You ever buy something and think, so-and-so would totally wear this?
This coat reminded me so much of my friend Lauren of Lauren Elyce. She’s not only asos’ biggest fan, but she’s obsessed with all things black and grey. It’s her go to. I saw this pretty and affordable topcoat on their site a few weeks ago and had to have it. Initially, I was on their site scooping up a few last minute panic items for a trip. Anyone else do that? I thought I needed an entirely new wardrobe before Italy and Greece. Turns out I didn’t. It all went back except for this fall staple. Funny how that works, right?
Living in the south, we don’t get super harsh winters. There may be a few weeks that we need something heavy. But for the most part, and for how little we walk outside, lightweight topcoats are a great option. If you live in colder climates, you can always just layer these with chunkier sweaters and scarves. But honestly, these pieces help to transition you from summer to fall, and winter to spring. The lightweight material is just enough warmth without adding any bulk. Plus, it’s so chic!
I have this beige topcoat I got last fall from Madewell. But this grey and black checked menswear-inspired one is great for a girls night out and topping an all-black ensemble with. Always finish it off though with a good bold red lip. I’ve been wearing this Beautycounter intense red lipstick in Girls’ Night and loving it! You can shop it here.
Photos by Hannah Michelle
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