Scarves and Gloves with our Winter Coats
Quote of the day: “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echos are truly endless.” Mother Teresa
Since we are still in the throes of winter here in Denver, bundling up is still mandatory. Thus part of putting on a coat to go outside usually includes scarves and gloves too. We showcased our winter accessories with print coats earlier, and now we styled our solid colored coats.
How funny, that all three of us ended up pulling out shades of green coats for these outfits. It certainly wasn’t planned, but it’s a great way to see the different color combinations we came up with.
It’s also fun to figure out how everyone coordinates with their scarves and gloves. Do you match them to the coat, or do you want them to contrast? And should the scarves and gloves match each other? It seems like there is such a variety of possibilities.
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: After seeing these photos, I feel like I have way too much going on with the look.
But I’ll tell you my rationale and you can tell me what I should have done differently. And excuse that mess of hair on my head. Obviously it has a mind of it’s own.
So to start off, I wanted to showcase wearing a scarf on my head instead of a hat. I know many women complain that a hat messes up their hair too much, so I was wondering if this would work any better?
That colorful scarf around my neck was my attempt to try to add in some more color to the whole outfit. I do think it’s unneeded, and takes away from the entire look.
But that fur collar you see? It’s actually the collar of another coat that I layered under this mint colored one. After experimenting with this idea earlier on the blog, I wanted to see if I could get more use out of this mint coat. The mint jacket is very lightweight, so I threw it on over a brown, short jacket that my mom had made many years ago. Those brown, sleeve cuffs also belong to the jacket underneath.
I’ve discussed the over the knee boot trend many times this winter.
And as much as I’m a huge fan, I do feel bad about not wearing my normal height boots. Thus when my friend gifted me some tall socks that matched these boots perfectly, I figured it was a perfect time to pull them out. The socks almost recreate the over the knee look and keep me warm.
How do you feel about your socks peeking out of your boots? I haven’t tried this before, but it’s an interesting idea. There are definitely a variety of them available, like with a contrasting band at the top, or stripes.
The only reason I added the pin in the front of my coat, is to keep the coat closed. It has a hook and eye, but it’s at the top and the collar of the other jacket is covering it. I don’t mind the pin too much, but it’s certainly not convenient when you’re taking the coat off and on.
As for my gloves, here’s another thing I would change. The fur hand warmers seem like too much too. I wished I would have just worn the darker gloves underneath instead. I am super glad I tried a pair of texting gloves, because they do work. And I’ve seen many for under $10 like these and these.
Coat: Tobi (similar here)~~Jeans: from Trendz (similar here)~~Boots: Naturalizer (similar here)~~Socks: (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Gloves: (similar here)~~Purse: Kate Spade-thrifted (similar here)
Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: Nancy started off with her green coat that she bought after seeing me model it in our local boutique’s style show.
She also wore it for our holiday looks this year, so you can see that it is versatile for both a dressy outfit and casual outfit.
Now I think Nancy really accessorized fabulous with this coat, by having a scarf that is a neutral print, and the hat, gloves and boots all being a pop of color against the green.
Let me talk about this fur scarf. This was a great addition to her closet when we visited Corn Flower in Frisco. Nancy had a fur scarf already; however, it was an infinity type scarf. Because of that, she felt like it was overpowering and so never wore it. (Hmmm…I’m surprised why it hasn’t been gifted to me yet, ha ha)
But this version is flatter and fits in the neck area so nicely. The best part? Nancy’s scarf is reversible, so you have the leopard print on this side, and plain black on the other.
Now here’s another version of gloves to have for the colder months.
These are the kind, where the flap covering the fingers can be tucked back to expose them. On the way to this photo shoot, we were having the discussion how mittens are actually warmer for your fingers because the body heat is shared between them. So maybe this is a good option, if you don’t mind exposing your fingers when you need to whip out your cell phone?
I know Nancy has been surprised at how much wear she has gotten out of her Jambu ankle boots. Of course she has a pair of burgundy colored tall boots, which are also worn quite a bit. So maybe the color burgundy is more versatile than we realize in the winter months?
I noticed so many different styles of burgundy boots while searching. The velvet trend is still going strong, along with the embroidered trend. There’s a version of studded boots (that are very much like my red ones) or even cowboy ones available too.
Charlotte’s (80+) Outfit: My mom’s outfit for this photo shoot includes her hand made coat.
This puffer jacket is one of those Frost Line kits from many years ago. Nancy even remembers making one of these coats a long time ago, and I’m interested to hear if any of you did the same thing. And if you did make one, do you still have it?
For my mom’s hat and scarf, she chose white accessories which bookend nicely with her white boots.
If you have been reading other fashion blogs lately, then you might have noticed that white boots are being shown quite a bit. I had noticed this summer that white shoes were making a comeback, too. So it might be time to dust off the pair you already have in your closet, and join the club.
We had an interesting time photographing this purse against the coat, which made me think about our choices.
Because the purse and coat match so well, you almost couldn’t see the one against the other. I know many of us are in the habit of trying to match our items to each other. However, if you’re really trying to showcase something, I almost think it’s better to have it be a different color. Now, if you’re trying to hide it….then match away, LOL!
I have to also tell you about my mom’s scarf. It’s one of those that was circulating on Facebook about a year or two ago. It’s actually a tube and made out of an incredibly stretchy material. It can be worn as everything from a dress (if you are stick thin) or a scarf (like mom is wearing it) to a wrap and everything in between. The only bad part about it, is it sheds. A lot.
I would have linked to the fun videos about it if I found them, but for some reason I came up empty. If you happen to have one of these videos on your feed, send it to me!!!
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Even though I consider us still in the middle of winter, I was amazed at how many coats are reduced in price. So let me tempt you as much as I was tempted: