Ladies Winter Coats- My Go-To Vintage Coat
How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was super chilled as I’m saving up for my birthday and…oh, who am I kidding, it was too damn cold and I was in major hibernation mode! Speaking about the further dip of temperatures in Berlin, I have to say wearing a statement winter coat does help to soften the icy blow of the windy weather. This season, when it comes to outerwear styles, there are a plethora of ladies winter coats to choose from, they include The Trench, The Statement, The Faux Fur, The Maxi and The Military. In my upcoming posts, I will tackle a few of these styles and for today My Children, I’ll start with The Statement. Continue Reading…
When I want a statement coat, you know- that coat that enters the room before you do-the one you want no one to have, I go vintage. It’s that simple. Luckily for me, there is a fab second-hand store called Humana, and its my g0-to store for ladies winter coats. They have such a fab selection. If you read my blog regularly, you’ll know I’m a vintage fanatic and wrote an article giving tips on the best ways to shop vintage.
Anyhoo, I bought the below vintage jacket a few years back and still get the same heady rush when I slip into it-
I always feel super theatrical when I put on this jacket, it’s hard not to- it’s black, has a dramatic ruffled collar, longer at the back and shorter in the front, the embroidery, the floral-like embroidery…
I’ve already given tips on how to shop vintage, but in addition to those-
3 Tips when Buying Vintage Ladies Winter Coats
- At the risk of repeating myself, bring different sized belts along with you. Some of the jackets you’ll try on will look more flattering with a belt. Take my jacket for example, when I want a more hour-glass figure I wear this thin statement belt and when I want to be footloose and fancy free, I don’t.
- If you’d like to buy a vintage fur or leather jacket, Fashionista wrote a great article on what to look out for.
- Personally, at the moment I wouldn’t buy a vintage jacket online unless it was oversized as F, but for those of you who are Browse Happy, when buying your vintage jackets online- make sure the site is run by a credible source. Furthermore, any product you have your beady eyes on should include the following- full measurements, lots of pictures (giving you an idea of every inch of the jacket!), a stress-free returns policy and a secure payment system.
What I also love about this lightweight ladies winter coat is because it’s not fitted, I can bundle up big time underneath, so I can wear this jacket from early autumn to late autumn. When it gets to the thick of winter, I lean towards my jackets with heavier inner lining and fabric.
PsssST, I’m still doing my #StyleInMotion series but funnily enough, I am getting more views and engagement when I publish my videos on Instagram. Has anyone had the same experience with their video content?
So guys, what is your go-to outerwear piece at the moment?
Photography- Patricia Santos
Jacket- Humana Vintage (Berlin), Skirt- Topshop, Boots- Vagabond, Earrings- H&M, Floral Crown- Stephanie Ever After, Sunnies- Quay Australia