How to Wear a Statement Coat

We’ve been dreaming of spring at J.McLaughlin and it’s finally here. While we’re feeling hints of the season, we’re not rid of cold weather quite yet, so outerwear is still a non-negotiable part of our daily dress code. Our statement coats give you the warmth you need without sacrificing your spring style.

The key to a statement coat is, of course, finding one that is the perfect combination of a timeless pattern and a fit that you’ll love and, perhaps more importantly, love wearing for many seasons to come. Scroll down to read more about our top statement coat picks and our suggestions for how to style them with success this spring.

Outfit 1: The Everyday Look
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A tweed coat is a staple piece for any woman who feels like she’s always on-the-go. It easily pairs with white denim pants and mules for a breezy, yet put-together spring outfit. To give your look a little something extra, add sleek accessories, such as sunnies and a statement belt. One of our favorite tweed outerwear pieces is the Walden Coat, which has a modern feel with its long length and fringe trim and patchwork design in a cool color palette. On cooler days, you can snap the buttons up and also layer the coat with a cashmere sweater underneath. When you know that the weather won’t be as cold, wear the coat unbuttoned over a lightweight linen blouse. This particular coat jazzes up your monochrome outfits for work and the weekend. If you’re running late, it’s an easy way to elevate any outfit.

Outfit 2: Florals and Brunch...It's Fate
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Nothing says spring like flowers, so show your seasonal spirit with some floral outerwear. The Wellington Coat is a long, lightweight piece featuring a medallion print of white bluebells on navy. Thanks to the fact that it’s made of cotton and linen, it’s breathable enough to wear on balmier days. When it does get cooler, fasten the invisible button front to keep warm. Pair it with a classic white shirt and blue jeans for an effortless look your friends will think you spent an hour planning the night before, or complement the deep navy color with tan sandals and a wicker bag for a sophisticated style. It says spring without being too overwhelming. You’ll be clinking glasses with your brunch crew in celebration of its versatility and style.

Outfit 3: The Vacation Look
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Packing an outerwear piece for a vacation is never a bad idea, and our gingham Hester Coat is short and lightweight enough to stow in your suitcase, or even your overhead carry-on. Even better, it offers the perfect amount of warmth if you tend to catch a chill while in flight. It’ll serve you well whether you’re exploring the streets of a new city or putting your toes in the sand. The gingham check gives it a fresh spring look that pairs great with laidback pieces like a light sweater and a pair of jeans or an easy dress. Vacation packing just became a lot less stressful. Searching for the statement coat of your dreams? Look no further--we’ve got you covered. Visit our jackets and outerwear selection on our website to learn more about our statement coats and how to style your pick this spring.