Thursday, December 26, 2013

Chic Sightings: Grey Coats, with Brown Leather Accessories

Another one of those unexpected, but really eye-catching, uses of accessories to breathe life into dark outerwear, on dark days.
Duffle coat- Yves Saint Laurent, messenger bag – Fossil, boots – Cole Haan,  down jacket – Moncler, shoulder bag – nette’ leather goods,  boots- Steve Madden

Collarless coat- Dosa,   cross body bag – Fendi, boots- MIA, nylon car coat – Aspesi, shoulder bag – My Choice, buckle boots- Timberland

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14 comments:

  1. classy, Classy, CLASSY - love this combination !

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  2. Hmm, I have a gray coat and a handbag the color of these that you show. I had never thought of putting them together.

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  3. Thank you so much for this blog. I have followed you for a couple of years now.In that time my wardrobe has improved significantly. I couldn't have done this without your blog. A heartfelt "Thank You" to you. May you have a blessed and joyous year ahead.

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  4. In Germany we call this color anthracite as it has a little bit of brown in it. At least that's what it looks like on my screen. That duffle coat is a beauty.

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  5. A cognac brown seems to work best with gray, I think.

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    1. Absolutely - that warm brown is so beautiful...

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  6. A timely recommendation - just got a J.W. Hulme bag in one of their heritage leathers which is this color.

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  7. Love me a grey coat! I saw a lovely alpaca (I think) belted wrap coat worn with a light blue cashmere scarf the other day. Lovely! Sadly, I can't seem to find a similar coat anywhere this year. I love a raglan sleeved wrap coat. SO forgiving after all the transgressions of the holidays:)

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  8. I looooooove this combo. Can't wait to try it!

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  9. Lovely color combination. I have the coat and bag, now all I need is a paid of new boots! What type of scarf would you recommend with this combination, with a cream turtleneck and dark grey trousers or wool skirt?

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    1. Grey, brown, a grey and brown pattern (plaid, paisley, etc.) or cream. Pretty much any combination of cream, grey and brown is going to be perfect!

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    2. Well, now you've done it...I vowed not to so much as enter a store after Christmas but now I can almost see a plaid or paisley scarf in luggage brown and grey...it's calling to me...but at least it will be on sale wherever it is. Thank you, I think!

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    3. Since grey and brown, especially in the pieces shown, reads quite' menswear', I would soften it with a scarf that has some feminine colours, like pale blue- an Etro paisley or one like this:
      http://canada-en.hermes.com/woman/scarves/90-cm-scarves/twill-silk/bleu/configurable-product-001782s-28122.html?nuance=2

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  10. This is a quintessentially Italian combo; there, men would never pair a grey suit with black shoes, it's this rich, burnished chestnut. Wonderful to see it in womens' wear too, it's a much more elegant combo than grey with black.

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