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What to Wear With a Fancy Coat 2012

It All Adds Up to One Amazing Coat — and 5 Ways to Wear It Now

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Some style equations just add up without a lot of fuss, and this would be one of those times. Today, we have a key investment piece — the Gucci double-breasted jacquard coat — to thank you for it, and five holiday-perfect ways to wear it out the door. First order of business: don't be deterred by the coat's moody floral jacquard finish and romantic-print appeal. We promise you this coat can be worn with and over virtually anything (need proof? stop reading and click through). To give you a starting point, we've mapped out our favorite looks, which include a coat-turned-sexy cocktail dress ensemble and a classic take on prepster polish, to inspire your own whimsy. And our best advice to you? Embrace the power of print on print, the value of textural indulgence, and the infallibility of a cool neutral palette. Listen, if you're going to make a worthy outerwear splurge, you should know the dressing options that lie ahead. Inside, find your first five styling ideas at the ready.

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