A curated winter coat collection is the most effective style tool , perfect for the cooler months .
I love my coats; in faux fur, wool bouclé, tweeds, leopards, plaids and every imaginable combination. If you wear a good coat, your look is instantly elevated.
Above a I wear a coral bouclé coat, made in France for children ! The pinkish-coral is the happiest shade to wear, especially in the winter months.
Below, I am wearing a similar coat, by the same designer, in a red crushed velvet. You may remember the post from two months ago.
Over the years, a curated coat collection is easy to accomplish. Look for quality, and a color or texture that you love. Don’t be shy or reticent about wearing color. Color is a mood elevator in the dreary winter months, and a fun style statement.
Below I am wearing a faux fur coat in celery green. I have been admiring this ribbon-detailed coat from upscales stores like J.Mendel, for almost a decade. I bought it at H&M and you know I seldom buy from fast- fashion outlets! I am wearing it with another favorite bag, the Mark Cross “Grace” bag, also bought at resale.
I bought this leopard coat a H&M that I wore to an event by Diamond Runway. I bought two coats that day! I am wearing it over a colorful dress by Philip Lim , a favorite designer. I am wearing it with my Hermés Kelly bag, a generous gift from my sister, after I was diagnosed with my autoimmune disease. It didn’t cure me, but it did lift my spirits. LOL ! My dress is second-hand, and was bought as new , with the tags still on!
I am a huge fan of the camel coat, in pure wool or cashmere. If I had to choose my favorite coat of all time, it would be one of my camel coats. They are classic and so easy to update with a modern bag, or scarf. Below is my favorite. The photo is about two years old.
I bought my black velvet coat, a gorgeous ruffled number from an upscale resale store. This shop has a curated winter coat collection that is mind-bending!!
You should shop Encore whenever you get to NYC. I wore my velvet coat recently at the Holiday House Decor show, over a simple white lace dress and leopard boots.
If you are a fan of tweed, don’t forget to shop children’s stores. This coat is from the Children’s department by Gucci. It is a classic . I bought it at pre-sale!
Below I am wearing a faux fur coat I bought downtown at Broadway Markets, a great place to shop small and local. It is lightweight and adds a luxurious edge to any outfit, even denim.
Lightweight tweed coats, with a touch of metallic, can be timeless too. This one I am wearing is fifteen years old! I still think it looks fresh. My curated winter coat collection would not be complete without this fab find! I know it is worn for early autumn here, but layered well it is wonderful for winter.
What is your favorite clothing item? Are you a coat person too? We all have our favorite items! What is yours?