Growing up I wore a catholic school uniform every day. A plaid jumper followed by a plaid skirt that FINALLY led to a navy blue (made mini by me) skirt in middle school. Everything was blue and everything was basic. The only thing that separated my style from the girl sitting next to me were my shoes, my neon biker shorts (worn underneath my skirt) and my outerwear. Like clockwork, every Fall my mom took me to the Gap on Burlingame Avenue and got me a navy blue peacoat to wear over my uniform.
This peacoat was NOTHING like the one I am sporting today. First of all, it is not blue. I don’t think you will ever see me in anything navy blue again…ever! This cropped military-inspired peacoat is functional, for one thing (I’ll give you that, Mom – I’m not cold).
And, like menswear, it has a tough, androgynous appeal. This dark cypress peacoat is so versatile and rich – I’ve been throwing it on over everything without even checking in the mirror – check out how I styled it over a pink dress here.
And, can we talk about the epaulets? I want to throw these bad boys on everything. The brass epaulets, double-breasted buttons and striped lining give this jacket a luxe feel at a pretty affordable price point.
2 anklets at all times…
I blame my basic childhood on my need for all the bling!
What I Wore:
Jacket: Banana Republic (c/o), Cropped Military Peacoat
Top: H&M, Open- Shoulder Top
Jeans: J. Crew (old). Love this option from Shopbop here.
Belt: Gucci, Web Belt with Double G Buckle
Anklets: Marrin Costello, Queens Anklet (gold)
Shoes: Valentino, Rockstud Ballerinas
Banana Republic compensated me for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.