Wrap Me Up

It’s 30 degrees in Melbourne this week, so let’s talk coats. It’s probably the last thing you can imagine yourself wearing right now, unless you’re like me and live in a house where the air conditioning is on full blast all the time and it becomes an icebox. Then you take the thought into serious consideration before deciding that its summer so its still just wrong. However, our friends state side are thinking very differently. In the midst of New York fashion week its raining, its snowing and just bloody freezing (by the looks of it anyway).


But us fashion faithful are strong and nonetheless we carry on (I talk as if I’m there, tackling the cold with them when in actual fact I’m sitting out in the sunshine in a t-shirt with an icy cold beverage). As always, I digress. I want to talk about coats because the coats popping up on the runway this week are pretty damn awesome. It also means that my winter wish list is growing in size and budget. Probably my favourite coat trend I’ve seen so far is the oversized and in some cases almost blanket style.

blanket coats L-R: Zimmermann, Altuzarra, The Row, Derek Lam, Thakoon.

Don’t you just want to wrap yourself up in one (or all) of those? What I really love though is how effortless they look. No fuss, just an easygoing comfortable silhouette that will really suit any body shape depending how you style it. With a knee-length or midi skirt you can make this arguably unflattering style super feminine.

Then there are the more tailored styles that are so chic you can’t really ignore them. While probably not as comfortable (because you’re not wearing a giant blanket over your shoulders) a good tailored coat is the perfect mix of business and pleasure.

tailored coats L-R: Yigal Azrouel, Victoria Beckham, Theory, Rag & Bone, Jason Wu

Do you see my dilemma now? Because you couldn’t possible just pick one. Luckily we Aussies have several months to think it over.

Until next time,
The Tall


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