Convertible Wool Coat for Transitional Spring Weather

Transition into Spring with Style and Grace Using 10 Clothing Items: Lookbook Part 1/5

From today till mid May, I will show everyone the best 10 looks from my winter to spring transitional mini capsule wardrobe with reviews. Below are the first 2 outfits with a convertible wool coat from The RealReal.

Outfit 1 & 2 with ZAC Zac Posen Convertible Wool Coat

Winter to Spring Transitional Outfit 1
Winter to Spring Transitional Outfit 1 – white blouse + legging pants

Top – Zara, size S, old

Bag – One Idea (Shanghai), one size, convertible wooden ring vegan leather crossbody, similar style from Nordstrom

Pants – LOFT, size 2P, my old version here, current version here

Boots – Sam Edelman, size 5.5, my black leather version here, also in black suedecamel suede, and tan-putty suede

The Sam Edelman “Petty” Boots are comfortable with a 1.75 inch heel height. Though I’m only 5 ft tall, I don’t usually wear heels over 3 inches, because while my eyes love them my feet don’t.

Winter to Spring Transitional Outfit 1 - white blouse + legging pants + convertible coat
Winter to Spring Transitional Outfit 1 – white blouse + legging pants + convertible coat

The convertible wool coat from ZAC Zac Posen has a detachable bottom, removable hood and faux fur. The fabric is midweight and perfect to resist the early spring chilly air.
It is not heavy in my opinion (I don’t care much for heavy coats), though being a wool coat after all, it is heavier than my featherlight down coat. I got size 2 and it fits me well. Since it’s regular size, I expected it to fit longer on me than on the mannequin. The full length of the coat is above my knees and I rolled the sleeves 2-3 inches up.

If you are to invest in a wool coat but can’t decide long or short, hooded or not hooded, with fur/faux fur around the hood or not…. then this coat is everything in one!

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Winter to Spring Transitional Outfit 2
Winter to Spring Transitional Outfit 2 – mini dress + denim culottes

Dress – Zara (thrifted from Buffalo Exchange), size S

Belt – LOFT (thrifted from thredUP), size XS

Pants – Levi’s belted denim culottes, size 25

Boots – Michael Kors Collection (thrifted from ShoeMetro[closed]), size 5.5

With a mini capsule wardrobe, I’m pushed to find creative ways to pair items I’d otherwise not think of. Just like in outfit 2, I tucked a loose mini dress inside a pair of wide-leg pants. The dress is probably designed to be a 3/4 sleeves tunic but fits like a long sleeves mini dress on me. I didn’t think this combination would look good and feel comfortable, but was glad to find a new way to try the dress+pants look.

Unzipping the bottom half, the wool coat becomes a jacket!

I love multi-way items, either a coat like above, or a handbag that can transform into different shapes (hanaa-fu, anyone?). Versatility means you can get more use out of it, from outfit to outfit and season to season.

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