Hi Everyone! Today Mary Ann, Annie, and I are joining some of our blogging friends and we are sharing our favorite coats of the season. It rarely gets cold enough to wear a proper winter coat here on the Central Coast. Normally a jacket and or a sweater will suffice. Since Annie thought it would be a good idea to do a post on coats I dug mine out of the mothballs. Let’s take a look at Flattering Coats for Women over 50.
FLATTERING COATS FOR WOMEN OVER 50
When buying a winter coat I would choose something timeless. Nearly every coat I own is black. If I were buying a new one I might choose something in Camel. I love the pop of color styles that are popular this year. I might be tempted if we had the weather to enjoy one.
The Leather Topcoat
This leather topcoat is from the Banana Republic at least 10 years ago, probably more like 15. For fun, I added a vintage Ralph Lauren quilted vest underneath that I found on Ebay. I wear a lot of vests. My favorites are those that are long enough to cover the bum. I am wearing it with the mesh leopard turtleneck from Ganni that I found on sale for our fall fashion post here.
The J Crew Lady Coat
I think J Crew makes coats of very high quality for a great price point. This coat is also at least 10-15 years old and is still in style. Their lady coat hasn’t changed much over the years. The current version is very similar to this one. I am wearing it with faux suede leggings from Anthro a couple of years ago, the ganni mesh turtleneck, and my trusty comfy velvet birdies.
The Fun Coat
This darling Peruvian Connection Logan Velveteen Duster was a gift from my friends at PC. It would be great with a lightweight turtleneck sweater as well. Like all of their items, it is made beautifully and fits like a dream. I am wearing a size 6. Here, I am wearing it with gray jeans, and a gray denim shirt with a vintage celluloid brooch.
I am sorry my pictures are so fuzzy. The weather was not cooperating either day that I photographed. Here I added a scarf that I inherited from my sister, my concho belt (25 years old) a native American pin, and don lucas earrings. If you have a waist accentuate it. Don’t be afraid to add a scarf in an unlikely way. You can find similar concho belts on ebay here, and here
The Classic Leather Jacket
Banana Republic has had some great leather jackets over the years. I purchased this one as vintage on Ebay a few years ago. I linked a similar one below. I am wearing it with my CP Shades Lily Skirt,
The Long Puffer Vest
Raise your hand if you love these puffer vests that cover everything! Here I am wearing my favorite j crew sweater, velvet leggings from our last post, and my favorite bed stu boots. My son thinks I look like the pillsbury dough boy in this color, but I love it. It is still available and comes in many other colors.
The J Crew Funnel Neck Coat
Lastly another great J crew coat that is still available. They have modified it a bit but not much. This is my favorite coat. I love the length and the weight is perfect for the few days that I need it in the winter. I am wearing it with the velvet leggings, cozy favorite j crew sweater, bed stu manchester boots, and a leopard scarf.
Thank you for reading Flattering Coats for Women over 50. You might also enjoy How to Style a Chambray Shirt After 50.
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