Coats are coming in every color imaginable this Fall! And, with temperatures finally dropping low enough to wear capes, leathers, and light wools, I intend on taking full advantage of the trend. To get inspired, I took a dip into the Ginger Snaps archives and compiled my favorite “Colored Coat” looks from last Fall/Winter. When I came across the most recent “Project” on heartIFB.com, (Head over to the IFB site to make your own submission :)), I decided a late-night “COLORFUL COAT Post” was in order. Hope it gives you some inspiration and gets you in the mood for Fall… Here we go!
First Place (if I had to pick JUST ONE) would have to be this Vintage Avant Garde Red Coccoon Coat from the 80’s. I posted this in the very early days of Ginger Snaps Blog, but it still remains my favorite post to date. I styled it in an “Asian” fashion over a Vintage Sequin Dress shielded by a beautiful Mandarin Umbrella. I especially love the fringed detail on the purse from Top Shop. For the final touches, I laced red ribbons up the back of my Black Wedges and cuffed my ears in my favorite Vintage Earrings.
You can see the full coverage of the look here in my Global Glam Post.
Coming in a VERY close Second would be this “Super Hero Cape”. Believe it or not, it really does give me super powers; I always have so much energy when I wear it and I find myself running and spinning through Manhattan with it trailing behind (OK, maybe a slight exaggeration on that last part).
I recently wore the cape to the Andre Leon Talley talk at 92Y. This time I styled it in a look I call: Twiggy Meets Schoolgirl. I draped the cape over a Vintage Geometric Print Dress with a dropped waist and a pleated skirt. Vintage accessories again (including what my roommate refers to as the “Artichoke Hat”), but this time I opted for my favorite Christian Lacroix shoes… (Shhh, I included a screen shot of Patrick McMullen photo at the bottom so you can see.) Check out the accessories!
For full details on my Super Hero Styling, take a look at the post here.
And the HONORABLE Mentions go to the following three coats (click on links to see more):
Photography by: Chris Knight, www.ChrisKnightPhoto.com
Styling by Ginger, www.Ginger-Snap.com