1 style, 3 ways: How to wear the bathrobe coat for any occasion
We’d like to give a shout-out to fall 2014/winter 2015 fashion for striking the ideal balance of cozy and chic. A perfect example? The “robe coat.” (It had us at “robe”).
We got a good preview of the robe coat trend at fall fashion week, with designers like Altuzarra and Chloe wrapping their models in the bathrobe-inspired coats. Now, the “it” coat of the season, with its signature self-tie belt, is in stores and ready to keep you comfy and stylish in a cold snap.
The best news? It works for all occasions. We’re mixing and matching the Reiss coat, $645 from Bloomingdale’s, with looks that can be worn all week long throughout the winter. (For a less pricey option check out this style from Forever 21, or this one from H&M.)
For a sleek, streamlined look, pair the black coat with a pair of leather (or faux leather) pants and a low-heeled, ankle boot. Break up the all-black look with some pops of color in your cold-weather accessories or makeup. A classic plaid or patterned scarf will do just the trick, while also adding some warmth. Try a swipe of Mac’s “tribalist” lipstick, $17.50 at Bloomingdale’s, for a rich, red lip.
On the weekend
Boyfriend jeans cuffed at the ankle plus a pair of smoking slippers is a winning, laid-back combo for the weekend. A robe coat lends an unexpected, sophisticated touch. Tie your hair in a ponytail and wear a pair of your favorite drop earrings. Look for fun flats this season with animal motifs—like these cutesy Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse flats, $198 at Piperlime.
At the office
Pair a robe coat with your work trousers or even pencil skirts during your work-week commute, along with your fave cross-body bag. Dress up your coat with a shimmery brooch, pinned to the lapel for a dash of glam. We’ve got our eye on the Lulu Frost crystal brooch at J. Crew, $73. The Lulu Frost collection is inspired by vintage estate jewelry.