Coat season is just over the horizon. It has me thinking a lot about my pink coat – maybe I should say my pink statement coat.
I happened upon this hot pink coat in a boutique in the Sonoma County town of Healdsburg about eight years ago. It was on sale for a “can’t pass it up” price. It was one of those things. You know those things. The thing that isn’t on any list of “needs” or “must haves” or even remotely on your radar. And then . . . there it is! It’s a must have!
Thinking about wool coats when we are still experiencing summer weather is a bit of a stretch for me. I’m trying to hang on to the final bit of summer that’s left. Depending on where you live, you might be feeling like me – enticed by all the fall fashion that is overflowing in stores and taking up residence on the pages of magazines and catalogs, but not really ready yet to cross the bridge from summer to fall. Maybe your local climate already has you ready for boots, sweaters, and coats. Wherever you are in this in-between, we all know that in the near future we will be fully committing to fall clothing.
So that brings us back to the pink coat. Bundling up for low temps doesn’t mean we have to be swathed in dreary shades and shapeless silhouettes. Make a statement with your outer wear this fall and winter! There are SO many great colors that are available. And fun shapes. Or unusual accents and features.
Promise yourself that you won’t be too safe this coming fall and winter season. Make a statement with an eye-catching coat.
I photographed this post on a typical Sonoma County coastal morning – cool fog and a below 60 degree temp. It did feel like the perfect coat weather, despite the predicted 80+ degree day later. This pink statement coat is worsted wool. I like that the wool is “flat” and not bulky.
The half belt on the back of the coat gives it a feminine feel and a bit of a classic look – although I wouldn’t say hot pink falls into the classic category!
I love the large, whimsical buttons on this coat. I think that’s what first attracted me to it. The buttons are really just decorative. To close the coat there are actually snaps. The big buttons give the illusion of working buttons, but the snaps make “buttoning up” a snap! (Sorry – couldn’t resist!)
The mid-thigh length give the coat a casual vibe – a fun juxtapostion to the lady-like lines.
This bold statement coat works well with a neutral solid outfit that lets this pink statement coat stand out as the focal piece, and works just as well with a bold print like this wide navy and white stripe pattern blouse.
Coats are already on display, so keep your eye open for something that will kick up your wardrobe a notch this season. Be “that girl” and make a fun statement. You don’t have to spend a lot on a wardrobe piece that may not be your daily “go-to.” But don’t be afraid to wear something that is an attention getter.
Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend. Enjoy the last “official” day of summer! I’m spending my weekend in the Russian River area where Sonoma County’s weekend heat wave will be a bit more mild close to the coast.