Did you do a lot of shopping during Black Friday weekend? I had planned to sleep in on Black Friday, but my husband forgot to turn off his alarm, so I was up at the crack of dawn! After sipping my Nespresso and watching the sunrise, I couldn’t resist taking a peek at the online sales. For the most part, I bought what was on the list I created for my What To Buy On Black Friday post, but there were a few other bargains that just seemed too good to pass up. One of those bargains was this Italian Melton Car Coat, a classic red coat from Banana Republic (I bought it at half price):
It’s a lightweight coat (unlined) so it’s perfect for a warmer climate, or if you’re not going to be outside for too long. The fabric is an Italian wool blend, and it’s beautifully made. I especially love the stitching around the collar.
This red coat is selling out quickly, so if you’re planning to buy it, you’ll want to do it soon. Their current sale (at the time I’m writing) is 40% off your purchase. If you do buy it, or already have a red coat, here are some ideas of how to style it.
December: Classic Red Coat + Dress + Black Boots
For holiday parties in December, I almost always reach for my little black dress and boots. My dress, boots, and clutch are from many moons ago, but you can find a similar black dress with a fun feather trim at Club Monaco, pointed toe boots at Bloomingdales, and a snakeskin clutch at Gigi New York.
January: Classic Red Coat + Jumpsuit + Heels
February: Classic Red Coat + Printed Top + Pants
For date night, especially on Valentine’s Day, switch to a rose print shirt and coated jeans. I’m not one for themed clothing, but I think this heart watch or this heart belt would look cute on Valentine’s Day.
Casual Looks For Your Red Coat
Every day, from now until spring, there are so many options for your red coat!
Other Classic Red Coats
Of course, before I hit “complete order” on that Banana Republic coat, I had to look at another 100 red coats, just to make sure I had done my research! Here are 6 other options:
This Calvin Klein Single-Breasted Button Front Coat is in a darker, more muted red.
The J.Crew Olga Boiled Wool Topcoat comes in regular and petite
If you like the teddy bear coat trend, Boden has one in red.
This Neiman Marcus Mackage long wrap coat is beyond my budget, but perhaps it works for you!
For a red coat with a fur trim, Talbots has a hip length casual coat.
If you prefer a shorter coat, Line & Dot has one with a dramatic collar.
What Colors To Wear With Your Red Coat
Black, white and red is a classic combination. If you need a nudge to try some newer ones, take a look at my post What To Wear With Red. What’s your favorite red coat outfit? I would love to hear from you!