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How to Accessorize Your Winter Coat

Don't discard that boring old jacket just yet. Take this advice to spruce it up and add a fresh look.


  • Step 1: Add color Add color with a fun scarf and gloves. Many winter coats are boring black or brown and need a punch of color to brighten up those gloomy days.
  • TIP: Look for a scarf and gloves set so they're guaranteed to match.
  • Step 2: Carry an umbrella Carry a coordinating umbrella. Pop it up when weather permits to display a shield of color.
  • Step 3: Embellish with jewelry Embellish your coat with some jewelry. Add a little bling with a vintage broach.
  • Step 4: Wear a hat Wear a knitted hat if your coat does not come with a hood. It will keep you warm while giving you a great look.
  • Step 5: Focus on the feet Focus on your feet. Add a pair of trendy boots to complete your look and keep your feet as warm as your body.
  • TIP: Waterproof your boots to keep your feet dry and your boots free of stains.
  • Step 6: Sport a bag Sport a stylish bag, purse, or briefcase that not only complements your coat but also carries your shoes that you will need to slip on when you arrive at your final destination.
  • Step 7: Alter your coat Alter your out-of-date coat to update the look. Shorten the sleeves to a three-quarter style or bring up the hem. Change the buttons or add a faux fur collar for a fresh look. Now you can go outside and know you look good!
  • FACT: The record for the world's longest scarf as of 2010 is held by a group of Welsh knitters who knitted the 33-mile-long scarf in 2005.

You Will Need

  • Winter coat
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Umbrella
  • Jewelry
  • Hat
  • Boots
  • Bag
  • Waterproof spray for boots (optional)

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