Hello! Sorry I haven’t posted for a bit but what can I say, winter makes me lazy! Today I wanted to share this simple outfit formula for winter, which I rely on quite a bit. A long sweater dress with a statement coat layered over. It looks good and keeps you warm so that’s a win.

Linking a few cute sweater dresses that I like at the moment here. The dress I’m wearing is under $50 and really soft! I didn’t find it to be see-through as a reviewer said online. This textured one with high neck and this lady-like top/skirt sweater dress combo which is absolute genius because it’s so effortless. This is what I call good design!

Statement coats are key to staying happy in the winter! A good houndstooth coat is one of my favorites because it has graphic impact while also being a neutral. I’ve been guilty of wearing a lot more black than usual recently and houndstooth adds so much to an all-black outfit. Mine is currently on sale for only $45 and was such a good find. I always get tons of compliments on this one and people are surprised to hear where it’s from.

Another print I love for a winter coat is leopard. Not just in coats as you guys know – you can see more leopard on me here and here. I’m still getting so much use from my old leopard faux fur coat, which this one is a very close dupe of. It’s seriously the softest and you want to pet yourself all the time haha.  For a slightly less voluminous option I also love this Kendall and Kylie one right now. I tried it on and the fit was really good.

I also wanted to share this “dad coat” because it’s currently 50% off and only $110. They have it in such gorgeous prints. My two favorite are the dark grey check and the brown houndstooth. This style is a great counterpoint to feminine outfits. It looks so cute with a hooded sweatshirt layered under and jeans for your coffee run and errands around town. Add a textured baseball cap to add your urban cool vibe.

Last but not least, if you noticed the spotty formatting in this post, my apologies! WordPress (which is the program I use for this blog) has changed things up and since I’m really bad with technical stuff it’s taking me a few minutes to get things to look right. Thanks for tolerating – hopefully it’s not an issue by the next post! xo


  • Christy

    Love this look! I was wondering…do you suggest with a knit, sweater dress to always wear something underneath that smoothes out anything (bra and panty lines, cellulite)? Like a Spanx or something? Is that possibly what someone else meant by it seeming to be see-through?

    • Trina

      Hi Christy, thanks for reading and commenting! I personally don’t wear anything under knits in the lower body area and am not sure why anyone felt it was see-through, especially this knit isn’t very thin…I can totally see how wearing Spanx or something might be helpful but I can’t be of much help in this area as I don’t wear shape-wear. I think Spanx would definitely work if you’re worried about panty lines though! xo -Trina