Winter Military Style Coat

Snow Day Military Style Coat

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I took advantage of the snow a few weeks ago to photograph this military style coat. I’ve had this coat for a few years and it’s one of my favorite winter pieces. However, you wouldn’t be able to guess that because of how little I wear it. Unfortunately, the constant rain in Portland prohibits me from rotating my winter coats around. You’ll probably find me running around in my rain jacket on most days, just trying to stay dry.

 Now, enough about the weather and let’s get back to talking about this coat. I love pieces that make a statement and stand the test of time, and I think this coat does just that! It’s also one of those pieces that is very versatile. You can wear it like I did here for a more preppy look. You can also go for a retro mod look like I did in this post. Or, if you want to channel your inner rocker, you can put on a pair of distressed jeans, ankle boots and a white tee. The outfit possibilities are endless, really.

The other two pieces in this outfit are some that don’t get too much love from me either. My mom gifted me this cowl neck sweater a while back, and I had never worn it until recently. I thought the length made me look a little short, but it’s nothing that a pair of ankle pants and heels won’t fix.

Speaking of ankle pants, I’m hoping to get more use out of this pair from Gap as we transition into spring. I bought them for my trip to South America but haven’t worn them much since. I think part of the reason is that I don’t really know what to wear them with. So, if anybody has any suggestions as to how I can style them, please feel free to give me some advice in the comments below.

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Military Style Coat (Similar) | Cowl Neck Sweater (Similar) | Gap Bi-Stretch Pants in Olive


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    • Reply

      Thanks, Zorica!

      February 8, 2017 at 12:21 am
  • Reply Jenelle

    Look at all this snow!! It just looks like so much fun. haha, clearly it has been a long while since I have been to the snow. I do love a military coat, they go with everything!
    xx Jenelle

    February 6, 2017 at 12:38 am
    • Reply

      haha! I’m originally from SoCal, so I understand the excitement. Thanks for stopping by Jenelle!

      February 8, 2017 at 12:22 am
  • Reply Dolce Nina

    Love this look! xoxo

    February 6, 2017 at 6:38 pm
    • Reply

      Thank you!

      February 8, 2017 at 12:22 am
  • Reply Monica Sors

    Love the photos!

    Mónica Sors

    February 6, 2017 at 10:50 pm
    • Reply

      Thanks Monica!

      February 8, 2017 at 12:22 am
  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt

    I can’t believe you have so much snow! It has been snowing here like crazy too! I love your coat

    February 7, 2017 at 7:56 am
    • Reply

      Thanks, Laura! And I hope you’re enjoying the snow!

      February 8, 2017 at 12:23 am
  • Reply Lauren

    This is such a cute look! I love your olive pants!

    By Lauren M

    February 7, 2017 at 12:08 pm
    • Reply

      Thanks Lauren!

      February 8, 2017 at 12:23 am
  • Reply Mariel

    love the look Helen, casual of my favourite combos
    that coat is fab and I do love how versatile it is and looks so good against all that snow 😀
    you look great and youve styled those jeans perfectly, white/light colours seems to work with them quite well like in this outfit 🙂

    February 7, 2017 at 2:02 pm
    • Reply

      Thanks, Mariel! I agree, it’s a pretty versatile coat and I’m glad you like how I styled it. 😀

      February 8, 2017 at 12:24 am
  • Reply Ashley

    Killer coat, babe- a classic!


    February 7, 2017 at 7:34 pm
    • Reply

      Thanks Ashley!

      February 8, 2017 at 12:24 am
  • Reply vanessa

    so beautiful photos in the snow


    February 7, 2017 at 9:11 pm
    • Reply

      Thanks Vanessa!

      February 8, 2017 at 12:24 am
  • Reply Amy

    Walking in a winter wonderland!!! LOVE that jacket on you.

    xx, Amy

    February 8, 2017 at 12:47 am
    • Reply

      Thanks Amy! And yes, it was a winter wonderland for sure!

      February 8, 2017 at 6:21 am
  • Reply Lyddiegal

    You’ve definitely got plenty of great snow right now to enjoy that coat, and I love the cozy cowl sweater.

    February 8, 2017 at 5:24 pm
    • Reply

      Thanks Lyddie!

      February 10, 2017 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply Jalisa

    That’s such a nice coat on you and I love that you thought of styling other pieces with it that would make it more flattering for your height. I believe that we can wear so many more things than we think sometimes, it’s all a matter of styling them with the right pieces to pull it off! Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!



    February 8, 2017 at 9:35 pm
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      Yes, I definitely try to come up with ways to style pieces and make them my own before I decide to give them away. I hope you have a wonderful week too!

      February 10, 2017 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Tina

    How gorgeous are these photos!!! Seattle got a snow dump earlier this week and it was super unexpected! Did you guys get snow too? Btw, that military jacket is so chic and I love how you styled the whole look! Definitely one of my favorite posts from you!


    February 8, 2017 at 9:57 pm
    • Reply

      Thanks, Tina! And I heard you guys got so much snow! I’m happy you’re finally getting to enjoy your snow day. 😀

      February 10, 2017 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Naghmeh

    love military style coats. I love that they usually have lots of zippers and how they’re structured so they can be worn for formal occasions as well.
    naghmeh lesani

    February 9, 2017 at 3:13 pm
    • Reply

      This one doesn’t have zippers really, but it is very versatile. 😀

      February 10, 2017 at 9:15 pm
  • Reply Julia Bluhm

    I think it’s definitely a staple, for people who live in cold climates especially, to have a coat that is both beautiful and warm as heck. This coat looks so cute on you, like the perfect winter coat! I have one similar that I’ve been wearing for years. Lovely post. 🙂
    Julia |

    February 9, 2017 at 5:52 pm
    • Reply

      Thanks, Julia! Yes, I never realized how important it is to have a cute and warm winter coat until moving up to Portland.

      February 10, 2017 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Yasmin

    You look adorable playing around in the snow! I still need to hop on the military coat trend. Lucky for me six more weeks of winter, right?!

    xx Yasmin

    February 10, 2017 at 6:15 am
    • Reply

      haha! Yes, this winter seems like it’s never going to end. Now is the time to get those cute coats on sale!

      February 10, 2017 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply yuka

    you look so gorgeous and chic in the snow!

    February 13, 2017 at 6:14 am
    • Reply

      Thank you!

      February 20, 2017 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply Asterienne

    I’m from Poland and I know there’s nothing like a big heavy coat to feel cosy!

    February 14, 2017 at 1:22 pm
    • Reply

      It’s definitely a must-have!

      February 20, 2017 at 6:45 pm
  • Reply Adi

    Such a stunning look! I love the coat!
    Adi xx

    February 15, 2017 at 12:19 am
    • Reply

      Thank you!

      February 20, 2017 at 6:45 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Beautiful photos! Love the coat!

    February 17, 2017 at 3:45 am
    • Reply

      Thank you!

      February 21, 2017 at 4:25 am
  • Reply Wendy

    Cute pictures! Love the coat!


    February 19, 2017 at 4:15 pm
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      February 20, 2017 at 6:45 pm

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