If there is one thing you need during the winter months it’s a winter coat that you adore.
Full disclosure here, I own ALOT of coats. Three Closets full to be exact. My husband calls me the Imelda Marcos of coats. No matter how many I have to choose from, time and time again the coats I reach for to wear are my vintage car coats and box coats.
Is there anything more glamorous than a vintage style wool coat? I think not. They instantly make you feel like you just stepped into an Audrey Hepburn movie. It almost doesn’t matter what you wear underneath it since the polished coat will ensure your overall look is a chic, unique and sophisticated one.
Originally created in the early 1900s, car coats were designed to protect drivers and passengers from the elements when riding in open-top vehicles. These early styles were often long and made from heavy fabrics like tweed or fur.
Balancing both style and practicality, Car Coats hit mid thigh, are simple in design, single breasted, have a collar and are a bit oversized. Whether vintage or new Car Coats create a silhouette that has a cool retro feel.
Womens’ Car Coat tend to be 3/4 sleeve (although they don’t have to be) because back in the day women wore gloves with them when driving.
This low key luxe topper is a MUST to work into your winter wardrobe repertoire.
Remember, if you can only afford to upgrade one piece in your wardrobe, it should be your coat. You make the majority of your first impressions wearing your coat. Whether you are walking in the door for a coffee meeting, heading from building to building or ready for a night out, your coat can make or break your look.
What I’m Wearing: Vintage Car Coat| MODCLOTH Skirt | Ted Baker Sweater | Vintage Belt| HUE Tights | INC Boots| Coach Troupe Crossbody | Scotch & Soda Gloves|
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