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Coat Layering: How to style this coat trend

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The snow and the deep minus temperatures are not yet expected this winter, but we still wrap ourselves in our warm woollen coats in often cold winds. But the variations of the often plain beige, black or brown wool coat lets our desire for individuality and creativity be crushed. That’s why this season’s well-known onion look offers us a remedy. The classic bulb look, however, preserves the layers on the inside. We put the top under the T-shirt under the sweater under the vest under the jacket. But why don’t we wrap ourselves up in warm layers and stop at our coat and jackets? With coat layering, the layers are visible from the outside and thus give us at least one more warm cover.

Which jackets and coats do I combine for layering the winter coat this season?

The possibilities are endless with coat layering. However, it is particularly striking when the coat and jacket or vest stand out from each other by different lengths. It is often advisable to choose a jacket that is to be worn as the top layer slightly larger so that there is no tightness at the arms. The coat as a base should also be cut rather narrower at the shoulders. Chunky shoulder pads and oversized sleeves are a hindrance.

The monochrome onion look

The coat onion look works wonderfully in a monochrome look, where different materials create a break. I have combined my black wool coat with a black down vest. Thus I am optimally warmed and the coat layering is harmonious.

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© Vanessa Schwenk
coat layering mantel
© Vanessa Schwenk

I was wearing: 
Hallhuber – Wool coat
More & More – Down Vest (similar) 
Closed – Jeans
Tamaris – Boots
Codello – Scarf (similar)
Riva – Bag (similar)
Zara – Knit Sweater (similar)

Coat layering with colour accents

But layering coats also works in a multi-coloured look. With a beige wool coat and a khaki bomber jacket, the look stands out in winter. The trendy colour beige is omnipresent this winter anyway.

Coat and jacket in pattern mix

The popular pattern mix can also look elegant when layering. Two different check patterns harmonize as coat and jacket. But different pattern mixes also work. A jacket in polka dot look completes the coat with houndstooth structure.

An overview of the coat trends for 2020:

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