Last week, I styled a black winter coat 5 ways. This week, I’ve gone the opposite way and styled a white winter coat.
Many people consider it madness to wear a white (or any light coloured) coat due to their apparent dirt-seeking and stain-attracting qualities. However, there are none more clumsy than I, and I am JUST as likely to get things spilt down a white winter coat as any young child is.
As an example of my clumsiness, I’m not allowed tall glasses at the dinner table at home or my parents’ house or ANYWHERE because it’s inevitable that I’ll knock them over. I’ll also walk into door frames because I didn’t manage to get through the middle in time (?!). I’ve spilt an endless number of drinks, smoothies and nail polishes (anything liquid, in other words) down myself despite not having a CLUE how I actually managed to do it.
So it may seem like I’m the LAST person in the world who should own a white coat (or who should even recommend anyone getting one for that matter!), but hear me out: white coats have magical powers. In fact, there are TWO incredibly magical things that a winter white coat can do for you and your wardrobe.
(I say this with my tongue FIRMLY in my cheek…)
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SHOP THE LOOK:
Number 1: a white coat makes your outfit look expensive. The reason for that is simple – it gives others the impression that you have TONS of money. If you can wear a white coat, you’re obviously the sort of person who has servants to do all your work for you. Oh, she’s wearing a white coat – she must have a nanny and a butler and a driver because NO WAY does she have grubby kids or need to cook or have to travel on the bus/tube/train!
What famous family all wear white and pale colours in abundance? Yep, the Kardashians.
I’d rest my case there, except…
Number 2: a white coat automatically repels dirt and stains. WHAAAAAAT, I hear you cry – how can it repel stains? Isn’t it by its very nature able to pick up every little grubby mark imaginable?
Well, no – a white coat repels them because you’re SO hung up on the fact that you’re wearing a white coat that you avoid chocolate. And coffee. And wine. And children under 13. And food generally.
You could say that a white coat keeps you thin because you avoid restaurants, cafes, schools, parties, etc. ALTOGETHER because, you know – there may be food there (the horror)!!
What’s not to love about a magic coat that makes you look thin and rich…? #lol
How I styled my winter white coat…
My magic winter white coat this week was brought to you by the power of big hair (fresh out the salon), big earrings (which add a little pizazzy pattern, scroll down for alternatives), yet more burnt orange in the way of this lush midi dress from Mango (though a total bugger to iron, grrr), and my very old, but still-fabulous brown knee-high boots from Duo. With a grey roll neck for some layering warmth and a bit of leftover snow on the ground from last week’s miniature snowmaggedon, I somehow managed to keep warm, stain-free and injury-free last weekend when wearing this outfit.
I’ve had the dress AGES and I’m so glad it’s made an appearance on the blog at last. And just a note about the white coat: I bought this one after I ruined my previous white coat when dunking the whole right sleeve in hot chocolate (that I’d spilt WITHOUT noticing) a couple of years ago. Didn’t see the spillage, didn’t notice the dunking. The stain was there for days before I realised I had one hot chocolate-coloured sleeve, and by that point it was permanent… the stain never came out.
WHAT DO I KNOW about avoiding stains on nice clothes, eh?!!! 😉
SO, WHITE WINTER COATS (OR WHITE CLOTHES IN GENERAL) – DO YOU DARE? COMMENT BELOW…
Coat: Asos (similar)
Roll neck: Asos (same style)
Boots: Duo (now available in tan, black and navy – or these are similar)
Bag: House of Fraser (I like this one)
Belt: Unknown (similar)
Earrings: Bought in an Amsterdam boutique (similar – you might also like these, these and these)
OTHER WINTER WHITE COATS YOU MIGHT LIKE:
OTHER BOLD PATTERNED EARRINGS YOU MIGHT LIKE:
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