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The Wild Thing
It’s safe to say that the animal-print coat is not going away anytime soon. What used to be a fancy (and oft stuffy) piece has become a street-style fave, mixing ironically with hoodies and sneakers as seamlessly as their prim predecessors. To make the coat more modern, less splashy, Kirchhoff advises to “Keep the rest of the look simple when one part of it is an animal print.” A graphic tee and casual kicks should do the trick.
Bella Freud sweater, The Row pants, Adidas shoes.
Playing it safe might be easy, but trying something unique comes with its own rewards. "With standout pieces, I think a good rule of thumb is 'the bolder, the better,'" says Kirchhoff. "If it’s a bold piece you really love, chances are that everyone else loves it, too, but you are the one with the guts to wear it."
The Long & Lean
Whether it's the silky lining, spacious pockets, polished buttons, or sharp tailoring, a menswear-inspired MVP is indeed a special breed. This tailored silhouette looks great with everything, but most importantly, "A perfect coat needs to keep you warm without being too bulky, and it also needs to be something you’re excited to wear, since it’s likely covering your entire look," says Kirchhoff.
Rag & Bone shirt, Vince culottes, Prada bag.
To cleverly contrast the menswear-inspired coat, culottes, and loafers, Kirchhoff adds a ladylike satchel in a soft, powder-blue shade. For extra polish and clean lines, match the length of the coat with the hem of the pants.
The Classic Camel
According to Kirchhoff, a camel coat is "Something that you could picture being worn 50 years ago and also 50 years from now — and still being perfect." Not only does this classic look prove that neutrals will forever slay, the lighter hue is a refreshing departure from the all-black-everything seasonal style trap.
Gucci shirt, L'Agence jeans, Han Kjøbenhavn sunglasses.