Lighten Up: Teddy Coat & Ripped Jeans [+ Video!]

This is probably the lightest outfitΒ I’ve ever posted.

The only fully black thing I’m wearing are the patent leather boots. But it’s still a very me outfit – mixed textures and a cool print. Sometimes I surprise myself when it comes to fashion. I can’t always explain why I want to wear certain things.

I have been wanting a teddy coat for a while though. They’re more fun than wool coats and less dramatic than big faux fursΒ (which means less overwhelming on a petite frame). I’m glad I came across this one because it’s so soft, and I got it on sale for only $25 on Aliexpress! It’s not the most practical coat for rainy Vancouver, but on dry days when I can wear it, it’s honestly a treat. Equal parts cozy and cool.

I threw it over the ultimate comfy outfit: a sweatshirt and jeans.Β I love that it’s now socially acceptable to wear jeans and a sweatshirt with basically anything. Heels, fur coats, dressy boots… though you wouldn’t expect it, the result is so much better than the classic jeans/sweatshirt/sneakers combo.

So why did I go for light instead of dark? It was a combination of taking advantage of the (generally) mild day we were having, and wanting to switch things up. The concept of a uniform seems impossible to me. I get bored wearing the same thing over and over again and I try to keep my outfits as diverse as I can. I’d be a terrible cartoon character.

We all know the importance of trying new things and not getting stuck in your comfort zone. So do something out of your ordinary. Wear an outfit that isn’t typically you and visit a part of town you don’t always go to. It’s refreshing to break routine every once in a while.

PS – don’t forget to scroll all the way down for the video!

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Photos & video by Jon Pernul

COAT: ALIEXPRESS | SWEATSHIRT: ANGELEYE LONDON | JEANS & BOOTS: TOPSHOP | BAG: ZAFUL

SHOP THE LOOK:
Women’s White Fur Jacket, Light Blue Ripped Jeans, Black Leather Ankle Boots on Lookastic: White Fur Jacket, Light Blue Ripped Jeans, Black Leather Ankle Boots

49 Comments

    1. Maria 05/12/2016 at 17:56

      Thanks Alice!

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  1. Jessi Malay 05/12/2016 at 13:45

    This is such a perfect outfit for the fall/winter season hun! I love the teddy coat trend.. it makes any outfit look so warm and cozy πŸ™‚ Have a great week hun!

    Xo Jessi,
    http://www.mywhitet.com/pearl/

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    1. Maria 05/12/2016 at 17:56

      Thanks Jessi! It is really warm and cozy πŸ™‚

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  2. Nataliya 06/12/2016 at 09:18

    Despite it being a fairly light outfit, it still looks edgy and impeccable. πŸ™‚ I feel ya about wearing light colors- I feel like they’re meant for someone else and I’m doomed to wear black forever. It’s almost like light colors don’t look good on me! Or at least, I feel like they don’t. I’m here to tell you they look good on you, even though they might not feel natural. ;p

    I especially like the marble design on the sweater! I want one of those!

    xo
    N

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    1. Maria 06/12/2016 at 17:54

      Thanks Nataliya! For me it started when I worked at a store with an all black dress code. I actually used to dress pretty colourfully as a teen. Then I went to the darkside (lol) – I loved how cool all black looked and how easy it was to style it so I accumulated a lot of dark clothes. Then the habit just stuck, I’m just more drawn to dark clothes now because I imagine all the different things I can wear it with and it’s an easy sell. I guess I just have to force myself to buy more light clothes haha.

      xx

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    1. Maria 06/12/2016 at 17:55

      Thanks Paola! xx

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  3. Christina Gliati 06/12/2016 at 12:42

    Its really a light outfit and it looks great altogether. We have to try new outfits from time to time. You look very nice. Kisses!

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    1. Maria 06/12/2016 at 17:55

      Thanks Christina! I agree πŸ™‚

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  4. Rina 06/12/2016 at 13:05

    I love how you styled that faux fur coat with a casual look. I always feel like they need to be dressed up but love that you’ve given me an idea for wearing it everyday!

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

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    1. Maria 06/12/2016 at 17:56

      AW thanks! I’m glad I gave you an idea πŸ™‚

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  5. Batsheva 06/12/2016 at 16:10

    Of course I have to comment about the dog. I mean, it poses so dramatically! what a born model. furthermore, who ever took your photos did an excellent job. I love the sharpness of your outfit against the backdrop of the faded everything. Also, loving the paten letter booties, and the teddy coat is really great. I’m really happy that you took that leap and wore something out of your comfort zone– the white looks so creamy against your skin, and works beautifully with your ombre. I’d love to see more of this! (although I think you look awesome in black too πŸ˜‰

    https://cynicalduchess.blogspot.com

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    1. Maria 06/12/2016 at 18:04

      Thank you! She is a good model when she’s not smelling random things on the ground haha. The photos were a lucky chance – it started to rain a bit during the shoot so the shots got a bit blurry but he did an amazing job editing it and making the blur worked. I love how they turned out. You’ve officially convinced me to wear more white, you make it sound so luxurious on me πŸ™‚

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  6. auna 06/12/2016 at 18:08

    Loveeee this street style look and your sweet little pup is just too cute!

    xx Auna | http:simplyauna.com

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    1. Maria 06/12/2016 at 18:16

      Thank you! xx

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    1. Maria 07/12/2016 at 19:26

      Thanks, it is!

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    1. Maria 07/12/2016 at 19:26

      It is! They’re a great type of coat.

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  7. Kierra 08/12/2016 at 10:04

    loving that coat, looks so cozy!
    xx, timelesschic.net

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  8. Nevena Krstic 08/12/2016 at 10:39

    Really cool outfit! Your coat looks so soft πŸ™‚ xx

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    1. Maria 08/12/2016 at 18:02

      Thanks! It’s super soft πŸ™‚

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    1. Maria 08/12/2016 at 18:03

      Thanks for the visit x

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  9. Rina 08/12/2016 at 16:00

    I should try a teddy coat as I do have a petite frame too and find that I drown in Faux fur sometimes. Thanks for the tip, I love how you styled it too! Very chic!

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

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    1. Maria 08/12/2016 at 18:05

      Thank you! They are great. I do have a really big faux fur too that I just make sure to always wear with skinny bottoms but this one is definitely easier to style.

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  10. ArielleDannique 08/12/2016 at 23:36

    This look is just so pretty! I love the combination of the blue in the bag and the jeans. The furry coat is just so good and perfect for Fall and Winter season.
    Have a great WEEKEND babe!

    With love ArielleDannique

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    1. Maria 09/12/2016 at 17:22

      Thank you! xx

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  11. Emilia 09/12/2016 at 04:37

    I love your bag, its amazing!

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  12. Beckerman Girls 09/12/2016 at 07:35

    Such an awesome post babe! Your dog is SOOOOOOO CUTE!!! And quite the lil’ woof model!!! And your outfit is sooooo kick ass! Love those patent boots and ripped jeans! BOSS!
    kisses
    xoBeckerman Girls

    http://www.BeckermanBlog.com

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    1. Maria 09/12/2016 at 17:22

      Haha I love the term woof model! Thanks girls x

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    1. Maria 12/12/2016 at 18:11

      Thank you Mary! x

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  13. Noma 12/12/2016 at 00:49

    Love your coat, it looks quite lightweight despite being a coat and so soft too.
    You look great and love your hair. πŸ™‚

    XoXo Noma

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    1. Maria 12/12/2016 at 18:11

      Thanks! It is pretty lightweight and very soft πŸ™‚

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  14. Hsinwei Ho 18/12/2016 at 22:29

    Always want a teddy coat πŸ’™

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    1. Maria 19/12/2016 at 18:06

      You should get one! x

      Reply

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