We are obsessed with staying warm and still looking fashionable as the temperatures drop! A quick way to look slimmer in a winter coat is to buy one that’s belt. Or you can purchase a belt separately that works with a coat – but finding the right belt can be tricky. The easiest way to style with belts is to steal inspiration from the designers! Find a coat that comes with a belt and then add a belt to your own similar coat. You can probably save money this way, too.
Down coats look best with military style belts. Added stretch will make you more comfortable too. This already belted Rud by Rudsak ‘Jasmine’ Genuine Coyote Fur Trim Asymmetrical Coat, $445 (shown above) can be your inspiration. Find a down coat with a nipped in waist like this The North Face ‘Jenae’ Hooded Down Jacket, a Nordstrom Exclusive, $279. This Lauren Ralph Lauren Wide Elastic Belt, $38 or this Nanette Lepore Studded Leather Stretch Belt, $45 will both work with a black down coat.
Fur coats look best with softer and lighter weight belts. Besides you don’t want to damage the fur. That’s why it’s better to belt faux fur. Get inspired by this Nina Ricci Leopard-Print Faux Fur Coat, $1735. A short hair fur like this Adrienne Landau Leopard-Print Rabbit Fur Coat, $1195 will look great with this Linea Pelle Classic Leather Belt, $88 or even more luxurious with this PAULE KA Leather Belt, $360.
– Carol Calacci
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