#HowToWearIt: Robe Coats

#HowToWearIt: Robe Coats
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In this weekly feature, InStyle’s Senior Market Editor/Digital Correspondent Dana Avidan-Cohn shares tips and tricks on how to tackle the latest trends. Look for it on What’s Right Now every Friday and be sure to try out the trend yourself and tweet your look using #HowToWearIt.

The robe coat is the perfect blend of simplicity and chic. You can throw it on and leave it untied over a monochromatic dress like Kim Kardashian did (above) or belt it at the waist to accentuate your curves, as shown on Joseph Altuzarra's Fall/Winter 2014 runway (below).

Look for a style that is slightly oversize and pair it with something that’s more tailored underneath for a balanced look. Fabric-wise, a wool option will easily translate from day to night and really furthers the cozy message that the robe coat conveys.

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To elevate the style, add a boot or pump—it will help give the oversize shape a sleek silhouette. For finishing touches, keep your makeup and accessories minimal. This is definitely one of those trends where "less is more."

Inspired by the Altuzarra runway

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Recreate the look: Armani Collezioni coat, $574, farfetch.com; Sandro cropped sweater, $245, sandro-paris.com; Cameo satin skirt, $148, intermixonline.com; Aquazzura bootie, $445, modaoperandi.com

Inspired by the Nonoo runway

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Recreate the look: Reiss coat, $525, reiss.com; McQ by Alexander McQueen knit dress, $403, farfetch.com; Theory heel, $325, theory.com; Whistles clutch, $58, whistles.com

Inspired by the Celine runway

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Recreate the look: Milly silk organza trench, $525, net-a-porter.com; Protagonist draped dress, $740, theline.com; Whistles heels, $280, whistles.com; Kate Spade feathered bag, $318, katespade.com

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Accessories to add to your look

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Shop it: Maison Fabre gloves, $209, gilt.com; Theory scarf,$597, theory.com; Giles & Brother cuff, $100, shopbop.com; Shay Accessories ear jacket, $300, shopbop.com

Plus, follow Dana on Twitter (@InStyleDana) for more expert fashion advice and tweet at her anytime using #AskDana for a instant style advice!

 
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