If you were feeling inspired by yesterday’s display of street style featuring colorful coats, now’s a good time to buy one. Many coats (and winter clothing in general) are on sale. Plus, at least in Boston, temperatures are rising a tiny bit. Here are 13 coats in pretty hues, from peacock and coral to dusty rose and pinot. And let’s not forget neon yellow and mint.Get shopping.
When I was in high school, I had to, had to, have a Kelly green overcoat. I went to multiple stores to find the perfect one. I think someone once told me I looked like an old lady. Yes, that was the style. It was the 1980s. That’s all I need to say, right? I’m sure I must have spotted jewel tone overcoats in Vogue. While my friends were being all sporty Connecticut, I was wishing I lived in New York. If you spend the time scrolling through these overcoats in hues that range from cotton candy to robin’s egg blue, you will be treated with a photo I plucked out of a box last night.
These days, I don’t even wear an overcoat. Sure, I have the luscious camel one I purchased in Florence years ago, still pristine, and a black Max Mara oversize cocoon from, hell, I don’t remember. As a work-from-home writer who lives in Boston, I’m way more partial to my ankle length gray Patagonia. But if I did have reason to dress well again, and I lived somewhere a tad less chilly, I might be tempted to dip back into a pastel, neon, or candy colored overcoat. These women wear them well. Here are 22 colorful coats, street style.
Blake Lively, who goes bare under hers.
And, for comedic value, this is me in high school, doing street style, or rather, backyard style, before it was a thing. I loved that green overcoat. Yikes. Let’s not discuss the Angora beret. It was the mid ’80s. That’s all I can say.
As I mentioned last Monday, StyleCarrot has partnered with Finnish design house Marimekko with a series of holiday gift guides, among other projects. (Tomorrow evening I’ll be live blogging from the Marimekko flagship on Newbury Street in Boston—please stop by if you’re around.)
Las Monday’s gift guide, Marimekko for the Host, focused on tabletop and kitchen items. For our second installment, we bring you Marimekko fashions for your best friend, cousins, etc.— Marimekko clothing and accessories for men, women, and kids.
Raising the bar a few dollars. . . Last Wednesday it was Gifts for Her Under $25. Do I see see $50? Splurge a little on your sister or your BFF. These presents under $50 are all seriously cute. I’d love the earrings. The tape holder is tres chic, but not sure my desk is glam enough. The note blocks are cool though. And if you’re not totally into camo fashion, but want a taste of the trend, the cosmetic pouch is perfect.
Here’s a compilation oflovely presents for a friend or sister, all under $25. A few are from online boutiques you may not have heard of, , sites that are worth exploring whether you’re buying for yourself or choosing holiday gifts.
ModCloth has really cute clothing at great prices (I just bought this adorable camera tee). Furbish Studio, a boutique in Raleigh owned by designer Jamie Meares, has fun home furnishings, as well as gifty gems. And, I just discovered including Waiting on Martha, an e-boutique and blog by Mandy Kellogg Rye, who plans to open a brick and mortar outpost in Atlanta next year.
Flannel isn’t just for slackers. Plaid shirts are showing up in outfits of every incarnation. In addition to doing the tie it around your waist thing, street style shots are showing plaid shirts paired with leather minis, over graphic tees, under biker jacket, and tucked into white denim. It’s more stylish than the Seattle “Singles” scene for sure. Are you taking on this plaid shirt trend for fall? I might still have a cute J.Crew plaid shirt somewhere from the last go ’round.
Who are these chic women carrying clutches all day? The same ones subjecting themselves to high heels, I’m guessing. I love a clutch in the evening, if I’m going out to dinner, and will be, um, sitting down. Tucking a clutch, no matter how oversize—and I do adore these slouchy, oversize clutches—is just NOT PRACTICAL. Then again, fashion rarely is. So let’s just admire their looks, and make a pact not to attempt this in real life.