Revamp your Coat: Belt it

Wool Coat, World Master Card Toronto Fashion Week, Toronto Blogger, Black style blogger, Thrift shopping

As you may know I’m an avid thrift/vintage shopper. However, I’m extremely particular about which thrift stores I shop at and I find myself only going into the Salvation Army by my house. As a result, it’s usually a hit or miss when it comes to the stuff I find. This time I scored big at a recent 50% off sale where I spotted this gorgeous grey 100% wool coat. Everything was perfect; the color, the length, the condition of the coat, and it was my size–except it gave me no shape.Because I’m a stubborn individual there was no way I was leaving without it, I was determined to make it work and make it a staple piece in my wardrobe. So I decided to belt it and suddenly all my problems went away.

Why choose a belt?
 1) To create a better fit by creating an hourglass silhouette.
 2) To  revamped an item and add interest to a look.

How can you achieve this look?
1) Find a coat of your choice ( you can also use this trick for your jackets or blazers )

2) Select a belt of your choice, preferably a thicker belt if it’s a coat or a jacket 

3) Add the belt to your waist area and voila, you are done!

Wool Coat, World Master Card Toronto Fashion Week, Toronto Blogger, Black style blogger, Thrift shopping

Wool Coat, World Master Card Toronto Fashion Week, Toronto Blogger, Black style blogger, Thrift shopping
Photos Taken by Stephen

I chose to pair my coat with this
metallic wrap belt in silver. If your curious,
this was what I wore to day 5 of Toronto Fashion Week. I was not there very long but I’m very thankful to Stephen who took these photos. Thanks Stephen. Also pictured is my blogger buddy Sasha from Sasha’s Satisfashion


I hope you enjoyed the post, now get belting!

Is there a particular item in your closet that could use a belt make over?

Until Next Time,

Sincerely Miss J

Outfit Information: Coat: Salvation Army (thrifted) similar here (on sale) // Belt: Dynamite: // Jeans: Gap // Heels: Thrifted 

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8 Comments

  1. Bisma Rauf November 3, 2014 / 2:27 pm

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  2. Bernadette Ifere November 3, 2014 / 3:27 pm

    You look so lovely, at a glance I thought the belt was part of the coat. The belt is a real match to the coat

  3. Jola Hogg November 3, 2014 / 5:39 pm

    The coat looks amazing on you:)Jolahogg.blogspot.ie

  4. Katarina Milovanović November 3, 2014 / 7:10 pm

    Love your coat, great outfit dear ! 🙂 xoxoNEW POSThttp://katycolorfulfreak.blogspot.com/2014/11/mickey-mouse.html

  5. FutureLawyerGirl November 4, 2014 / 12:39 am

    Aaaah that looks so cute ! I'm never creative enough to think of these ideas myself, but I'll definitely have to steal this at some point (now that the weather is finally cooling off here and I can actually wear coats).www.futurelawyergirl.com

  6. Lenya November 7, 2014 / 8:11 pm

    Love what you did J. And that's one gorgeous coat, the color is awesome. Love the button details, cute. Sounds like you had a great time J.hugsLenyaFashionDreams&Lifestyle

  7. Joanna G November 8, 2014 / 6:09 pm

    Beautiful coat! The whole outfit looks so elegant. :)Joanna, The Wunderkind

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