Posted on December 08th, 2011 in Style
, What I Wore
The Huffington Post Canada recently launched a Citizen Style section. They asked style bloggers across Canada to submit street style photos. I submitted a piece and had one of my pictures featured here. I am so excited that they included this middle aged fashion blogger and love the picture they picked. I thought I would post here the full piece and photos that I submitted to them.
On Trend Outerwear
I laugh every fall when the new trend reports come out and “coats” and “jackets” are listed as trends. Being Canadian I suspect that almost every woman in the country owns at least one already. Not much of a trend. To me what makes a jacket on trend comes from (1) a great fitting outer garment and (2) the way you accessorize it.
This double breasted black ¾coat from Plum works with jeans or a skirt. It has a built in shawl collar, that can be adjusted to be worn tight around your neck, or pulled up over your head for those really cold days. The best part is I will never lose my scarf again. But it is the hat, a 1930s style wool cloche, which I think makes the outfit really sing. The purple tights, vintage style Fluevogs and animal print Danier Leather bag add some extra punch to make this classic black coat sing.
What is under the coat doesn’t have to be boring either. Here I experimented with mixing patterns with a black and white striped Joe Fresh t-shirt and an Ann Taylor animal print cardigan over a black pencil skirt. The purple belt accentuates my curves and complements the tights.
Capes are also very much on trend this year. This is an easy classic for a milder west coast Vancouver winter. This Ralph Lauren version, worn by my friend Alexis on an outing with The Imp, adds a stylish flourish to a simple outfit of jeans and a sweater. The Ferragamo riding boots and red purse pull it all together.
Miraculously I captured both of these outfits on a lovely, non rainy November day in Vancouver.