A trendy item can become a workhorse
I bought this pleated silver skirt in spring this year as a trendy addition or update of my basic wardrobe. In earlier posts, I had styled the silver skirt with a floral bomber. I also styled this skirt with a denim jacket. Last week I showed you a street style look with this silver skirt and a motorcycle jacket.
Athleisure plus pleated silver skirt equals street style
In today’s outfit post, I want to show you another street style look with my silver skirt. This time, I paired the skirt with my fuchsia sport jacket, tights and booties as temperatures dropped into the double negative digits (less than -23oC). I used the silver as a neutral. Black, of course, is also a neutral. Thus, the outfit falls under the broad category of neutral look with a pop of color so to speak, i.e. pretty simple. The tension between the sport jacket and the preppy silver skirt create interest. The studded booties add an edge.
A floral down coat is not boring at all
Since it was pretty cold, I debuted my new floral down coat that I had added to my coat wardrobe for this winter. I had my old one since 2001. This means a new one was over due since more than ten years. Why did it take me so long to buy a new one? Well, like most women I hate down coats! Most down coats make you look like a female version of the Michelin man.
Take your time to find your perfect down coat
I was looking for a down coat in a sleek cut with belt. I also wanted small compartments for the downs as the downs are subject to gravity. The smaller the compartments, the more even the insulation from the downs stays over time. You can find more details what to look for in a down coat at the link.
I also did not want a white or pastel down coat as they – in my opinion – look often like my granny’s down beds. Not to mention that these down coats look boring. I wanted a non-boring down coat with a look-at-me floral or camouflage print, may be an animal print, but not a solid color. Well some posh street style.
You can imagine my excitement when I found this beauty on eBay for just $199 plus shipping, i.e. in total about $220. The floral print ups the mood on a cold winter day when everyone is wearing black. 😉
I have to admit it takes some courage and nerve to wear the coat. It is very street style. But I love it. <3 And I give a damn about that I am over 50. The coat looks posh on a midlife woman too. Period.
Do you like this coat? Would you wear it? What was your latest fashion find that made you totally excited? How long did you look for it? Let me know about your fashion and style challenges by sending me an email so I can help you. Link up your new winter coats in addition to your outfit posts.
Top of the World Style linkup-party
Welcome to the 85th Top of the World Style fashion linkup party. Thanks to all of you stylish ladies and gentlemen who linked up in the past. You and your lovely outfits make this party so exciting, fun, and inspiring. You are an awesome crowd! Let’s party. 🙂
When you want to be featured at the party as a co-host, all you have to do is to click the link and let me know. We then will agree on a date and I will send you the linkup code that you add to your post.
Top of the World OOTD
Lisa at attracted the most clicks, and hence became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Her monochromatic, neutral color outfit is so elegant and the background is a perfect choice to showcase the outfit and not distract from it.
Mis P at Mis Papelicos became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. I love her all black Spanish classic look with the stunning “look at me” statement belt. So chic! <3
Congrats ladies! Please grab your respective featured Top of the World OOTD button from my Linkup Page.
Top of the World Style pinterest board
As a “Thank You” for linking up, I pin photos from this party’s posts to the Top of the World Style pinterest group board. When you want to pin all the photos of your posts to this group board, please follow my boards on pinterest (pinterest requirement to add you), and send me an email with the request to be added to the group board contributors. I will email you the invitation. All you have to do then is to accept the invitation and start pinning your outfits.
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