If there’s one outerwear piece everyone should have in her wardrobe this season, it’s the oversize check print coat – it goes with everything and is eternally classic.

A great coat is a must-have every season, but this fall I challenge you to stretch it’s wearability by styling it new and interesting ways!

The Must Have Coat Of The Season via @GirlWithCurves #outfit #style #fashion #fall #check #coat #maternity
The Must Have Coat Of The Season via @GirlWithCurves #outfit #style #fashion #fall #check #coat #maternity

Here’s three ways to wear it:

1. Belt It
The ultimate lazy girl style hack that happens to look totally chic (even while super prego!). Belt it over a turtleneck and leggings or jeans and a tee like I've done here and you’re instantly dressed! As a busy mom on the go, this look is my to-go multiple times each week.
2. Show Your Underlayers

Love colors and prints? Try a bold combination, like a print sweater over a striped collared blouse, and wear your coat open to show off your handiwork.

3. Make a Cape
One of my favorite fashion editor-inspired looks is a coat draped over the shoulders, instead of worn with the arms pulled through. It’s an easy way to add instant elegance to any look, whether it’s a workwear outfit or a formal dress, and an excellent solution for tops that have voluminous sleeves that don’t quite fit through arm holes!
The Must Have Coat Of The Season via @GirlWithCurves #outfit #style #fashion #fall #check #coat #maternity
Asos (wearing size 12), similar plus size here
Girl With Curves (Limited Edition)
Old Navy (wearing size 16)
Vaneli (true to size)
MaxMara (sold out), similar here
NARS Get Up Stand Up