When I watch old movies, I fawn over the glamorous costumes. Some of my favorites are An Affair to Remember (Cary Grant & Deborah Kerr), Now Voyager (Bette Davis & Paul Henreid), and Arabesque (Sophia Loren & Gregory Peck). Most of all, I love the ladylike outerwear in ranges of color that made them look impeccable, sharp, and elegant.
I came across this blush Tahari boucle open coat at TJ Maxx, and immediately snagged it because it reminded me of something Sophia Loren would have thrown over her shoulders to take a late-night walk. This time of year lighter outerwear is more practical and since this is un-lined with an open design, it wears a lot like a long sweater, making it a perfect layering piece for Fall.
Black leather booties, a roomy black leather hobo bag, and ripped denim are the perfect juxtaposition to ultra-femme florals, pearls, and pink. Whenever I wear something feminine, I always counter it with something edgy or masculine to add a little balance and make it feel more me. Maybe because it's the Pantone color of the year, this shade of pink is everywhere right now! So I rounded up a bunch of cool pink coats in a range of prices and styles. For someone like me that has a lot of neutrals and basics, colored and patterned outerwear is a creative way to add some personality and variability to your wardrobe.