This post is in partnership with Talbots.
Dressing for my favorite season often starts with a great piece of outerwear and I am so ready to embrace an autumn full of cozy wool coats perfect for everything from country walks to afternoon tea in an English garden. This year more than ever I’m prioritizing beautiful coats and jackets in my wardrobe, as I’m relying on simpler base layers that can accommodate my growing baby bump, then adding a nicer piece of outerwear on top to really “make” the look. (And as the weather dips outerwear is the main thing people will see anyway!)
This plaid coat from Talbots is an instant favorite. The camel and orange plaid plays well with lots of wardrobe staples already hanging in your closet such as neutral sweaters and denim or you can go a bit bolder and pair with this orange sweater dress which is so fun! The relaxed cut of the coat makes it perfect for layering over chunky knits or even a blazer, and I especially love the contrast collar and cuff. I got my normal size in this coat so I can enjoy it during and after pregnancy, and got my normal size in the orange dress since it has a roomy cut, but you might want to size down in the dress if you’re not pregnant. The denim shirt I popped on underneath has a longer tunic length, so while it’s not maternity it can work well with a bump if you size up. Last thing to note is I love riding boots for fall, and these boots are a great fit and quality especially for the price! (Also worn here.)
Talbots Felt Fedora (runs large)
Monochromatic dressing is a favorite trick to look polished (and slimmer!) all year round but I especially like it for fall and winter when you’re layered up and sometimes wearing many pieces (a sweater! blazer! coat! pants! belt! boots!) if they’re different colors it can be a bit much. Again, this burgundy wool coat from Talbots is a versatile piece that looks great with everything from jeans to dresses, and I loved pairing it with a chiffon dress in a matching hue for afternoon tea in the Cotswolds. I’ve found burgundy complements most skin tones, and also has a slimming effect similar to black, while not being as harsh. I sized up in the dress for my baby bump, and love that the waist is elasticized so it hugs you at just the right spot. (Adding a belt definitely elevates the dress too!)