The Wrap Coat

Houston fashion blogger wears a holiday party outfit including a wrap coat, leather leggings, and laceup heels.

Houston Fashion blogger, lady in violet shows how to wear a wrap coat to a Christmas party.

Karen Rock of Lady in Violet styles the Dao Chloe Dao wrap coat with the gigi new york magenta all in one bag.

Houston fashion blogger, Lady in Violet wears a winter outfit featuring a wrap coat and leather leggings.

Houston style blogger styles a holiday party outfit featuring a long wrap cot and faux leather leggings.

Houston fashion blogger styles leather leggings and black lace up heels for a party outfit idea.

Houston fashion blogger, lady in violet wears a chic holiday outfit with leather leggings and a wrap coat.

Houston fashion blogger Lady in Violet wears a dao chloe dao wrap coat and gigi ny clutch with the henri bendel bracelet.

Houston fashion blogger Lady in Violet wears a holiday outfit with a coat, leggings and lace up heels.

Houston fashion blogger Lady in Violet wears a winter outfit with leather leggings, long gray coat, and lace up heels.

Houston fashion blogger Lady in Violet styles a holiday party outfit idea with coat, faux leather leggings and lace up heels.

DAO CHLOE DAO Long Wrap Coat (similar | similar | similar) |  DANIEL RAINN Black V-Neck Blouse (similar)  |  EXPRESS Faux Leather Leggings  |  CHARLES BY CHARLES DAVID Lace-Up Heels  |  GIGI NEW YORK Magenta Clutch  |  KENDRA SCOTT Elle Earrings,  Elisa Necklace  |  HENRI BENDEL Deco Cuff Bracelet  | NADRI Crystal Bangle | BAUBLEBAR Crystal Mason Ring |  Lips: NYX Staycation  |  Nails: ESSIE c/o Ready to Boa

I picked this fabulous wrap coat up at the Nutcracker Market last month. I typically don’t buy clothes for myself from the market, but I do always stop by Chloe Dao’s booth.  She is a local Houston designer who happened to win Season 2 of Project Runway.  Chloe was my favorite designer that season and not just because she was from Houston.   I love the fit and structure of her designs.

Since it’s only super cold for about a month in Houston, I love the idea of a short-sleeve wrap coat for winter.  What I loved about this one is that I immediately pictured about 3 different ways to style it.  I love styling it as more of a statement top with leather leggings for a chic holiday party look.  At the market, Chloe tied it for me a little higher above my waist in a bow.  It was really cute, but I haven’t quite been able to replicate it yet.  I’m practicing though.

A couple other ways I would wear this style coat is over a simple solid color sheath dress.  You could tie it or leave it open to create different looks.  I wore a plain tee, distressed jeans, and flats to the market, and it looked really cute with this coat worn more like an open long cardigan.  One important thing to keep in mind if you plan on wearing your coat as part of your outfit, make sure what is underneath is still cute if you need to take it off.  In this post, my leather leggings and black blouse can still stand on their own as a chic holiday party look.

Since I picked this up at the Nutcracker market, it is not available online.  I did find a few similar styles for you though.  If you are in Houston, Chloe has a boutique in Rice Village that you can check to see if still available. Thanks for stopping by ya’ll!


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