I’ve had this long black coat for at least ten years and the versatility of it still surprises me. I don’t think this thing will ever go out of style. I only wore this coat a few times when I first got it before shoving it to the back of my closet. Every time I did a closet cleanout, something told me to hang onto it even though I didn’t wear the coat much. I was too busy wearing cropped denim jackets (it was the early 2000’s).
After seeing a few beautifully styled long-duster-coat-with-sneaker photos on Pinterest, I remembered I had this coat hiding in my closet. Oddly enough, I have a much better appreciation for it now than the day I bought it. It’s both structured and loose-fitting, making it one of those jackets that you can throw on at the last minute and immediately make any outfit look more put together. I mixed it with black denim and a pop of pink from the sneakers. Simple and comfortable, this outfit is one of my favorite weekend looks.