How To Wear Your Coat Like A French Vogue Editor

Emmanuelle Alt’s favorite styling trick is as slimming as it is cool.

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    When Paris Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Emmanuelle Alt, incorporates a styling trick into her signature look, you better believe we take note. While the Francophile surely didn’t invent belting a jacket, Alt wears the figure-flattering look so well we had to call out her greatest hits. Read on to see out how Alt upgrades her outerwear with belts and shop some of our favorite pairings.

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    PHOTO: Style Du Monde

    There’s a reason Alt sticks with her trusty braided belt: the woven leather allows for a hole to be made anywhere, making it easy to customize the fit, no matter the thickness of the jacket.

    Image courtesy of Style Du Monde

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    PHOTO: Gastro Chic

    The braided belt adds interest to Alt’s understated suede Giambattista Valli coat.

    Image courtesy of Gastro Chic

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    PHOTO: Style Du Monde

    Puffy coats are a prime candidate for belting. Notice how Alt’s belt gives shape to her oversized Isabel Marant puffer?

    ​​Image courtesy of Style Du Monde

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    PHOTO: Style Du Monde

    If you don’t want your belt to take center stage, add a second accessory, like Alt’s printed scarf, to balance to the look.

    ​​Image courtesy of Style Du Monde

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    Alt’s signature braided belt takes on a western vibe when paired with a fringed jacket.

    ​​Image courtesy of Style Du Monde

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    PHOTO: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

    Highlight your natural curves in a menswear-inspired coat like Alt’s chunky suede number by belting it at the waist.

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    This simple black-on-black pairing hits on the trend without going overboard.

    ​Mango Wool-Blend Oversize Coat ($120), Gap Skinny Braided Belt ($25) in True Black

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    This plaid coat would no doubt look right at home in Alt’s closet.

    ​Thakoon Addition Double Breasted Plaid Coat ($495), Sophie D’Hoore Vada Braided Belt ($138)

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    Follow Alt’s lead and incorporate a bit of western fringe into your cold-weather look.

    ​Gucci Fringed Cardigan ($1091), Fossil Fishtail Braided Leather Belt ($44)

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    No need to stick to black and brown—a Bordeaux braided belt makes a major impact and can be paired with any neutral coat.

    ​Warehouse Neon Tweed Coat ($151), A.P.C. Bordeaux Braided Leather Belt ($90)

    Guess who else is a big fan of belting a jacket? Olivia Palermo. Check out how she styles the look here.

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Wool-Blend Oversize Coat

Wool-Blend Oversize Coat

Mango, $120
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Skinny Braided Belt

Skinny Braided Belt

Gap, $25
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Double Breasted Plaid Coat

Double Breasted Plaid Coat

Thakoon Addition, $138
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Vada Braided Belt

Vada Braided Belt

Sophie D’Hoore, $138
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Fringed Cardigan

Fringed Cardigan

Gucci, $1091
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Fishtail Braided Leather Belt

Fishtail Braided Leather Belt

Fossil, $44
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Neon Tweed Coat

Neon Tweed Coat

Warehouse, $151
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Bordeaux Braided Leather Belt

Bordeaux Braided Leather Belt

A.P.C., $90
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