much! I definitely love coats and can never have too many! xo Bryn

  10. Lara Rose Roskam

    You look amazing! Nice blog you have!



      Thank you so much!! xo Bryn

  11. katelyn chef

    Bryn, you look a bit like Kate Middleton here –actually, your coat reminds me of something she would wear such a pretty fall staple.
    Happy end-of-the-week,


      Well you just made my day Katelyn! Thank you, always love Kate and her style! Hope you’re having a wonderful week! xo Bryn

  12. Julia Mazzucato

    Such a fun coat! I love this outfit, and how you paired it with a simple black turtleneck. So cute!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  13. Rachel

    So comfy outfit! Love that coat on you! Pretty!

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    That coat is so cute! I love the pattern and it is such a great color for you.

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