Thursday, 3 November 2016

Attention! Time to Parade Your Military Coat

Fashion blogger military coat styling 2016Last Autumn/Winter I made the colossal mistake of buying a ton of dresses, shirts and every other item imaginable... besides coats. Of course, in no way do I regret the piles of embellished dresses added to my wardrobe, but by failing to add more coats/jackets to my collection, it meant I was wearing a handful of old familiars in rotation that 90% of the time covered whichever glittering beauty was hiding underneath!  This year, I'm taking a different approach to the upcoming winter and taking note of which new season coats I'll not only reluctantly cover outfits with, but willingly do so...
Beautiful yellow and orange autumnal leaves on trees and ground

Fashion blog styling a khaki green military coat for winter 2016
Bisham Calfskin watch by Minute & Azimut






























Jeans - 7 For All Mankind

Bag - Zara

Watch - Bisham 38mm Calfskin Brown Watch c/o Minute & Azimut

Long blonde straight hair worn half up half down
White crochet blouse by Zara
Autumn orange and yellow leaves 2016
Of all the trends, anything tailored tends to get my vote and so needless to say this winter's trend of styling military coats has put a smile on my face!  On one of my (far too frequent) visits to a Zara store, I spotted this khaki gem from afar and knew instantly I'd be buying it.  It has all the markings of a gorgeous military coat: double-breasted design, shoulder tabs and embossed brass buttons.  The length is perfect for keeping warm without covering all, keeping in mind I'm over 5'9.  However, I've definitely been bitten by the military-trend bug (again) and also plan on picking up a full-length version at some point!              
How to style the military coat trend 2016 fashion blogger
Collar of Zara khaki green military coat
Styling womens long military coat for winter 2016
Keeping in tune with the trend's nonchalance, I've opted for mostly black accessories to allow the attention to fall on the khaki coat, with just a peek of black denim and a white blouse (see it styled for summer).  There are so many ways of styling military coats for this fresh, crisp new weather, though some of my favourite options include knee high boots and killer accessories; think russian hats, fierce chokers and designer handbags.  Speaking of which, I've got my eye on this studded Valentino bag and I can't help but think it would complete this look?!  Oh God someone hide my purse...  
Close up of military Zara clothing button
Long blonde hair Autumnal scene orange leaves
I'm pretty confident this trend won't be going away anytime soon, I mean can you even remember a winter when military coats weren't being talked about?  No complaints here, that's for sure.  Oh and before I go, you may have noticed I've slipped into a more regular blogging schedule?  Well, you can now expect to find fresh new posts on A Glass Of Ice (mostly) every other day!

With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. I need one of these coats in my life!! I need to go winter coat shopping asap.

    Renee | Life After Lux

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  2. Military coats are the best! I spotted a double-breasted navy military coat in Mango that I really want to get for this winter. This Zara coat is gorgeous, khaki really suits you - I think it's your hair :)
    I love how you styled it as well, all black accessories were a great idea. This is the perfect autumn/winter look!

    Julia x
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  3. Cute winter coats are my favorite! Ever since I moved up north last year, I think that I've added at least 4 new coats into my closet. Love yours too!

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  4. oh my this winter coat is so elegant and beautiful <3
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  5. I'm totally with you, I bought loads of pretty dresses and tops last year, only for them to be hidden away by my one main coat... even if it was a statement coat. I love this military number though, stunning!

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  6. The coat looks perfect on you! And I love your beautiful long hair. Hopefully I will get mine to the same length soon.

    LUXESSED

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  7. Such a pretty place to take pictures...
    Your are rocking this outfit
    Love the boots
    xx
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  8. Oh that coat is lovely! :)

    Ellen x
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  9. I did the same thing, and I desperately need to add to my coat collection this year. Military coats are the best, and yours is no exception. This is such an effortlessly cool look, I love it!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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  10. Gabrielle! I always love your outfits and this one is no exception! I absolutely adore the coat and the boots! I have a question for you, how would you put together an outfit for freezing cold weather (snowy). I kinda need your advice!

    xx
    Ana
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    1. Hey Ana, thanks so much for your kind words :) Hmm, I agree styling becomes tricky when it snows! I would suggest knee high boots (with grip so you're not sliding all over the place) and jeans tucked into them, paired with a thermal vest, chunky roll-neck jumper and feather-down jacket on top. You could then play around with accessories to make the outfit more stylish - like double pom-pom hats!

      Gabrielle x

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  11. You look gorgeous!!! Love your jacket!!

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  12. It's starting to get cold in my country so I would definitely need one of these soon too xD

    Joyce | Joycentricity

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  13. Love your coat hun! I need to invest in one or two coats, it's getting cold here and I will need to add a few more to my wardrope! Have a great weekend! x

    Yiota
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  14. Oh I absolutely love this coat hun, so so chic and gorgeous too. It works perfectly on you!

    Elle
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    xx

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  15. Simply stunning!!!!! Love this look girl.Total fall perfection.

    x Alix N,
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  16. I love today's outfit... Sweetie, I'm not sure if I like your coat colour (sorry) but those buttons are gorgeous. The last three pictures are great.
    Have a lovely day in that beautiful city of yours :-)

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  17. This is such a beautiful coat, girlie! I love the khaki color and the details on the buttons, it really reinforces the military feel; not all of them have the details on the buttons! I'm in desperate need of a coat and you're the second person I've seen sporing a beautiful coat from Zara, I'll have to check them out! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have the most amazing weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  18. A military coat is a great buy because it's one of those fashion classics that always come back. This one has such lovely details and the way you styled it is autumn perfect Gabrielle!

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  19. Glad you are in a regular blogging groove! Love your coat and all the photos-Happy Weekend!
    ~Katelyn
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  20. Beautiful pics !
    I love your military coat. Perfect for fall.
    xx,
    Margot
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  21. omg gabrielle u r in autumnal heaven! this color is made for u and the military style looks great can i say again i can't take my eyes off u!
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  22. you look so chic, love this look on you hun :) xx

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  23. Amazing pictures.

    xx
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  24. You look fantastic rocking that coat babe! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  25. This coat suits you so perfectly and your hair is absolutely gorgeous!
    Amy xx
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  26. I'm of the opinion that you can never have too many coats and this one really suits you. Love the fact that you shot it in Green Park too

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  27. That's sooo true! So many beautiful winter outfits are never properly showcased because of coats. This zara coat is gorgeous! I love the color and button details :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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  28. Fall colours and the trees looks so beautiful plus your hair is gorgeous

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  29. Beautiful pictures. i really like you coat. You look great in it. Nice outfit. Have a nice weekend Gabrielle :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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  30. I do love a military coat ! I bought a really nice black one from H&M about 8 years ago but it got lost in my various house moves. I think it may be time for another though ;)

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  31. Such a comfy and cool look. Love the military coat. Super stylish piece, hopefully it'll never go out of style.

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  32. This must be one of my favorite outfits of yours?! Seriously, so insanely stylish! Everything from the hairdo to the boots and, of course, the jacket! So stylish babe! And yes to the military trend! Xx


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  33. That is such a gorgeous military coat, Gabrielle and I swear Zara is getting better and better with their designs each season. Love that you are also posting more on the blog, will make sure to check back every other day. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  34. This looks so gorgeous on you! I Zara has the best coats - I love how they're not afraid to get a little bit edgy with their designs
    Dora
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  35. Gorgeous outfit, gorgeous photos and gorgeous hair!! X

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  36. I love the beautiful details on this coat! Also loving the location...the trees look amazing!

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  37. Love it
    xx,
    Hadasah Love | www.styletolove.com

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  38. don't tell me - zara is becoming a problem!! too many great pieces. this coat was made for you: you're looking adorable with it<3

    xx from italy
    Cate ღ kate/idoscope.com

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  39. Such a beautiful photography and background!
    And this outfit is perfect for this season and even to the transition before wintertime

    x

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  40. This coat is actually gorgeous ! I love the military details on it, including those lovely buttons ! I too need to get myself buying more coats, one I am particularly looking for this year is a huge faux fur amazing fluffy one so I can feel like a super star of course haha ! Love this so much <3

    XOXO
    Jess
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  41. Love the location and outfit! Lovely photos.
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  42. Nice look! I like your boots so much

    Have a nice weekend

    xx LL

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  43. dear this coat very beautiful and chic
    I posted a NEW OUTFIT, I'd love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    fashion blogger
    kiss

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  44. Gabrielle! These photos are just stunning! And wow your hair is getting so long - I love it! It's really pretty against your olive military coat (which I love too!)

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  45. What a beautiful coat girl! Love the photography and the setting in this post.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Have a nice weekend!
    Cheers,
    T.
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  46. Beautiful post! I never ever buy coats and warm jackets because I can never decide which style I want to go for.. Now, I'm kind of tempted to check out some military style coats :)
    Love from Berlin,
    Charlotte Luisa | bycharlotteluisa.com

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  47. You have excellent style, Gabrielle. I love, love, love this outfit!
    The coat is the perfect length!
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  48. I absolutely love this coat and it looks really expensive so it's great that it's from Zara. I feel a sneaky purchase coming on as I have nothing like this in my wardrobe! I'm looking forward to your new schedule and catching up with your posts every other day :) x

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  49. Oh girl that coat is SO stunning on you, love how you've styled it! (that watch is also divine!). Your pictures are so stunning as always!

    Hayley xo
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  50. yes to structure apparels for me too, Gabrielle. I think this military coat fits you perfectly!! nice choice and yes, like you, I lost count of how many times I step foot into a ZARA store each time I head to a shopping mall, I don't know why, I just love their stuff there. I have such a weak spot for that place *_^

    I love your look and that boot and handbag. Even more crushing over that watch. Lovely visuals as always, for me to catch a glimpse of the details like the buttons and all. Looks like it was a lovely day after all.

    Nice to hear that you have slipped into a more routine schedule for posting. Keep them coming, dearie.
    Have a lovely weekend ahead.

    With love,
    Jeann | LUMINNEJ
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  51. I think the perfect juxtaposition here is your hair and your features, against the military starkness of your coat :) perfect.

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  52. Attention caught! Roger that ;)

    Love this tailored military coat on you Gabrielle it suits you very nicely and gives you a very assertive appearance.

    Zara is a great brand and often do some really lovely picks, the quality of the clothing there is always impressive also!

    Your hair always looks so perfect in every single photograph you take come rain, wind or shine :)

    Lovely post.

    See you soon!

    Laura xo
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  53. I love this - you look absolutely gorgeous as always! I really do love your outfit posts as there's such an elegance to your style, the way you write and of course your looks too!
    Hope you're having a lovely autumn - it's so cold now, you can really feel the weather change!!

    Layla xx

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  54. super stunning photos, very autumnal

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  55. You look so lovely! I must say that coat look really good on you!! :D

    Daniel x

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  56. I'm sure that Valentino's studded purse would be a nice match with this look, but I love it this way as well. How gorgeous is that military coat on you! You look stunning dear, absolutely stunning!!!!!!!!!!

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  57. You're so gorgeous! I can't get over how pretty your hair is! That coat is stunning, I absolutely love it. Anything military inspired and dark green always gets my vote. I love the military trend and don't ever think it will go out of style.

    Francesca
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  58. I love the attention to detail that goes into tailored military coats! Gorgeous look on you Gabrielle! Spectacular photos, by the way! xo

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  59. Beautiful photos! Your coat is lovely and it really suits you! I'll need to have a look in Zara next time I'm shopping! :) xx

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  60. You look gorgeous in that military coat. The silhouette is very nice and sharp :)

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  61. Military coats are classic! You can't go wrong with them. I love the one you're wearing and your boots. Beautiful backdrop Gabrielle. I also like military jackets.
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