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1 Teddy Bear Coat, 3 Ways

1 Coat, 3 Ways

The teddy bear trend is still going strong, and praise be, because cuddling into one is like wearing a big, warm (and incredibly stylish) hug. Lean on it as a throw-on-and-go piece that instantly elevates any outfit, whether you’re pairing it with comfy sweats to grab a latte, or topping off a LBD for a holiday party. Here, three super-fashionable women put their personal spin on a knee-skimming teddy (a slightly fancier version than the waist-length bomber crop we know and love). And just for the record: No teddy bears were harmed in the taking of these photos.

If body-positive blogger and Girlboss podcast host Kristina Zias (aka @MissZias on Insta and online) had a style M.O., it would be “totally effortless.” So the L.A. native rocks a teddy bear coat with fun takes on fall staples: a turtleneck (that’s tie-dye), a pair of fits-just-right jeans (with cool ankle slits), and classic Chucks (that walk on the wild side). But that’s not to say she wouldn’t dress it up for special occasions with her go-to party-ready accessory: “thigh-high boots!”

YOU'RE HOSTING A DANCE PARTY IN YOUR LIVING ROOM. WHO'S INVITED?
JLO 100% and hopefully her moves will just rub off on me
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU CURLING UP WITH ON A SUNDAY NIGHT?
I just re-read Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington and it’s so good and inspirational. Love her!
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MEAL TO MAKE AT HOME?
Pasta with Italian-style chicken tenders
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE JUST ONE...FLUFFY SLIPPERS OR PLUSH ROBE?
Fluffy slippers! I can’t walk around my apartment unless I have slippers on.
WHAT DOES A COZY NIGHT IN LOOK LIKE?
Sipping hot chocolate next to my husband and rescue pup, Duè. We give him so many snuggles!

If you’ve scrolled Instagram in the past 10 minutes, you’ve likely come across @waityouneedthis, run by ever-so-stylish New York blogger and #OOTD queen Janelle Marie Lloyd. With a teddy bear coat in the mix, she can put a cozy-meets-chic matcha date outfit together—fast. “A monochrome outfit is one of the simplest ways to look pulled together,” she says of her head-to-toe beige look punctuated by crisp white sneakers. “Even when you’re in sweatpants!”

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE COZY BEVVIE?
A mezcal Old Fashioned
WHERE IS YOUR GO-TO COZY SPOT OUTSIDE YOUR HOME?
The lobby lounge at the gorgeous Ludlow Hotel in New York
IT'S FRIDAY NIGHT, DO YOU HAVE JOMO OR FOMO?
JOMO for sure! My weekdays are filled with shoots, meetings, and events. After a busy week, it's so nice to just stay in.
WHAT'S YOUR COMFORT FOOD OF CHOICE?
Homemade sweet potato fries. That counts as a meal, right?
WHAT MUSIC IS ON YOUR CHILL-OUT PLAYLIST?
Maggie Rogers

L.A.-based model and stylist, Nikia Daoust of @madmavenstyle, describes her style in just three words: “elevated granny chic.” Which obviously includes a teddy coat paired with vintage-y floral dress and knee-high boots (also the equation for an easy holiday look). “It’s all about what you wear underneath it,” she says. “Pops of color and a head piece—and you’re good to go. And real talk, I’ve thrown on this coat to check the mail, to walk to pups, and sometimes I’ve even worn it around as a house coat at home!”

DRINK THAT ALWAYS WARMS YOU RIGHT UP?
Mulled wine with raisins and sliced almonds. It’s QUITE delightful.
WHO'S YOUR BEST CUDDLE BUDDY?
I share my couch at ALL times with my two fur babies Apollo and Hermes. They figure out which way I’m laying and Tetris their bodies with mine.
YOU'RE HOSTING A DANCE PARTY AT HOME. YOUR DREAM GUEST IS...?
Betty White from The Golden Girls of course! Have you watched her bust a move?!
WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE COZY SPOT OUTSIDE YOUR HOME?
I’m a weirdo, I actually find my car really cozy. It’s a small, safe space to me.
YOU'RE CHILLIN' AT HOME. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
Jeff Buckley, Reeve Carney, Jonny Lang, Haim—I’m ALL over the place. It really depends on my mood.

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