“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.” —Gianni Versace
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My New Obsession
Friends do you remember the jacket of the season? And HOW Obsessed I was with it? (BTW it comes in TWO new colors that are divine, a blush and a mustard!) Well apparently autumn is the time of year for obsessions because I have a new one and this might be one of my favorite things I have shared, not to mention the compliments I have been getting when I wear it. And yes as someone who rejects all things cold, I have been rocking this!
Not going to lie I have been shying away from many of the trends this year, which scream nineties and early 2000’s and since I lived through and rocked them some what ashamedly the first go around. I know, I know, fashion always makes a come back EVEN when it shouldn’t and we are in the era of my childhood, (but also nightmares.) If you couldn’t tell, I am not a fan.
That being said, it wasn’t all bad, and one of my favorite trends to rock back then as a teenager and has continued as an adult has been long sweaters and jackets. I know it sounds funny, as someone who needs a step ladder to reach cabinets in most kitchens, but I love a good long sweater. As someone who is always cold, it makes me feel cozy and warm and like I am wrapped in a big blanket. I have always looked for and gravitated to the longer cardigans and sweaters even when they aren’t trendy.
Well friends, they are trendy now and they have just been given a name; The Coatigan. Which is actually a pretty clever name if I do say so myself. The Coatigan is literally just a long cardigan also known as a maxi sweater with a fancy new name, and I love it and am so happy it is back in style. While I own a bunch of coatigans, and have owned them for years, I just got a new one from Lulu’s that I am obsessed with. It is big, cozy, but oh so chic, AND it has pockets. It has GOT to have pockets of course!
What I love about the Coatigan is it literally goes with anything! From yoga wear, to maxi dresses, to Spanx leggings, it works with anything and everything. I have been pairing it with black dresses for a chic work look, as well as throwing it in my bag when I am traveling in case I get cold. It instantly classes up and makes any outfit cozy. I am so happy it is back in style! Though what am I saying? I would rock it regardless of trendiness. This one is especially divine though!
Are you a fan of the Coatigan? Do you own one? What is a trend you shy away from?