[I want it, I need it, I can’t live without it. Or that. Or that over there. Or that cute top that girl’s wearing…. There are so many things on store shelves and racks right now that we want to take home and hang in our closets. Things that are so cute, everyone should know about them. But there’s so much to sift through, how can you find the best of the best? No worries; we’ve scoured stores, online stores, and stores again (it’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it) and we’ll share our finds with you here. As far as actually getting them goes….well, you’re on your own with that one.]
September marks that fine time of year when I finally feel it’s socially acceptable to implement all the fashion trends I learned during fall Fashion Week without soaking them in August sweat stains. I watched the shows, I made mental notes, and I’m ready to sacrifice a heat stroke and a paycheck if the cool of Autumn decides to be fashionably late this year.
While it may still be too hot to handle my fall wish list, it’s not too soon to track down my most desired fall must have: the camel coat.
Classic, chic, warm enough to carry you through winter when you’ve blown your budget on your fall coat – you just can’t go wrong with this pick. The delicious caramel and honey tones work with every skin tone and hair color, and call it a trend if you must, but a neutral color like camel never goes out of style.
The cut and details of this particular jacket will flatter any body shape and the loose fit gives you just the right amount of room to layer on those heavy sweaters when the temperature drops. Pair it with a chunky knit scarf for the colder months and flip up the big-but-not-too-big (read: perfect) hood to protect your hair when it unexpectedly starts to mist on your way to dinner with the girls.
Just don’t be fooled, the camel coat isn’t a camel’s version of a fur coat. No camel hair required. This is all wool, baby. No one wants to look like they draped a camel over their shoulders – humps still intact in the front.
But I digress. This jacket is stunning and classy (a step up from the North Face, no?) and perfect for fall. While I spent the last few months drooling over a Derek Lam version from the runway that would cost me three months of rent, I saw this one for $177 by Mr. Michael Kors and forgot all about that other one. (OK, so I didn’t forget it, but I realized that I didn’t have to give up shelter and food for a great jacket….) It is still a pretty penny, but it’s definitely a jacket you’ll keep around for years to come. And if you can find cheaper one anywhere, let me know before I cave!
You gotta act quick, though; it won’t be long before I’m roasting under this gorgeous wool while somewhere a closely shaved sheep calls me an impatient sucker.