Winter is in full swing and even though it doesn’t get quite as cold down here in Memphis as it does other places, that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a good winter moment. Plus I do still get questions from you all on how to style winter outfits (I do wear winter clothes, just to be clear – I love a good sweater – just not as wintery as someone who lives in say, Minnesota), so I’m going all-in on today’s post by styling my favorite parka from Bernardo.
And PS – if you’re not familiar with Bernardo, I am a huge fan. They’re known for chic and stylish outerwear influenced by Europe (probably why I like it so much). They have tons of different coat and jacket styles so if you’re not in the market for a big puffer parka, shop their other styles here!
I purposefully chose a puffer to style for you guys because I think it’s the most popular trend right now in winter jackets. However, puffers can make things get bulky fast, so hopefully my tip below helps!
I styled this white parka and how frickin cute is it with the faux fur hood? When ordering your parka – especially one that’s also a puffer – you want to consider the fit and what you’ll want to wear underneath it. This Bernardo option has an oversized fit so I ordered my usual size (small). This allows me to still wear thick sweaters or even a denim jacket layered over a sweatshirt without things getting too bulky if I want to. But as you can see in my photos, it works really well with a dress and cardigan underneath too! Which shows how versatile it is! I’ve also worn this coat casually but it’s so chic it works for dressier outfits as well.
Anyway, that is honestly my biggest tip when coat shopping – if you’re going to want to layer, pay attention to the fit and if you need to size up or take your regular size. Personally, for oversized, I prefer my usual size, but for fitted styles, I like to go up one.
Loving the relaxed fit of this parka, but Bernardo has SO many more options! Be sure to check them out for any winter adventures you’re getting ready to head out on!
Thank you to Bernardo for sponsoring this post.