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Cold-Weather Styling Guide, Layering with Velvet & Plaid

Fashion November 28

4 years ago New York

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Fall layering!  The perfect time to play with rich textures and fun prints!

Velvet and plaid, I love this combination!  It has an old world charm to it.  And I love love a great velvet suit!  Velvet suits are fun for the holidays, great as statement pieces, and so versatile when worn as separates.  Breaking this suit apart, this velvet blazer is also great with jeans for a causal tailored look and these velvet pants pair so well with an oversized sweater for a cozy weekend look.

I’ve been looking to add a brown plaid coat to my wardrobe for a very long time.  I believe a plaid coat is a must-have in every wardrobe.  They’re incredible versatile!  A great plaid coat can elevate an all black outfit, complement casual looks, and fun to dress up.  The first place I always check is Nordstrom.  I love seeing their contemporary and designer selections.  Researching and browsing for a few weeks, I came across a couple of plaid coats and this one caught my eye.

This Sandro coat is so beautiful!  I love the classic double-breasted style, the tailored fit, and the timeless camel color.  This color is really great!  A beautiful flattering and versatile brown with hints of light tan peeking through.  This coat feels very menswear-inspired with its sharp lapels and strong shoulders, but cut with a soft hourglass shape.

Funny story… we actually don’t have a Nordstrom women’s store in Manhattan yet, but we do have a newly open men’s store near Central Park.  Anyways, Colin and I walked into the men’s store, and after a very friendly greeting from the doorman, he said… I love your outfit.  You look like you’re from Peaky Blinders (which by the way is Colin’s favorite show)!  Colin and him became best friends.  And I became best friends with the cologne isle.

I hope you’re having a great November and enjoying the holidays!  Thank you so much for reading, and special thanks to Nordstrom for partnering on this post!


Coat | Sandro plaid coat
Top | Boden velvet blazer & Equipment blouse (similar Polo Ralph Lauren bow blouse)
Bottom | Boden velvet pants
Shoes | Manolo Blahnik pumps
Accessories | Gucci belt

As always, thank you so much for reading!
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