The Duster Coat

The Duster CoatThe only thing I regret about this duster coat is not buying it any earlier. In fact, I regret not buying any duster coat earlier. I always imagined their oversized slouchiness would drown my petite stature. I had tried on many trench coats before, and every single one of them looked a little unflattering around my narrow shoulders and wide thighs. Me and trench coats? Not a love story!

The Duster CoatThe Duster CoatI just assumed I’d feel exactly the same way about duster coats. But then I saw my fellow shortie and beautiful blogger friend Lily, editor of #byLily, in this amazing Zara number. I mean look at her! She looks absolutely stunning in that coat. The colour may be a little too daring for my monochrome taste, but the cut is perfect.

The Duster CoatOnce I saw Lily in her new duster coat I knew I wouldn’t be happy again until I found my own perfect duster…preferably a black one. So I went on the hunt, but soon realised that even ASOS duster coats were surprisingly expensive. You can get a proper winter coat for the same price! Or am I just too picky, and closed my eyes to the cheaper models?

The Duster CoatI any case, when in sartorial despair trust the Zara sale to pick you up. And there it was in Zara’s online store: the duster coat of my sweetest dreams at a fraction of the original price. Now that I finally got my hands on a duster coat I can’t imagine a life without it. It’s so versatile, and the cut is actually incredibly flattering. I’m in love!

The Duster Coat

The Look

Turtleneck – Uniqlo

Trousers – Mango (similar here)

Coat – Zara (similar here)

Boots – River Island

Backpack – NEXT (similar here)

 

  • http://www.hekyma.blogspot.com/ H E K Y M A

    Simply amazing. That bag is beautiful. X

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    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much! The backpack is great, isn’t it? 🙂 xx

  • SalonFurnish

    Elegant and classy outfit! Love the coat! 🙂

    http://salonfurnish.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much 🙂 xx

  • http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk sprinklesofstyle

    Ah, you always look absolutely beautiful!!! I’ve missed you and your posts!!! Hope you’re well hun!

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks sweetie! That’s so incredibly kind of you. I’ve missed you too :-* xx

  • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

    I love duster coats or maxi cardigans as we call them here. And hey, welcome back red lips! Hehe, you look super fresh and glowing here and of course, your sartorial choices are on point, I’m just left to stare at miss monochromatic =D xx

    Shanaz | Fashionista NOW

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much sweetie! Red lips are my fav 🙂 xx

  • http://cvetybaby.com/ Cvetina Cekova

    Happy Friday, beautiful Jasmin!

    xx

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    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks babe! Have a lovely weekend too 🙂 xx

  • Beauty Follower

    Great look dear!

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you 🙂 xx

  • Elena Dal Maso

    This coat suits you so well :)))
    I love your smile…

    xoxo
    http://www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Elena! Aren’t you the sweetest :-* xx

  • http://www.fashionbyemina.blogspot.com/ Emina

    I love your look! Super chic coat!

    Love Emina

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    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks Emina 🙂 xx

  • Rosa Mimmino

    Sieht natürlich super aus und ist sicher auch praktisch, und natürlich würde ich ihn auch wollen, um ihn meiner Kollektion von mindestens 30 Mänteln hinzuzufügen (zu meiner Ehrenrettung – fast alle vom Flohmarkt ;-)), aber dann ist es mir immer zu kalt und ich nehme einen Daunen-Mantel….. Dein grauer (oder stahlblauer??) Rollo sieht toll aus!!

    Rosa
    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Haha…man kann niemals zu viele Mäntel besitzen. Besonders wenn sie vom Flohmarkt kommen 🙂 Ich freu mich auch schon auf den Moment, wenn die Temperaturen endlich wieder über 10°C steigen und ich meinen Duster rausholen kann. 🙂 xx

  • http://www.felinecreatures.com Lena Chu

    You look gorgeous Jasmin! Yes I’m a big fan of Zara coats too for the price you get amazing quality at a fraction of the price compared to other high end stores! And this black duster is truly a classic piece that is timeless and chic!! Great one girl! 🙂 Xo~ Lena
    http://www.felinecreatures.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks boo! I really wish it wasn’t so cold outside at the moment. I’d wear the duster every day 🙂 xx

  • http://365hangers.com/blog/ 365hangers

    We’re in love with this coat on you. It’s seriously the perfect fit and looks totally chic!! We’d wear that baby with everything!

    xx 365Hangers

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Awe thank you! I actually feel the same way about the duster. But it’s waaaay too cold for it atm. Such a shame! xx

  • http://messagesonanapkin.blogspot.com/ Marlen

    Ahhh Lily’s yellow trench is SO fun! It gives such a great pop of color and is still a super light layer. Yep, I’m sold. You got it at Zara, you say? I really like how flimsy it looks- it’ll definitely get worn well into Chicago’s chilly spring (if, you know, that ever comes.) As always, you look like you hopped out of a catalog 🙂

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Yes I got it at Zara. But if it hadn’t been for the sale I’d probably never have bought it. Zara’s trench coats are so expensive! Anyways…hope you find your perfect trench coat too, and thanks for the sweet words :-* xx

  • AF

    That long coat looks amazing on you!!

    http://strawberryleopard.blogspot.pt/

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you 🙂 xx

  • http://cvetybaby.com/ Cvetina Cekova

    Gorgeous look Jasmin! The coat is perfect! I never try this model of coat on me, may be i’ll try it :))
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      You totally should! You definitely have the figure for it 🙂 xx

  • http://www.bibigoeschic.com Bibi

    This duster coat looks gorgeous on you, and it definitely is the perfect length! Seriously though, you can wear anything 🙂 Glad you finally got your hands on a duster, I have one too and love it! x

    http://www.bibigoeschic.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Awe Bibi! You’re flattering me 😉 Thank you though! I was a little worried about the length, but I’m glad you don’t think it’s too long. xx

  • http://www.sugarpopfashion.com/ Stella

    Ich liebe ja deinen minimalistischen Stil wie du weißt! Echt mal wieder richtig gelungen und wunderschön! Nur etwas dunkel. Aber auch ich liebe dunkle Farben im Winter. Da kriege ich von Schwarz nicht genug ^_^

    Liebst
    http://www.sugarpopfashion.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Dankeschön! Für mich ist der Look gerade dunkel genug…hehe…aber mit deinen blonden Haaren und dem zarten Teint stehen dir helle Farben auch einfach besser als mir 😉 xx

  • #byLily

    Hey love,

    I was in shock to see my name in the article lol! Thanks for the sweet words!! Happy memories when I think back how I got this coat with you 😀 Duster coats are my faves too at the moment! I want it in every color if that was possible!! You look incredible in this one!! Everything fells right in place, mysterious and elegant! You rock it girl!!!

    X Lily
    http://www.hashtagbylily.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Of course Lily 🙂 It was you and your amazing coat that inspired me to get my own duster, so why not mention it to everyone..hehe 😉 Thanks babe! I wish it was warm enough to wear it atm…it hasn’t gotten as much love yet as it deserves xx

  • Janine

    I am in love with the backpack and the coat!

    http://www.joliejanine.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks Janine 🙂 xx

  • Ivana Džidić

    I can see why you’re in love..that duster coat is a dream…and it looks so lovely on you!
    great find!

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Awe thank you so much Ivana! That’s incredibly sweet of you 🙂 xx

  • http://www.laurajaneatelier.com Laura Jane Atelier

    I love your coat

    xo

    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks Laura 🙂 xx