Winter Trend Alert – Layered Coats

2019 winter trend

I have always been a bigger fan of fall and spring fashion than winter. Living in a cold climate especially I’ve always found winter to be very limiting, and therefore frustrating, when it comes to fashion. Not this year. There is a 2019 winter trend that is actually functional and wearable that I am really excited about.

Grey Coat // Similar Pastel Blue Coat // Leggings // Ankle Boots // Similar Chanel Bags (1), (2), (3) // Amazing highlighter (one of my favorite makeup products)

A big 2019 winter trend is layered coats! This trend was huge among high fashion designers: Balenciaga , Givenchy, and Gabriela Hearst all showed layered coats in their F/W 2019 runway shows. Unlike many high-fashion trends which aren’t wearable but rather are inspiration for fashion trends; this one is actually wearable as is.

At it’s most basic all you need to do is style a more fitted coat under a larger coat. Some specifics to keep in mind if you are trying out winter coats from your closet to see what works to create the layered look:

  • Opt for complimentary colors that look good together (clearly)
  • The first layer coat (the one underneath) should be slightly shorter than the top coat
  • Keep the materials the same for a more clean-cut streamlined look. Here I’ve gone with two wool coats.

To make the look even more functional and wearable as a 2019 winter trend, opt for a crossbody handbag worn over your first coat, but under your second coat as I have done here. This keeps you handsfree but still with access to your bag.

My handbag is a vintage Chanel of grandmothers, but in the links above (or widget below) I am sharing 3 similar vintage finds I have found at a online designer boutique that I love, The Real Real. These are bags that will sell quickly so if you are interested in purchasing one, do not wait!

One other style tip / idea to leave you with if you are intrigued by this 2019 winter trend, that is especially good if you leave in a less cold climate, is to layer a fall jacket. Instead of layering two winter wool coats, opt for a short leather or denim jacket under your winter coat. The effect is the same, and again was seen on some runways this year. My personal favorite look is a dark denim jacket under a wool camel colored coat.

Last thing I have to mention because I think these photos really show it off – my favorite makeup product. I am obsessed with this highlighter I am wearing. It is by far the most beautiful highlighter I have found. I talked about it last year in my favorite makeup look for spring, and I am still wearing it every chance I get. This highlighter is so worth adding to your makeup routine!

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  1. Marlene January 16, 2019 / 10:31 am

    I live in AZ so that would never work here but I LOVE this idea! And that blue coat, so dreamy

    • Lee January 16, 2019 / 3:14 pm

      Haha ya you would definitely melt in this lol. Perfect for any winter travelling though!

  2. Danielle January 16, 2019 / 12:14 pm

    This is fun, and a trend I definitely haven’t seen yet! I love the mixing of the soft colors.

    xx, Danielle

    • Lee January 16, 2019 / 3:14 pm

      YAY! so glad I was able to share a new trend with you! Thanks for checking it out 🙂

    • Lee January 17, 2019 / 7:32 pm

      I can totally see you rocking it with some of your bold puffer coats on top of a denim jacket!

  3. Anabelle January 16, 2019 / 7:04 pm

    Such a cool trend – you pull it off so well!

    • Lee January 17, 2019 / 7:32 pm

      Thanks so much Anabelle!

    • Lee January 17, 2019 / 7:34 pm

      My thoughts exactly!!

  4. Caitlin Houston January 17, 2019 / 6:45 am

    I really love the idea of layering coats like this – I have short beautiful winter coats but appreciate the coverage of my long ones!

    • Lee January 17, 2019 / 7:34 pm

      I’m so glad you like it! It’s definitely one of the more wearable trends to come out of the world of high fashion.

  5. lauren January 17, 2019 / 12:01 pm

    Loving the layered coat look! Esp. because it’s so cold here when I walk to work!! Too cute.

    Lauren |

    • Lee January 17, 2019 / 7:35 pm

      Same here girl! It’s so nice to have a trend that’s actually so practical!

    • Lee January 18, 2019 / 7:21 am

      Thank you!!

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