Defining the personal style idiom is as much about “don’t”s as it is about “do”s. And in my idiom a black coat is a “don’t”. One, I can’t bear to look like everyone else. Two, black is boring. And three, it just doesn’t look that good on me.
My personal strategy for staying current is to identify emerging styles which are both classic and flattering. While I find neutral trousers work well, I prefer a coat in a more unique color. Like aubergine. Or a basic. Like red.
This Tulle Big Button Coat comes in 7 colors: Black, Blueberry, Chili Pepper (pictured), White Smoke, Blackberry ( a gorgeous purple), Charcoal, and Midnight.
If red is fabulously flattering on you, what more practical choice could there be for a winter coat?