One easy way to nail cold-weather style.
When you live in a cold climate, 90% of winter style is dictated by the coat you’re wearing. That’s a blessing when you’re dressed down on the weekend and your coat is the coolest part of your look anyway. When it comes to stepping up your style, however, it can feel like a curse.
Unless, of course, you are Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther star and king of looking polished under all circumstances (even at the airport). Jordan’s last two red carpet looks made perma-outerwear look infinitely more stylish than it usually does by relying on one simple trick: color coordination.
At the European premiere of the movie last week Jordan wore an all-black look pulled from Raf Simons’s white-hot Calvin Klein: a black dress shirt, wool pants, and satin tie topped off with a cashmere double-breasted overcoat. The outfit had the polish of a suit, while being a little warmer and cozier than one. And then, yesterday, at a Black Panther screening during Fashion Week in New York, Jordan pulled the move again, capping off a rust-color sweater and tan pants by Prada with a coordinating camel coat. If the coat were done in another color, Jordan might have just looked like a guy who simply didn’t have the patience to wait in the coat-check line. By matching the colors, however, the outerwear becomes an integral part of his outfit: a fashion statement, not just a vehicle for warmth.
And here’s the good new: there’s a good chance you already own all of the elements you need to recreate this move. And if not, you can always upgrade now, and at practically any budget. Michael B. Jordan’s outfits might be designer, but the idea on display here isn’t proprietary to luxury brands. Just do us a favor and reserve it for concerts, cocktail parties, and other standing-room-only situations. This outfit is slick, but wearing a coat in the office is just silly. Even in the dead of winter.
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