White Coat Syndrome.

Club Monaco Collection White Trenchcoat, Striped Tee, Rag & Bone Jeans, J.Crew Embellished Flats - Grace Atwood, The Stripe
coat // tee // jeans // bag // flats


While the title of this post is meant to be funny (and I happen to have a serious fear of doctors… I once passed out cold on the table simply because my doctor pulled out a record to see which shots I had), we’re talking about a different kind of white coat syndrome today. A great white coat is SO hard to find! I always end up looking like a doctor, or as if I’m headed to a costume party (or working behind a Clinique counter in the nineties?) I must have seen this trench in the window of my local Club Monaco five times before daring to go in. I bought it immediately after trying it on. The fit is so great and I feel so ladylike wearing it. Of course it’s now sold out online, but it’s still in stores (or at least the one on Fifth Avenue in New York).

I spent a bit of time online looking for other white coat options and found quite a few that I really love. If I hadn’t bought this one, I would 100% have bought this J.O.A. Scuba trench. The cut is fantastic and the thick neoprene fabric is really cool. I also love this white drape trench (which happens to be a great price. And while it’s expensive, I love this Tibi coat. The cut is similar to my fave Malene Birger trench, which I obviously adore… At the opposite end of the spectrum, here is a really nice looking under $100 option!

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Outfit Details: Club Monaco Trench (similar) // The Fifth Label Tee // Rag & Bone Jeans // J.Crew Flats // Chanel Black 2.55 Purse // Julie Vos Necklace (c/o) // Julie Vos Bracelet (c/o)

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I also need to talk to you about this tee. A little while ago, my friend Liz posted an instagram, calling it the best striped tee. I will agree with her. It’s pretty great. I love stripe tees but sometimes they’re not the most flattering (i.e. tight, clingy, not long enough, the fabric is too thin).

This one is nice as it has a good a-line silhouette (won’t cling to your stomach or hips which is a must for me) and nice and long! I also was pleasantly surprised by these ultra affordable tees from ASOS. While they are short-sleeved, they have that same swingy cut. So much more flattering than your traditional striped tee. The fabric is a bit thinner on the ASOS tees but the slouchy cut makes it okay. I went with a size small in the tee I’m wearing, and a medium in the ASOS tee.

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J.Crew Collection Sloan jeweled suede d'Orsay flats


(These flats, though…) They keep selling out but J.Crew still has plenty of the non-embellished pair. These are one of the most comfortable pairs of flats I own and I think the cut of the shoe is really beautiful. I want to get the cobalt pair next!

photography by Lydia Hudgens.

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  1. Christina:

    Such a pretty coat.. Thankfully we won’t be needing a cost this week in the northeast!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  2. Natali:

    Looking so beautiful and elegant in this outfit! Your coat and shoes are amazing pieces!


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  3. francesca:
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  4. Casey:

    How does the tee run? They only have XS left, but I’m hopeful it will work for me!

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    • graceatwood:

      It is pretty loose except in the arms so I bet you’d be fine!!

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  5. Dana:

    Obsessed with this look! So funny that I’ve had my eye on this t-shirt as well for a few weeks, think I need to get it!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  6. Thuy:

    Love long coats and for me if I don’t want a coat to look too plain I try to find one with contrasting coloured buttons to give it extra dimensions. Like a camel coat with black buttons. Or some sort of texture to balance it out.


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  7. Thuy:

    Oh yeah, and I’m dying at the doctor story lmao. I hyperventilate when I have to get my blood taken so I avoid it like the plague.

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  8. Meghan:

    Need this tee after seeing it on you the other night! Such a cute look, Grace!

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  9. Jackie (York Avenue):

    I saw when Liz posted that tee on Instagram and considered buying it…now I really want it! It is so cute and I’ve been on the hunt for a good striped tee. Surprisingly hard to find.

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  10. Emily:

    Those flats are beauties! Love the look of this whole outfit!


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  11. Hannah:

    I love everything about this look! The embellished flats and pop of pink on your lips add just enough interest to the otherwise perfectly classic look.

    xx Hannah // http://www.HomemadeBanana.com

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  12. Jenn:

    I keep trying to get my hands on those flats! But, alas, they are sold out again. There’s just something so much more polished about a pointed toe flat than a round one… They look even better in your pics than they do online.

    The whole outfit is perfect. Absolutely love it!

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  13. A Girl, A Style:

    I probably sound like a broken record in your comments, but you are so darn cute! LOVE this white coat on you, and that striped tee (fellow stripe addict over here) and embellished flats, *sigh*.

    Happy weekend darling!

    Briony xx

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