When the cold weather arrives, a statement coat is a must have addition to any wardrobe - be it in your favourite colour or a pretty print a statement coat can really add something to your daily outfits.
After all, a coat is pretty much all that's seen until you step inside.
I opted for a checked black/white/grey combo safe in the knowledge that I can team it with almost anything.
When it comes to clashing, I'm all for it. Though it can be tough and most people are aiming for 'I just threw this together' style as opposed to the 'My two year old dressed me' look.
It's a bit like layering when it comes to choosing your key pieces. Texture and tone are a great starting point for beginners - choosing items in the same hue or opting for prints in different textured fabrics can work really well.
Sweater: Op shop
Scarf: James Pringle
Boots: Tony Bianco