A Winter White Coat That’s Great For Layering

Hi Ladies, I can’t let winter pass by without talking about one the prettiest and classiest looks for this time of year – Winter White!

white coat, pink sweater, black booties | Deborah Boland | Deborah Boland

White is fresh and bright- a no brainer to wear in the hot summer, but it can look very elegant worn when it’s cold and crispy outside. My new white winter coat is proof of that!

red pants, white sweater | Deborah Boland | Fabulous After 40

I picked up this chic white double-faced topcoat at Banana Republic.  I wasn’t looking for a white coat, but this hooked me right away.

winter white coat, red jeans, pink sweater | Deborah Boland | Fabulous After 40

It’s an unlined, lightweight wool-blend coat that’s perfect for layering. I like to think of it more like a long blazer or a light jacket because if you live in the Northeast, it’s not warm enough to walk around in during the dead of winter. For northerners, it’s more of car coat – the type of thing you would throw on if you getting in the car and going straight out to a restaurant or a friend’s house for dinner.

pink ombre sweater, red jeans, white coat | Deborah Boland | Fabulous After 40

It’s great for milder climates, or when transitioning into spring. For example, it’s ideal for now, when it’s starting to warm up and you don’t want to wear a big heavy coat, but you need something. I’m showing it here with this pretty pink sweater and burgundy velvet jeans. It’s a very feminine look, and the pink and red really make the coat stand out.

Pink ombre sweater, red jeans, white coat | Deborah Boland | Fabulous After 40

Of course, my new pink Kate Spade bag, which you have been seeing me carry a lot lately, goes perfectly with this look! It’s so ladylike. My favorite suede Michael Kors booties add a glam touch.

Winter white coat, red velvet pants | Deborah Boland | Fabulous After 40

This beautiful coat has a lovely, rounded cocoon shape, and also looks sophisticated worn over your shoulders. I’ve been wearing it with the sleeves rolled up a touch to look more casual, but you don’t have to.

Kendra Scott love knot earrings | Deborah Boland | Fabulous After 40

This white, like all winters whites, is softer than summer white. It’s more flattering this time of year when we are all looking a bit pasty compared to the summer.  How do you like my earrings? They’re from Kendra Scott, my favorite jewelry designer, and they’re gold love knots!

Winter white coat, pink sweater | Deborah Boland | Fabulous After 40

You get a better look at my cute sweater here. It’s got an artsy ombre effect, which is very flattering with the winter white.

Winter white coat Banana Republic | Deborah Boland | Fabulous After 40

I think this coat is going to work really well for me in March when I’m traveling. I find the weather is so unpredictable these days that I need to take along some kind of light coat, just in case. I have a couple of conferences to go to, and since this coat is so light and soft, I can just roll it up and tuck it in my suitcase.

White coat, red jeans, pink sweater | Deborah Boland | Fabulous After 40

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There’s the look! This coat is also great with regular blue jeans, and the winter white adds such a classy touch to any casual outfit!

It’s your lucky day because both the jacket and the sweater are on SALE, regular and petite sizes.  The jacket also comes in hot pink, lilac and mint green! Follow the links above to shop and buy. ( Canadian shoppers, I have included Canadian Banana Republic links there too, which is why you will see some double links).

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