How To Style Borg Teddy Bear Coats
Happy Thursday everyone! I’m loving how crisp and cool the air is getting now, I’m just eagerly awaiting the leaves to change to their gorgeous golden hue! Since the time is flying by, it will also soon be time to think about my Halloween costume! Eek! Anyway, I wanted to keep this blog post dedicated to this outfit, as it’s one of my favourites this year, so I will get straight to it!
I was wearing my new Topshop Borg Teddy Coat which I bought in size UK 8. I wasn’t sure on it at first as I had only tried it on with my at home, lounge clothes and it fitted so oversized, but once I tried it on again with my actual outfit and got the proportions right, it worked amazingly. Given that this coat is so thick, fuzzy, and quite a lot of material, I knew that I had to keep everything else close to my body and quite light, so it didn’t overwhelm me.
I started with my PAIGE Margot Black Skinny Jeans (size 28) which have the perfect high rise to wear with cropped tops, like this new Topshop Fluffy Cropped Knit that I got in Cream (size UK 6). I wouldn’t usually go as far as to have my midriff on show, but as I’ve been working really hard on my health, doing my physiotherapy and eating well, I’ve grown a lot more confident with how I look and I am no longer bloated all the time either, so I’ve got so many more options for my clothing now! I thought a simple base like this, which shows the body shape and is so close fitting, was ideal for an oversized teddy bear of a coat, and it worked.
For my shoes, I wanted to add a bit more brown as there wasn’t anything to match the coat, so I chose my Sam Edelman Brown Ankle Boots. At first, these weren’t tall enough to accommodate the frayed hems of the jeans, so I was apprehensive, however I actually quite liked the different dimensions the hems gave to the overall feel of the outfit, so I left them sticking out. Some of you might not like that as it’s not clean cut, but it was something a little quirky to add to this outfit. I then finished it off with my trusty Celine Nano Luggage in Dune as it seems to be my most versatile bag.
I was a little nervous (I wont lie) about going out dressed like this, and I did spend most of the time with the coat done up, to make me feel more confident, but I’m proud of myself for working hard and actually achieving things in terms of my health and my body. I did take it off when Adam and I went for lunch in Wagamama, and funnily enough, there was a girl over the other side with the exact same coat, ha ha. It is a super popular one and I think it’s already sold out! Anyway, I actually really love this outfit and given that I had always wanted a teddy bear style coat since last year, but they never worked for my body, I now finally have one and I adore it so much! What do you think of the outfit? I’d love your opinions on everything as always, especially if you weren’t sure on how to style a borg teddy coat!
P.S. – Some exciting news! I just got shortlisted by Vuelio to win the Best UK Fashion Blog 2018 award! I was shortlisted last year too, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed! Thank you all for supporting! It truly means the world to me. Lorna xx.