In Praise of the Parka

November 30th, 2018

Now that winter is almost here, it’s time to get reacquainted with a seasonal essential: the does-it-all parka. While we all know a warm and cozy parka is a must when the temps start to dip, it’s not always thought of as a particularly fashionable wardrobe staple. Gasp!

That’s fake news, my fashionista friends. The truth is, with the right styling, a parka can be one of the most versatile — and on-trend — pieces in your winter closet. Here’s how:

  1. Keep it Minimal: I tend to be a minimalistic fashionista, so I live in muted color coats, like this military green Canada Goose parka from Twigs. From soft and subtle shades of green to never-basic black, a versatile parka is a stylish and chic must for my wardrobe. Parkas are especially ideal for casual outfits with a little bit of edge — and are flawless with denim, like these Citizens of Humanity skinny jeans (which I am living in RN!)
  2. Dress it Up: But parkas aren’t just for casual wear. I love to layer a turtleneck (like this *Veronica Beard stunner) beneath a dress and top it off with a parka for date night. Or, try a velvet pants and silky top paired with a parka. The opposites attract vibe is in full effect! Yes, girl!
  3. Maintain Your Shape: The key to making a parka work with all your favorite outfits is to never overwhelm your frame. (a.k.a., don’t lose yourself!) If you opt for a really oversized style parka, make sure you wear a skinny jean or an over-the-knee boot to show your shape. Or, choose a parka that cinches in on the side (like this Canada Goose) so you still rock your curves.

Style is street, style it glam, style it casual, style it classic — style it any which way you want, just keep these simple tips in mind to ensure your winter style is parka perfect!

*PS: Check out this fab Veronica Beard bell-sleeve turtleneck! It’s my favorite new layering piece — that sparkle! Swoon! xo

canada goose “elwin” parka, veronica beard “berg” turtleneck, citizens of humanity “rocket” skinny jeans, av max circle studs and rag & bone “field” clutch: Twigs (Brookfield & Madison)

photography by Parker Davis

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Twigs. All opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. This outfit is the jam and no one needs to pay me to say that! xo



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