My style principle is always to match something simple with another one that stands out. I love to balance things out, I guess. One big accessory with small clutch, or a simple black dress with edgy boots or gladiator heels. bright red lipstick with no eye make up and the list goes on.
When the coat season arrives, we always look for an extra ordinary coat because that is how we express our fashion sense. It is completely the opposite of Summer, where we have so much freedom to dress up. During cold season, we tend to bundle up and comfort is the most important thing, so we look into coats, boots and scarves to dress up.
This particular graphic print coat for example. It screams STYLE! And the best way to tone it down is with a very neutral color dress, heels and let the coat itself take charge.