Coco Chanel always said, “A woman should never leave the house without fixing herself up.”
The Mademoiselle herself, wouldn’t cross the street from her apartment to her atelier without her hat, gloves, and pearls: “Because you never knew who or what you’d be facing once you step outside your door.”
We could apply this little Chanel-ism to our own lives with one item some of us can’t live without this time of year, our coat. For as much as we wear it, we should consider giving it some renewed respect and perhaps an update.
Here’s a Flashionista-ism:
Coats do not HAVE to be boring, black, and sack-like.
Who needs to look like an aging Olsen twin? The weather may be drab, but we don’t have to be.
This one is a velvety fake-fur walking coat with an oversized collar.
This Burberry wool and cashmere single breasted coat with convertable collar and belt is $795 at Nordstrom.