It’s knitwear, boots, jacket, and coat weather in Seattle. Autumn is here with a whole lot of wind and rain. It’s hard to believe we had a record-breaking hot and dry Summer when it is cold and stormy outside. If you’re looking to refresh your wardrobe items with a few simple classics or streamlined trends, these items might be of interest. I’ve seen all the items in person, and some of them are on sale.
1. Michael Kors Hooded Belted Walker Coat
This coat runs at least a size big and is well-suited to a curvy figure with a larger bust. The tie at the waist is not bulky. The coat looks best tied at the waist, but does not look like a bathrobe. There is a good amount of room for layering. It’s warm, well-made, and with a detachable hood. Versatile in a casual yet dressier way. The orange is not orange at all! It’s a rich shade of cinnamon for earth tone lovers.
2. BB Dakota X Steve Madden Jet Set Faux Suede Moto
3. COS Slim-Fit Roll-Neck Jumper
This is not what I would call slim-fitting, because there is some ease and fluidity on the upper torso. But it is streamlined, and the welt creates ample structure on the lower midsection. It blousons a bit, and looks great with skirts and higher rise bottoms. But it looks as good pulled down lower on the hips. A clever silhouette that works for a shorter and longer torso. The brown is cool-toned, which is a rare find. I’ve ordered the navy.
4. M&S Collection Crew Neck Jumper
The SOFTEST pullover of the year because it’s made of a viscose polyamide. It’s more fitted than you might expect so size up if you want a more fluid fit than what you see on the model. The silhouette looks good with skirts and can work well on petites. Pretty sleeves and interesting colours. The cerise was more purple than what I was looking for, so I returned mine. But I liked the slightly ‘70s vibe and loved the feel of the fabric. Machine washable.
5. Banana Republic Seamless Merino Turtleneck Sweater In Responsible Wool
If you’re looking for a simple and classic turtleneck in a fluidly tailored fit, try this one. It layers well under dresses, tops and toppers, and looks lovely worn on its own. It’s made of responsible wool, although I don’t exactly know what that means. That said, Banana Republic is generally doing a much better job of manufacturing sustainably and ethically. The red is on its way to me.
6. Everlane Utility Barrel Pants
These have worked well on a slew of clients across a range of body types. Some have straighter body types, while others are curvier. The rise isn’t that high. They mould to the body and are quite forgiving. A little architectural and lantern-pants-lite. They are not as dramatic as Everlane’s Arc jeans, which I have in denim. Worked on a few petite clients too.