Outfits Inspired by Inauguration Coats

Embracing Colorful Winter Layers
Inauguration Coats Chloe

January in Washington, D.C. requires a coat. January 20th, 2021, however, called for inauguration coats. Yesterday’s history-making ceremony was both poignant and energizing. Additionally, it was your official reminder to buy a statement coat and put together a monochromatic winter look! From Madam Vice President Harris in a purple topper by Christopher John Rogers to Michelle Obama in Sergio Hudson, jewel-tones were on display. Can we take a moment for First Lady Dr. Biden in her lovely velvet trimmed look by Markarian?!

Statement Inauguration Coats

My favorite inauguration coats of the past include Laura Bush in ivory Oscar de la Renta in 2005 and Michelle Obama in Thom Browne (with a J. Crew belt) in 2013. This year, young fashionistas Ella Emhoff and Amanda Gorman donned Miu Miu and Prada, respectively. Jennifer Lopez went all-out in Chanel, while Bernie’s puffer and crocheted mittens broke the internet. Additionally, I loved President Biden’s granddaughters’ trio of monochromatic outfits!

To celebrate this new chapter for our nation, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite coat looks. In closing, I hope it inspires you to find bold ways to brave the winter weather!

Image credits: Vogue, Miu Miu, WSJ, Fashionista

Kate Spade Jewel Button Faux Fur Coat
See more of this kate spade new york coat here.
Colorblock Inauguration Coats
A long color block coat by Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific.
River Island Pink Long Coat
Original post of this River Island look here.
Escada Plaid Coat Fall 2016
A colorful layered look by Escada. Find the original post here.
Rachel Parcell Pink Sequin Tiered Skirt
Rose gold sequins and faux fur from this post.
Jenn Lake Chicago Ralph Lauren
Jewel tones for winter via this 2018 blog post.
Inauguration Coats
For me, the longer the better thanks to this pink coat!
Color Factory New York
Color block layers in NYC from this pre-pandemic blog post.
Atlantic Pacific Halogen Long Coat
Additionally, a pastel long coat from the Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific collection.
Jennifer Lake J. Crew Sequins
Sequins, stripes and pink thanks to J. Crew and kate spade new york.
ASOS Purple Pearl Coat
Pearl embellished lavender layers
Blush Pink Theory Coat
A blush monochromatic look by Theory and Mansur Gavriel
J. Crew Red Double Breasted Coat
Lastly, a bold red coat from J. Crew.

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    Annaliese wrote:

    Oh I love this so much! The coats were my favorite part of yesterday. I think Jill Biden’s was my favorite- so radiant in teal!

    And you’ve always had the most beautiful winter style. 🙂

    xoxo A

    Published 1.21.21 · Leave a Reply
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    Meg wrote:

    All of the inauguration fashion was so much fun! I am now on the hunt for a giant dove brooch thanks to Lady Gaga! Your collection of coats is lovely!

    Published 1.22.21 · Leave a Reply
  3. N

    This edit is MORE than impressive!! Love all the new styles you created !! Excited to see what I will come up with in my own outfits from this!! Great job!

    Published 1.24.21 · Leave a Reply


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