I am wearing: Gingham / Vichy coat from Max & Co, red bag from Picard, jeans from Stefanel, moccasins from AGL.
The Coat is the most important piece of the winter wardrobe (and one of the reasons it’s been featured heavily on our blog this season .
After all, the coat is the first item that people see of us – if the coat is cheap and scruffy, no one is interested in what you wear underneath. A good quality coat, just like the handbag, is an investment well worth the money.
This year, I decided to treat myself to a quirky 60s print coat in a straight cut. The deep rich purple colour with the playful red dots / gingham checks are a breath of fresh air compared to the classic, black coats I own mostly. While I enjoy the simplicity of a well tailored, black coat, I do sometimes long for a brighter coloured, cute take of the winter basic.
Rebel photographed me in Berlin at the famous Oberbaumbruecke at the trendy Berlin area of Kreuzberg.
Never compromise on quality when shopping for a coat.
The Oberbaumbruecke in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Hipster Haven Kreuzberg has rich cultural flair as many Turkish immigrants call Kreuzberg home.
Statement checkered coats are hot this autumn. Stella McCartney’s AW2013 checked coats have been seen up and down the catwalks and fashion blogosphere. The trend is a great excuse for another battle of the fashion sisters.
Who wore it better? The checked wool overcoat in gorgeous autumnal colours and three-quarter-length kimono sleeves from Max & Co. I loved the coat colours, , the detailed sleeves and the half belt in the back (but there are only so many coats a girl can have) ! Rebel felt right at home in this beautiful piece too. The colours complemented her type perfectly, not to mention the nougat coloured penny loafers.
I’m wearing Stefanel jeans and Rouge Bunny rouge ballet flats with the checked coat.
I can’t remember a season when we had such an abundance of bold patterned and beautifully crafted coats in such a variety of shapes.
Stella McCartney’s checked coat aw2013
Prada black and pink checked coat AW2013