Hello, my friends! Dropping temperatures and slushy melting snow make me feel like curl up and hibernate, until spring arrives. As that is unrealistic, might as well take advantage of the chillier days and get creative with style. Almost more fun than color-blocking, layering is what gets a fashionista excited about cold weather style.
Once a friend of mine used “sartorial onion” to describe layering of winter outfits, I thought that was very clever and cute. With the all black theme I have in today’s look, I want to focus on variations of texture and structure through layering two different coats together.
The coat I wore on top is a simple menswear-inspired wool coat and the one on the bottom is a bit more unconventional with cross-front collar, extra long sleeves and lightweight felt wool. Double these two up, there is bigger visual impact than either stand alone. A wide belt is added the define the waist line, instead of belting the entire thing, I belted only the inner layer, treating it like a dress almost.
For the two coats already provided enough impact for this look, the rest is more subsided, just trousers and shirt. Heavy top layers means sleek and thin inner layer, a sheer silk blouse is not only easier to wear with the coats, but also a subtle hint of feminine and allure.
Overall, I want to look to be sleek and strong. The fedora and flatform loafers were pulled in for that reason. Small python pouch is light and fun, it lifts some “weight” off the massive black of this look. Camp socks are for warmth mainly, I think I could skip it if the temp was 10 degrees higher. Kept it black-and-white to stay in the premises of monochrome style.
The best part of this whole look is none of the components of this look is new! I hope this post can inspire you to create your own sartorial onion look, please do share if you do!
Thank you so much for reading! See you in my next post!
Stella McCartney coat, top <similar, on sale>;
Rick Owens Dark Shadow coat ,bottom;
Dries Van Noten shirt;
Dolce & Gabbana cropped pants <similar, on sale>;
Robert Clergerie loafers <on sale>;
J Crew socks;
Maison Michel hat <budget alternative>;