I have a hunch that if I put on a red coat I’d begin to walk and talk a little more like Blair Waldorf. Do you ever feel like putting on certain pieces of clothing is like putting on a new persona? It’s no wonder that politicians and authority figures wear red when they want to look (and feel) powerful.

In the winter I often feel like my wardrobe doesn’t get the attention it deserves, hidden underneath a big black overcoat. But with this look the red coat is really worn more like a dress. A coat and heels makes up the entire look! Once you’ve got that coat on you’ll probably feel empowered to add a bold red lip and take over the world, or at least your to-do list.


*images via: Hanneli, the sartorialist, Harper’s Bazaar, Posh24, The Gentlewoman via Rep Limited

*resources: coat Valentino, safety pin earrings Rachel Roy, Arm Candy clutch Kate Spade, lipstick MAC Russian Red, lips bobbi pin, shoes Zara


5 responses on “GET THE LOOK:: POWER PLAY

  1. Karena

    Hi Christina, a gorgeous look! Yes certain clothes make me feel more together, and stand taller with more confidence etc.

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About Cristina Cleveland

Cristina Cleveland is the editor of lifestyle blog Fuji Files, where she shares bright ideas to style your life. She lives to help others discover their personal style, and loves providing the tips and tricks to achieve it. Cristina believes design is an empowering tool that should be affordable and accessible to everyone. Her 'Get the Look' column appears twice monthly on coco+kelley.

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