Plaid Coat

There’s not many times I’ll get to actually wear a coat. The occasional mornings (if I remember) and maybe one or two days throughout the year. But overall, I have no use for this plaid coat other than, it’s cute. Why even show it then right? Because even though I don’t live in a cold place, I’d like to live out my cold outfit dreams. Now that may mean sweating through my outfit in a matter of minutes, but at least I’ll be able to look back at the photos and smile. (And maybe even laugh at myself for wanting to get pictures so badly).

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Get the Look: Plaid Coat // Knit Dress (Under $10) // White Booties (Under $100) // White Beret

When to Buy Vs When to Rent

Since I’ve started renting clothes from Nuuly and Rent the Runway I have saved myself so much money. I no longer feel like I have to buy trendy pieces or even seasonal pieces. It’s easy enough to rent both trendy items and items I know I’ll only wear once or twice, like this plaid coat. As much as I love wearing it, it’s just not worth buying when I live in Florida. Renting it also great for special occasions, like weddings, galas, or other celebrations. So if you’ve ever considered renting before, this is your sign!

Plaid Coat // Knit Dress (Under $10) // White Booties (Under $100) // White Beret

Styling a Plaid Overcoat

To make this plaid coat work a little more in my favor, I decided not to go overboard on the layers. A simple knit tank dress and some booties are already a great look for Florida fall. But by adding the plaid coat and a beret I made it more friendly to places that actually enjoy seasons. If you’re looking for some extra layers in the cold you could easily pull a sweater over the dress and pull on some over the knee boots to keep your legs warm. I decided to just wear the coat for some pictures before enjoying some coffee on a cooler morning.

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