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!











Photos & video by Jon Pernul


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


  • alice

    Love reading this.

    Alice Cerea

    • Maria

      Thanks Alice!

  • Jessi Malay

    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,

    • Maria

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

  • Nataliya

    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!


    • Maria

      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.


  • Paola Lauretano

    Wow, I love your teddy coat and your pastel bag!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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    • Maria

      Thanks Paola! xx

  • Christina Gliati

    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!

    • Maria

      Thanks Christina! I agree πŸ™‚

  • Rina

    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

    • Maria

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

  • Batsheva

    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˜‰

    • Maria

      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™‚

  • auna

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

    xx Auna |

    • Maria

      Thank you! xx

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  • Nuclear Glitter

    It’s perfect look and coat looks so cozy

    • Maria

      Thanks, it is!

  • Sharon Wu

    Omg that jacket looks sooo soft and comfy! I need one right about now! xo, sharon

    • Maria

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

  • Kierra

    loving that coat, looks so cozy!

  • Nevena Krstic

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

    • Maria

      Thanks! It’s super soft πŸ™‚

  • Patricia Stelmach

    Lovely, thanks for sharing.

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    • Maria

      Thanks for the visit x

  • Beauty Follower

    Very nice bag and top!

  • Rina

    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

    • Maria

      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.

  • ArielleDannique

    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

    • Maria

      Thank you! xx

  • Emilia

    I love your bag, its amazing!

  • Paola Lauretano

    Happy Friday doll!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  • Beckerman Girls

    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!
    xoBeckerman Girls

    • Maria

      Haha I love the term woof model! Thanks girls x

  • Mary

    Those ripped jeans go perfect with that Teddy coat. You look gorgeous

    • Maria

      Thank you Mary! x

  • Noma

    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

    • Maria

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

  • Rachel

    Love your outfit! You look so stylish!

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  • Edita

    Awww, love the coat, Maria!

  • Hsinwei Ho

    Always want a teddy coat πŸ’™

    • Maria

      You should get one! x