Ask A Stylist: Drowning In My Oversized Coat

Q:  How do I wear an oversized coat so it doesn’t overwhelm my frame?


 Shaggy Oversized Coat TOPSHOP– ($149.54)

Proportion Balancing  

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Balance your proportions: go for fitted outfits under your oversized coat like leggings, skinny pants, and skirts


Faux stretch-leather leggings-style pants Michael Kors – ($100)


Shorter Hemline 

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The shorter hemline the better: team your coat with shorts or mini skirt


Asymmetrical Min Wrap Skirt TOPSHOP – ($31.55)


Simple Statement

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Keep it simple: make your coat the statement piece you are wearing


Oversized Pocket Blazer  MSGM – ($948)


Light Stuff 

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Play it right: choose lightweight fabrics under your thick coat like silk and chiffon


 Tie-Neck-Chiffon-BlouseMANGO – ($59.99)


Step It Up

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Don’t give up on a pair of heels: they help lengthen your silhouette


“Beilan” Point Toe PumpsGuess – ($70.42)


Buckle That Belt

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Balance the masculine feel: belting and rolling up your sleeves are good options to minimize the “drowning” effect

Ecote Oversized Robe Coat  Urban Outfitters – ($199)


Maya Eltal is a Fashion Stylist & Wardrobe Consultant; a Certified Image Consultant through the International Image Institute of Toronto and a graduate of a Fashion Retailing & Merchandising Program. Maya has styled television commercials, music video clips, fashion photo shoots and corporate businesses. For the past three years, Maya appeared regularly as a guest speaker on the Lebanese TV “LBC”, watched by thousands as one of Lebanon’s most trusted stylist with expertise in high-end fashion and key trends.

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