Happy Midweek !! I hope you are warm, happy and fulfilled in your endeavors this wintry month. Like many, I am coping with some nasty weather, but what better way to take your boxy coat out for a walk? Here, I am batting temps in the teens in a muted green Jil Sander Boxy coat:
On days like these, simple errands can feel like a challenge; so dressing warmly, in luxurious layers, can make all the difference. Underneath my coat I am wearing a simple lightweight tee and a cashmere sweater. The two layers are the building blocks for warmth. I added a burgundy velvet scarf, and topped it all with a luxurious Jil Sander coat that is boxy in shape, but smooth in style. No edges here!
At my age, the beanie trend was something I was ambivalent towards. There is something a bit strange about dressing as if one is in a neo-natal wing in a hospital. Right? And, hmm., can i say it? Yes, its my blog and I can say what I want to. ( say what I want to, say what I want to..) looking as though I have a condom on my head. There I have said it! In this city , we are all reduced to our primordial selves in the effort to stay warm. Okay, not quite. One can not be said to be in a primitive state if one is wearing felted cashmere by Jil Sander, silly beanie on one's head, not withstanding. Still, condom head or not, what say you? It is warm , this beanie thing, and keeps your hair in place, and one can tuck it in a Birkin and not worry about its shape. Okay, I have digressed about the beanie trend, I guess I am a happy late adopter.
I added a pair of long Missoni gloves for warmth and a bit of color, tucked my jeans into tall flat boots, and off I went. There were groceries to procure, dry cleaning to collect, and wine in need of buying! A close up of the bag and funky gloves:
I do hope you warm up to the boxy coat trend. It is here to stay. That doesn't mean one should abandon other good quality coats, au contraire! Skeptics, you should give this trend a try, and here are some shopping suggestions:
// 1. Peachy Pink "Dina" overcoat from Teva Co, available at whistle.co.uk.com for $650. // 2. Textured gray herringbone coat from Asos.com- on sale for $97.20 // 3 . Jil Sander boxy coat from Net-a-Porter in cashmere, same brand as I am wearing, is $4,419. // 4. For spring, from Marni, in parachute cotton for $1350. from Marni.com
My outfit details: // Jill Sander boxy coat, thrifted for $90.00!!! via a Long Island charitable thrift store. // Jeans; Level 99 available at ANTHROPOLGIE // BEANIE, street vendor, 5 humble dollars // boots , Coclico, brown with blue topsticthing, thrifted, similar from Saks.com // Missoni gloves, Missoni.com a few years back // muted gold quilted bag, thrifted