I'm packing up for Thanksgiving Week in Seattle. The capital that gave us Grunge also happens to be grey and damp at this time of year. So I dig through my closet for the easiest antidote: COLOR!
The biggest impact comes from the overcoat. Updating the old overcoat is a cinch. Hint: it's all about accessories. Pack several knit scarves. Also, suede, clog boots with tassels feel just right in Seattle.
|Knit scarf: frilly/multi-colored/multi-textured|
Any scarf can update an old coat
Another option: a vintage wool coat acquires Style with a fur collar. To avoid the time warp feeling, mix it with hip boots. Or, you could really update it with a wide, brown, leather belt. Go waist-to-waist with Michelle Obama.
|Vintage coat gets Style from the collar|
I showed this ladylike coat last Easter. I plan to winterize it with a nearly-black fur collar.
|Change the look on|
this Easter coat by adding a
nearly black, fox fur collar
What do I pack to wear underneath the coat? Most likely sweater dresses (great for wrinkle-free packing) with black, cable knit tights like the look from Anthropologie I posted last week Transition Weather Looks:
|Anthropologie, October 2010 catalog|
That about fills up my suitcase. Now to work on my books and magazines ...