By Jesse L. Brooks


Coats are hands down one of our favorite parts of winter dressing, and we figure if you're going to be all bundled up, you might as well do it in style.

Going bold with your outerwear is a stylish way of making a statement in a simple, no fuss kind of way.

Unique colors are always a great option, as are prints. This week we are focusing on a cousin to the plaid family; checks! Fendi puts a fresh spin on a classic with this black and beige checked jacquard coat. It is tailored with wide notch lapels and a belt, which reveals a flash of lemon-yellow on the reverse side. It is embellished with faux-pearl studs that border the black leather patch pockets. Since the coat is the star of the show, we wanted to keep our pieces underneath refined but still chic. Going for classic separates over a show piece never goes out of style. Starting with a black ruffle front blouse by Stella McCartney, paired with winter white, high waisted Calvin Klein trousers. We also kept our shoe choice on the more timeless side; black suede pointy-toe stiletto pumps by Christian Louboutin. Bringing out the beautiful pop of yellow-gold in our covet worthy coat, we added some much needed color to our ensemble. Fendi's Kan I bag is stripped back to basics for the new season. Golden yellow calf-leather provides a vibrant foundation for the boxy silhouette, held from a silver-tone metal curb chain shoulder strap (note the cut-out F plaques set into each corner) and accented with the house's signature metallic-gold topped studs. For makeup, nothing brings out your eyes more than a healthy coat (or two!) of volume inducing mascara. The Vinyl Couture formula by YSL beauty is a revolutionary mascara for intense, super shiny lash color with length, volume, and curl like never before. If you are on the hunt for the perfect look for winter, this outfit will definitely have you saying, "Check, please!"