style – on & off the runway: the belted coat

I’ve always loved the idea of tying my coat with something other than the belt it originally came with. beltedcoats1

You can get creative here too. For instance, in the past I’ve used long scarves & a long thin leather studded boot-belt accessory to tie light coats and shirts and even a removable long patent purse handle (which sounds kind of strange).  Here are a few otherbeltedcoats1beltedcoats3 examples which are ideal:beltedcoats2

Best Looks: From left to right, Reed Krakoff, Altuzarra, Max Mara, Edun, Paul Smith.  Photo -Garance Dore.
Best Looks: From left to right, Reed Krakoff, Altuzarra, Max Mara, Edun, Paul Smith. Photo – Garance Dore.  She says:  “This idea of tying them with a tiny belt or string or ribbon (or whatever you can find?! ) is a fun way to play with proportions and keep your coat closed!”  I agree.

What do you think?  Have you tried this trend?

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