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Red Toggle Coat

I’ve never been much for transitions.

Whether it’s the transition from one stage or life to another—see college to the ‘real world’—or the transition between the seasons, I dislike the lack of predictability.

For instance, I took these pictures a few weeks ago a few days after it snowed. It was absolutely freezing and the wind needed to ‘do less’ as the kids say these days.

The following day?

A balmy 65 with not a gust of wind in sight. Go figure. 

So until the weather is a predictable 70—and hopefully sunny—I’ll be living in this red toggle coat.

In stark contrast to my dark winter wear, this bright outwear is the perfect pop of color for spring. Even if it is only 50 outside.

It’s heavy enough that it keeps me warm enough on those crisp mornings, but lightweight enough I won’t be sweating if I choose to wear it as a fashion statement during the lunch hour.

Paired with my favorite crop pants and clutch like I did here, with jeans, or with a classic shift dress, this is the perfect desk to drinks coat.

Yet as perfect as it is, here’s to hoping this is the last time it makes an appearance in outfit pictures until fall.

Or, at least with no snow on the ground.

red toggle coat

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Ray Ban Aviators 
Red Toggle Coat—similar here
J Crew Minnie Pants
Stripe Clutch
D’Orsay Flats

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Photos by Lisa Chiu

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  1. Love the jacket and how bold the red is!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks girl! xo

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  2. What a great coat! I love toggle coats, and this bright red version really is perfect to brighten up the days until spring temps are here! Love it!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks! Could not agree more — hopefully the temps are here sooner rather than later.

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  3. I hear you on this transitional weather! I’ve had enough! Where is the warm weather?? On a positive note, I love this classic red toggle coat!! It’s the perfect alternative to a heavy puffer coat while we wait for spring to stick around 🙂

    Taffeta & Tulips

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    • Katie wrote:

      WHERE IS IT?! Truer words have not been spoken. I am so over my puffer jacket that even if I need it, I refuse to wear it!

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  4. Maddy wrote:

    This is so cute and bright, perfect for this weird in-between weather stage! I love those d’orsay flats too – have been looking for some comfortable ones!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks, Maddy! I own several pairs and it doesn’t matter the brand – they all take a bit to be worn in, but once you do, it’s so worth it! xo

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  5. Love it! Red is my favorite color so of course I love a good, red coat. Those toggles are so fun! Thanks for linking those crops. I’ve been wanting to get a pair! =)

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Miranda! LOVE the J Crew Minnie – I have had mine for three years, and they hold up really well! Let me know what you think :]

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  6. Angie wrote:

    Transitions can be a challenge! I really like the coat, and I LOVE your Aviators!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Angie! Look out for sales on Ray Bans at Nordstrom – you can find some good ones this time of year!

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  7. This toggle coat is amazing…love the bold red color!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Valerie! xo

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  8. Fernanda wrote:

    I love your outfit! The coat is so gorgeous! I really like the clutch too <3

    nandareis.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Fernanda! xo

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  9. libys11 wrote:

    such a stand out with that red coat!! you look amazing, girl!!

    have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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    • Katie wrote:

      Have a great week yourself! xo

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  10. Melanie wrote:

    I love that red coat! You look incredible!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Melanie! xo

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  11. Nikki wrote:

    I HATE it when the weather it warm one day and then freezing the next. I always end up sick. But I love this red coat! So cute!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Could not agree more! Here’s to lots of Vitamin C :] xo

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  12. Mikkaela wrote:

    Ahh is it bad that I miss winter already? Loooove that coat, the color looks amazing on you!
    xx, Mikkaela

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    • Katie wrote:

      No girl, everyone has to like different things to keep it interesting :] Thanks! xo

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  13. Deniz wrote:

    Awww that is one gorgeous coat (: I don’t own any toggle coats, but I love how you styled this one! Jealous of your gorgeous weather btw (:

    – Deniz
    http://www.dressedupdeniz.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Deniz! Here’s to hoping we BOTH get good weather soon!

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  14. Louise wrote:

    The red makes such a statement I love it! We need strong colours in the cold. Have a lovely week! Take care x

    Louise
    http://louiseplace.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you! Have a nice week, too! xo

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  15. Cara wrote:

    So cute, I have been lusting after a toggle coat and this red one is just perfect!

    xx Cara
    http://www.carascliche.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Cara! xo

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