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):  

Red Coat


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 at Ann Taylor, pointed toe boots at Bloomingdales, and a snakeskin clutch at Gigi New York.  

Red Coat + Black Dress + Snakeskin Clutch + Kitten Heel Boots

If you prefer a printed dress, try an animal print wrap dress and over-the-knee boots. 

For a more formal event, wear a lace dress and pumps. Your red coat will help you make a grand entrance.


January: Classic Red Coat + Jumpsuit + Heels 

On New Year’s Eve, this black jumpsuit would be gorgeous with gold heels and a fun newspaper print clutch! Wear red lipstick to finish your look.  

After the party has ended, switch to a cozier jumpsuit,  low-heeled booties, and a wool scarf.  


February: Classic Red Coat + Printed Top + Pants 

At work, wear a silk blouse with slim wool pants and snakeskin boots with your red coat. 


Red Coat + Floral Tank + Jeans

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! 

If you’re running errands, wear your favorite black leggings with a striped t-shirt and comfortable boots. 

Another casual look would be these floral jeans with an olive sweater, and brown boots.




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! 

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! 



7 thoughts on “1 Classic Red Coat, 3 Months of Style”

  1. I have a red coat and you’ve reminded me that I’ve not worn it all this winter! I really must get it out. It’s more of a coatigan really and I wore it to death last year. I love Banana Republic, such a shame they don’t have them her in the Uk any more 🙁

    1. It is a shame that BR isn’t in the U.K. They have such amazing sales. I wish that we had some of the U.K. brands that you recommend!

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