I don’t know about you guys. But where I come from, Summers mean “I’M DYING IT’S SO HOT,” and Winters mean “Get the shovel out, we’re trapped in snow.” Maybe as a reaction to this, I chose to move to London, the seemingly most one-temperature place on Earth.
Seemingly. And then I moved to San Francisco.
This officially is the Land of No Seasons, a place where I can frolick around the streets in December — yes, December — wearing a tee shirt under a coat. Honestly, I probably could have taken the coat off, but coats are my security blanket. And I’m forever cold.
For this East Coaster, the weather has left me somewhat bereft. When December festivies kicked off, full of egg nogg and carols and trees, I found it so hard to muster the Christmas spirit. It was sunny and blue and we were eating brunch outside on a lazy Sunday. How can anyone feel wintery when winter is nowhere to be found?
But, of course, right before we moved back in October, my much beloved camel coat got smeared with red and pink lipstick (don’t ask), and to the bin it went. (For the record, it was practically in tatters as it was, ready to be replaced this season).
Of all the coats I perused when moving here — trust me, a lot — this one from Madewell was by far my faourite. Long, in a street-style-cool way. A solid weight, but not too warm, perfect of a San Franciscan winter. Double-breasted (a must for me in coats). Plaid, subtle enough to last seasons, but bold enough to be current.
Plaid coats were all over the place this AW season, but my practical, striving-for-minimalism self deterred me from buying, assuming a solid colour was a better investment. That is, until I saw this one, which I do think will last for seasons. I’ve paired it with a slogan tee shirt (which you may have spied on my Autumn edit), straight leg denim, and my all-time-fave black suede boots.
When put all together — well, I’ll let Madewell’s description of the coat do my talkin. “A borrowed-from-the-boyfriend topcoat that will make you feel like the tomboy lead in a ’70s movie.” Style goals: achieved.
As a word of warning: it runs giiiiinormous. If you’re thinking about getting it, and you aren’t a 6’2 gazelle, consider going down a size or two. I normally am a S-M in Madewell, and here, I’m wearing a S, and I think I could probably go down to a XS.
Baby, it’s (kind of) (not really) cold outside. But I’ll wrap myself up in a coat anyway.
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What’s your go-to outfit for that not that cold, in-between weather? Do you love a long, sweeping coat as much as I do?