The One Coat You Will Need This Holiday Season

Whenever we discuss Holiday season dressing, I feel that we largely tend to focus on party dressing staples like cocktail dresses and evening gowns, yet completely ignore more casual Holiday season go-to styles. And so, for this post, I'd like to shift focus away from party wear and discuss my personal Holiday season must-have, i.e. wear with anything coat!

A huge fan of coats in general, come Holiday season, wear with anything coat is always at the top of my must-have list. Generally speaking, what I look for in a coat is obviously versatility. For me, the perfect Holiday coat is something I can easily throw over a cocktail dress, or a pair of jeans and a chunky knit for a more casual look, and so fit, quality, and style tend to play a very important role. Normally, I look for a timeless cut and fit with a modern twist like color or print for example.

This season, I opted for this timeless boxy plaid coat from Express. A classic staple, I really like the way this menswear-inspired silhouette has been updated with a slightly looser fit and this season's must-have print. Love absolutely everything about it, from length ( it's just long enough to go over those midi-length cocktail dresses ) and fit, to the way it feels so light-weight yet keeps me warm in the chilliest of weather.

For today's look, I chose to pair it with another Holiday staple - high-shine leggings ( so good with tailored tops and heels for night, yet equally impressive for day because they add a perfect touch of texture to day-time looks ) and a black turtleneck top. Yet, I've worn it with party dresses, pleated midi skirts, and leather minis and so far, it hasn't failed to deliver once. Love that!

Special thank you to Express for partnering with me on this post.

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