Outfit of The Day Zara Coat

There has been a major love affair with zara lately. I love all the basics the brand has to offer. Recently, I picked up this beautiful and cozy coat from zara, perfect for a Los Angeles winter. The grey color goes with almost everything and the quality is nice, especially for the price of $69.90. Is it just me, or has the price of clothing gone a bit insane? Recently I have seen items at Forever 21 for $80!
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My everyday style is pretty casual. Comfort is important to me and I love how the coat looks over my everyday basics of boyfriend jeans, (passed down from Kristina) a green H&M top, and Steve Madden booties from last year. serein-wu-outfitofthedayzaracoat

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My necklace was a gift from Kristina, she made this. I am trying to convince her to reopen her etsy shop. Love the delicate gold chain and crystal attached. It just adds a little something to the outfit. serein-wu-outfitofthedayzaracoat

After donating and discarding 90% of my wardrobe this past summer, I have been very careful in what I want to purchase. I feel that my style has shifted a bit and I want to make sure I love every piece I put into my closet. For this season, I am also going to try and focus on a capsule wardrobe. This means for my day to day wardrobe, I will look at every piece I own, decide what to keep, what not to keep, what to put away for next season, and what I need to add to my wardrobe for the next three months. I will not buy anything else, till the next season. I hope this keeps my closet organized, condensed, and that I will actually get use out of my clothes. It was embarrassing how many pieces I donated with tags on them.
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Have you done a capsule wardrobe before? What are your thoughts on them?

I also feel that if I am limiting my wardrobe to pieces I know I will wear and have put thought into, I won’t feel bad for spending a little more on each piece. Quality is what I am looking for. When I find something I love, I want it to last, so why not spend a little more on a pair of boots that I will wear for years?

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XOXO

Serein

All photos taken and edited by Chris Ledford from Ledford Creative

2 Comments

  1. Shirley
    December 6, 2015 / 10:30 am

    Love this coat. I’m a big lover of anything in grey. It would be more of a fall coat for me though. Canadian winters can be brutal! I’ve thought about a capsule wardrobe for a while but haven’t had the nerve to do it yet, so bravo to you. Can’t believe Kristina made that necklace. It’s beautiful! She’s very talented.

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      December 7, 2015 / 4:45 pm

      Thank you so much Shirley! Yeah for L.A. this coat is plenty, lol. I was very nervous about starting a capsule wardrobe, but I realized for the most part, I wear the same things everyday anyways. So for my main wardrobe I should be able to stick to the capsule wardrobe idea and concept this way I can also focus on buying quality pieces vs. focus on quantity.

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