The First Layer

If you know me, you know that my “thing” in my closet is a nice coat…maybe a few. Living in Canada we are in layers the majority of the year. Wool coats, transitional jackets, trench, short or long leather, puffers, you name it. It just comes with being Canadian. My argument is that if outerwear is the first thing people see on you, why not let your look start from there? If you’re going to rock a hot outfit, then complete your look with the right top layer.

This season I was shopping for a coat (as usual) and I decided to change it up by creating my own look – mostly because I couldn’t find what I had in mind or everything I liked was stupid expensive.

This time I wanted something long. So I went with the long wool “wrap collar” from Zara. A look that I can wear casually but is more flattering in heels. I also picked up a black fur collar piece from Rudsak. This accessory dresses it up and is fun to wear on a night out or for a special occasion. It even looks good on other coats/jackets. In the end, I found the look I was going for and it cost me half the amount I would’ve paid for a similar style.

And there you have it, proof that you can still be frugal and stylish. Or frugish?

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