One of my favorite things about fashion is being able to mix pieces together in unexpected ways. I love the juxtaposition between hard and soft and playing with different styles. This McQ Alexander McQueen oversized coat is a staple in my closet during the Fall and Winter months, and instantly makes any outfit look effortlessly chic. The longer length and oversized fit gives the coat a cool girl vibe, so I like to style it with more feminine and delicate pieces to mix things up. For this look, I paired the coat with dainty necklaces, starting with an art deco gold necklace from Haute Bauble Vintage. Haute Bauble has a great selection of delicate handmade pendant necklaces for layering, as well as curated vintage jewelry pieces (right up my alley!). I paired the pendant necklace with a longer lariat necklace for a cool layered effect.
I especially love to play with necklaces when it comes to wearing turtlenecks. There’s something so interesting about letting a necklace hang out of a turtleneck, as I think it definitely draws more attention to the jewelry. Paring a gold necklace with a white turtleneck is also a great way to allow the necklace to pop in a classic way. You can find more layered dainty necklaces on the Haute Bauble Vintage website, I would totally layer on more pieces like this and this.
For my outfit, I chose a vintage turtleneck one-piece that is one of my most treasured vintage finds. The set even comes with a matching plaid vest and belt. I’m wearing the belt here but opted out of the vest for this look. I like to take different pieces from the set and mix them with more modern elements. To match the pink details on the coat, I went with my pink ASOS velvet boots, and finished the look with my Chloe Drew bag.
I love the overall effect of this look because it’s warm and stylish at the same time. For colder days, I would just wear a thicker pair of tights and layer on a thick scarf and hat. I also play with lengths in this outfit by contrasting the longer coat with shorts underneath. This is an easy trick to instantly look more stylish. For a long oversized coat, I would definitely recommend wearing heeled shoes if you’re on the shorter side like me.
What I’m Wearing:
Coat: McQ Alexander McQueen (cheaper option here)
Turtleneck Romper: Vintage
Gold Pendant Necklace: Haute Bauble Vintage
Boots: ASOS (sold out but keep checking or similar here)
Bag: Chloe (cheaper option here)
Thanks for reading,
Photography: Lloyd Lee
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