Reader Leah e-mailed me this request:
I was hoping you’d consider writing a post on what kinds of outerwear work with various types of skirts. Much like you, I spend a LOT of time in full skirts, and this time of year always has me kind of baffled as to what kind of coat I can wear and not look really silly. Jackets that look great with jeans always seem to be an awkward length or shape when paired with a skirt.
As I told Leah, hers was probably the fifth coat-related question I’d received in as many weeks. More coat info to come, but this post should cover the basics of matching a coat to an outfit, with an eye toward accommodating various styles of skirts.
Originally posted 2011-11-17 06:12:47.