Baby, it’s cold outside!! With temperatures way below freezing, I’ve been bundled up in my parka a lot lately. But there are times when I want a winter coat with a little more style and polish, like this fabulous one that I just picked up from Banana Republic.
This is my new plaid stadium coat, and although we are nowhere near Memorial Day, this coat feels very Americana and patriotic with it’s red, white, and blue, plaid print!
What is a stadium coat, you ask? I wondered the same thing. The term was new to me, so I looked it up. According to Webster’s Dictionary, it’s “a coat of medium length designed for casual winter wear.”
This coat is sporty and casual, but it has fantastic style. I love the sleek, streamlined shape, with the no-button front and hidden zipper.
It’s got a special ribbed knit trim at the collar and cuffs to keep out the cold, and it’s fully lined.
Plus, it’s made a soft, plaid fabric from Italian mill Texmoda Tessuti. As a partner in Greenpeace’s Project Detox, Texmoda Tessuti produces luxurious fabrics with an eye towards environmental sustainability, which makes me feel really good about wearing it too.
I’ve paired my gorgeous coat ( which also comes in petite sizes) with these jet black Ponte leggings, a red cotton crew neck sweater, and these beautiful low heeled black suede boots that I bought last year.
The silhouette is so modern, and the color mix is quite unique this time of year. Even with all that color and print, this coat still looks and feels elegant.
Did I mention that on the day we shot this coat, I nearly froze my hands off? They were so white and numb, and my speech was starting to slur. It was bitterly cold up here in Toronto last week, -8°C (17°F)…..but it felt like -23°C (-9°F) !!!
Be sure to get a closer look at my necklace. It’s my Leo the Lion zodiac necklace that my daughter gave me for X-mas. I notice that all things astrology seem to be making a comeback in fashion, and everywhere else. If you want to shop this look, then click the links above to see the items in detail and buy.
I’m calling this my happy coat because I know no matter how long or cold the winter turns out to be, this Banana Republic Stadium coat will put a smile on my face and get me through it all so much faster. ( You can tell I’m not a gal that loves winter- right? (LOL! — Give me Florida!)
**Canadian readers please note: Banana Republic has a separate Canadian site, so the BR links above will not work for you. Please find Canadian BR links to my coat – petite size left only. The red sweater is available here.