How to Wear a Printed Coat: Three Different Jackets + How to Style Them
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Ever since the temperatures started to drop, celebrities like Fearne Cotton, Amanda Seyfried, and Downton Abbey's Lesley Nicol and Sophie McShera have been spotted stepping out in printed coats. Forget your average solid wool jacket or neutral plaid, these patterned pieces will make your everyday outerwear pop with personality.
And don't worry—it may seem scary to try this twist on a seasonal staple, but there are plenty of ways to wear them without looking over-styled.
Check out how to rock these coats just like the celebrities!
Classic print + straight-up solids:
If you're feeling a little bit hesitant about wearing a printed coat this fall, try a classic pattern like herringbone. We like this Mango herringbone coat ($129), because like Seyfried's, it makes a subtle statement without looking too loud. Keep the rest of your outfit tame, preferably with solids, such as black skinny jeans and black boots. For a fun finish, you can add a little bit of color to your look with something like Seyfried's red laces.
Geometric or animal-print + tonal accessories:
If you want to try something a little bit bolder, go for a striking geometric or abstract print, like Need Supply Co's "Aurelia" coat ($130; left center) or leopard-print, like Pins and Needles leopard pea coat ($129; right center). Style both with colorful accessories that stay within the look's color scheme. For example, Fearne Cotton paired red frames and burgundy booties with her red and black coat. While Lesley Nicol remained neutral, and styled her leopard-print coat with a tan Mulberry bag.
Mix the prints:
Here at StyleBistro HQ, we fear no fashion. With that said, dive into these fun fall pieces of outerwear head first! Pick a coat with a cool autumn-like print, such as this Jack by BB Dakota "Marty" Coat ($105). Then, make like Downton Abbey's Sophie McShera and wear a contrasting printed-piece or fabric underneath. We really like how she went with lace, but we could also see a thin stripe, faded floral, or soft polka-dot working as well. As long as it isn't as bold as the coat's pattern, you're good. Feel free to throw on a color-blocking bag, like McShera's oxblood backpack, too!
Would you ever wear a printed coat? Let us know what you think in the comments!