Saturday, 14 September 2013

Classy Coats: Shopping Guide

Classy Coats: Shopping Guide

With the arrival of the cooler seasons, autumn and winter... we find ourselves easily tangled in the midst of all of the excitement! What excitement? Perhaps it's the way the street's once blistering hot scenery, ice cream shoppes on every corner gradually begins to transform into gray skied ones, wheat and scarecrows taking the place of the once vibrant mums and pansies that had resided, all clustered in red pots along the sidewalk. Yes, we begin to see ourselves, slowly bidding farewell to; snow cones, soft served ice cream, Cokes on ice within a walking distance (eager to rescue one from the scorching heatwaves that seem to shroud over the land during a typical summer afternoon). 

There's not much mourning required however, as we have yet to become distracted with blissful thoughts of cozy autumn and winter evenings, all of which being spent in the midst of close family and friends, everyone sitting around the red bricked fireplaces, slices of apple and pumpkin pies set out on the table, a tube of whipped cream in the center!

            We also watch as the lush emerald leaves dangling from the dark tree branches have yet to become a vast collection of rich mango, cherry, tangerine 
and mustard tinted leaves, all slowly decaying, disappearing with every feint gust of wind. In the process of saying goodbye to those warm afternoons spent in the midst of sparkling blue swimming pools, we also find ourselves waving goodbye to sandals, short-sleeved shirts and shorts... all of which we begin to replace with a series of wool sweaters, scarves, boots and jeans. So, to aid you in the process of clearing your summer wardrobe, replacing things with more snow resilient pieces... lets begin with a shopping guide for coats! Hmm... so many to choose from! There are long ones, short ones, solid print ones, cheetah print ones, even floral print, fur ones, wool ones, it's easy to become indecisive with such a vast collection of varying looks to choose from! But hey! Lets narrow it down a bit, shall we? :)

(1.) The Classic Trench Coat: It came to mind immediately for me, and I imagine it does to most others... whenever I think "coats" my automatically drifts to thoughts of the classic trench, one often depicted in books (like Sherlock Holmes), etc. It's a flattering look for every body type, the color also makes it a very diverse fashion pick, the beige makes it a neutral and therefore perfect to wear with any color scarf, gloves, hat, etc.! 

(1.) This take on the classic "beige trench coat" look, is very basic, very simple and offers probably the most versatile of looks... making it a smart choice to wear with anything as well as for any occasion! This "darling flared" coat sold at "YestoStyle" can be purchased at the link below for a bargain of $92.82... originally having been priced at $151.88!! :)

(2.) The cut on this one is, in my opinion, the most reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes's classic look! This simple yet elegant coat can be purchased at the link below for merely $88.00!

(3.) Although this piece is more of a camel color, the touches of black (bold black buttons and trim) emulate a modernized yet classy take on the timeless look! This coat can be purchased for only $63.00 at the link below!

(2.) Next in my varying list of "coats" for the frigid seasons up ahead, I feel that fur coats are always a smart and glamorous choice! Not only to they emulate a sense of classic Hollywood glamour but also provide the perfect amount of coverage needed in the midst of a ghastly December blizzard!

(1.) This classic fur coat in black, offers a surplus of  both glamour and elegance! The cut is also very nostalgic of the same style that many of the Hollywood starlets used to channel! Purchase at the link below for only $79.00! :)

(2.) This fur coat, generously adorned with leopard print, makes for a glamorous look, very similar to the coat that Andy Warhol's muse, Edie Sedgwick used to wear! Purchase at the link below for only $84.99!

(3.) This crimson fur coat makes for a fabulous choice, perfectly suited for evening gatherings, especially Christmas and other Holiday themed parties! It can be purchased at the link below for a great deal of only $76!,default,pd.html?_$ja=tsid:45090|kw:Polyvore|cgn:92295&awinDCS=3100_1379122510_21886e6426d0f617348a226972d5ef48||0||0||0||3f1cf73cd64747638121e421a65394d9&awc=3100_1379122510_21886e6426d0f617348a226972d5ef48&cm_mmc=AWIN-_-Deeplink-_-NULL-_-NULL&istCompanyId=17910aed-1bae-4362-9580-b523eb87a91e&istItemId=imrqpqmx&istBid=t

(3.) Another one of my personal favorite coat looks would have to be the 60's inspired ones, very classy and chic, it's also always a fabulous choice for any occasion! Think Jackie O! :)

(1.) This one's subtle but elegant and feminine pink immediately caught my eye! It just seemed to automatically scream "Jackie O", the style icon of the decade! It can be purchased for $78.00 at the link below!

(2.) This jacket's vivid yellow immediately emulates one of the 60's eras most celebrated colors! The rose corsage, alongside it's Jackie-eque cut also offers an immediate sense of nostalgia to that era! Yes! Yes! You know the drill... purchase at the link below! ;)

(3.) This next one really stood out for me, the satiny texture and royal blue color seemed to emulate such a flawless elegance, the cut very authentic to many of the coats worn during that time period!

Last of all, I have compiled a list of 10 random, but simply fabulous coats I came across while scoring the net for some of the latest Fall and Winter trends in coats! All seem to have a touch of vintage appeal for all of us vintage loving gals!

(1.) I found this one to be enormously charming, a look that'll offer perfect color coordination with any outfit, especially jeans, boots and a scarf printed with all things autumn to adorn the neckline! Purchase at the link below!

(2.) This classic cut provides the perfect fit for all body shapes and sizes! I just love the modern spin on the classic "Sherlock Holmes's" inspired trench! The spunky and carefree speckles of leopard provide a very youthful and free-spirited appeal!,default,pd.html?_$ja=tsid:45090|kw:Polyvore|cgn:92295&awinDCS=3100_1379139653_9468e1b9e11cbeffb25c28ce1f86f8cd||0||0||0||ca53072204694ad0ae3db7d2f5597728&awc=3100_1379139653_9468e1b9e11cbeffb25c28ce1f86f8cd&cm_mmc=AWIN-_-Deeplink-_-NULL-_-NULL&istCompanyId=17910aed-1bae-4362-9580-b523eb87a91e&istItemId=imrqpqmx&istBid=t

(3.) This whimsical calico printed coat, a very retro and flattering cut, provides the perfect sense of creativity that any free-spirit should want to tie into their everyday wardrobe!

Image 1 of ASOS Floral Printed Coat

(4.) I became immediately enchanted by the creative use of random and diverse buttons as well as the simple, yet adorable flower corsage! The plaid, glazed in autumn hues, also won me over! I may just have to purchase it for my own autumn wardrobe! ;) 

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(5.) This next one offers a classic appeal in both it's simple yet elegant B&W polka dot print as well as its' both timeless and flattering cut!

Image 1 of ASOS CURVE Trench Coat In Spot Print

(6.) This next one is both a stunningly fashionable and function-able choice! Notice the simple yet classic color and elegant cut! It's bound to go with anything in one's closet... a great piece for accessorizing!! The neckline is also sure to promise plenty of warmth during even the most blistering cold of months! The mocha fabric is also quilted!

(7.) Ok, bold and definitely a statement-maker, I simply could not resist this vibrant orange hounds-tooth coat! I love the cut! Plus, for you more mellow fashionistas... you have the privilege of choosing between either this flashy color or the timeless B&W hounds-tooth look! 

YesStyle Z - Houndstooth Open-Front Coat


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(8.) This red plaid coat almost instantly took me back to my childhood, I used to have pajamas in almost the same exact print! I used to wear them on Christmas morning as I scored the tree-skirt for any missed gifts! I love how festive it is to the Christmas season, it's also both classy and ridiculously elegant!

JK2 - Faux Fur Double-Breasted Plaid Coat

(9.) I love the fur collar and the quilted black leather, I also find it to be a very versatile and classy piece for any girl's winter wardrobe! The padding, as well, promises a winter free from shivers... sure to hold up and protect one from even the most frigid days of January!

Black (Black) Black Quilted Leather-Look Faux Fur Collar Jacket | 285169101 | New Look

(10.) Last, but certainly not least, I found myself obligated to include this Classic Starlet reminiscent piece! A glamorous white fur pea coat! I can just see it, a long cigarette between my fingers, diamonds on my ears! ;) Makes me immediately think of Liz Taylor and Marilyn Monroe!

Hopefully you all enjoyed this article and found it helpful for scouting out the perfect, stylish and weather resilient coat for September all the way to February! Have a fantastic weekend, dolls! ;) xoxoxo

1 comment:

  1. Love the skirt, love the belt, love the boots. Love it all, so pretty!
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