Hello! I like to wear this plaid coat as the weather is warm, and i find more reasons to be outside. My glen plaid coat, is a vintage and traditional glen plaid. I updated this look by adding fringed denim and a pop of red.
A neutral plaid coat is always helped by a pop of color and a bit of texture.
If you remember I wore this outfit to a recent jewelry opening exhibit . The light layer, a leather lined vintage plaid coat by Balenciaga Paris, was the perfect look and weight for this warm autumn day.
I chose a beret to add a touch of classic Euro style, and my Le Fleur sunnies . The pale pink added some feminine whimsy to the classic menswear coat. Below, my Mark Cross bag in red and an LV bag. ( yes, this is a cosmetic bag, but it carried a belated birthday gift perfectly- fitting the shape almost exactly).
With the exception of my fringed jeans and blue sweater, everything I am wearing is second hand, from upscale consignment stores near me in Manhattan. I love the way this vintage coat fit me, perfectly- even in the sleeve length .
Vintage items fit me well, as the women were smaller 20 years or so ago. I am not sure of the age of this coat, but it is surely back in style. You can’t go wrong with fine designer labels, they are made to be worn for a lifetime or two! Such a different kind of philosophy than “fast fashion”; the materials and craftsmanship , the needlework, the horn buttons… all so finely done and made to stand the test of time. I was also very happy to pay only $80 for it!
Above, the french knot earrings that I am wearing belonged to my mother in law. I love the classic design and rich yellow gold. Below, a snap of the East River from this week. It was so warm my husband went bike riding and took this on his iPhone.
Fine fashion, glen plaids, and river views never go out of style! Happy week loves!