Friday, December 18, 2009

Fabulous Fridays: Chic Military Style To Battle Winter Weather

With a cold and snowy weekend predicted for up and down the east coast, I'm going to be curled up on the couch wearing my flannel pajamas in front of my TV with a big mug of coffee. Horray! But naturally I’ll get hunger pains and be longing for human contact. So how do you properly prepare to do battle with the wintry elements and stay fashionable.

To me, a snow day uniform with top honors goes to a sharp military coat, sleek waterproof boots and a long leather gloves. This snowy day uniform gets my fashion medal.

The military fashion trend is still raging and I’ve seen many military coats on the streets of Manhattan that call me to attention. I love their tiny details like shiny gold buttons that can transform any basic coat into a gorgeous, sophisticated one. There are many different styles of military coats. Here are a few of my favorites.

This military style from Roberto Cavalli feels more feminine with glorious blooms of floral embroidery.

A classic military coat from Marc by Marc Jacobs is simply stunning and will look sharp on any city street. I love the long length because it will keep my legs nice and warm.

A military number by Searle becomes more chic with a high neck and bronze buttons. The cropped length helps you to march around with ease.

Of course, once you have the military coat, you’ll need all the fashion accessories from your head down to your toes to complete the glamorous look.

Felted wool military-inspired cap from Jacqueline Lamont.

Long black leather gloves with cashmere lining from Portolano.

Waterproof boots by Cole Haan are warm, stylish and look great with jeans tucked into them as well.

So with that, I hope everyone is safe this weekend and remember, just because the weather outside is frightful, doesn't mean you can't look delightful.


  1. That Cavalli coat intrigues me.

  2. I like all the coats except the first. Flowers and the military? Doesn't seem to go together.
    I found another pair of boots I like. oxox Rainie