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

Coat - Zara Military Style Coat

Shirt - Zara Guipure Bib Front Blouse

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