I'm also not big on winter jackets simply because they tend to break the bank and I don't go a bank-breaking as much as I would like to. My cold-weather coat is usually the element of my wardrobe I am actually quite practical about as I invest in a piece that will be wearable for a few seasons: a neutral colour (typically black or navy) in a classic silhouette. "Boring!" says everyone. So this season, why not also invest in a fun and casual winter jacket in addition to the Boring one?
To summarize the disturbing anecdote about my childhood-induced adult affinity for going pantsless and my disappointment with my lack of indulgence in material goods above, two items I think you must have this Fall are seasonally appropriate shorts and a non-boring warm jacket. My must-have must-haves are this fair isle duffel coat by Smythe and these wool shorts from JNBY, below. Oh, and I know I am werqing the sex appeal like crayyy in this outfit. The key is the button-down shirt buttoned-up to the very top, it's super Phil Mickelson chic.
coat: Smythe, shirt: vintage, shorts: JNBY.
I've been talking a lot of game about Smythe lately (Oh Canada!) and this coat is a perfect example of why I love this brand so much. Although you may not be able to see it in the photos, the details on this jacket are incredible. The faux fur that lines the hood is so soft I can't believe it's not
And the shorts? I'm always a fan of JNBY. They're just what you'd want in a pair of seasonally appropriate shorts: wool but not itchy, short but not beachy, plus, there are enjoyable details like a 5-button closure on the right-side's seam and a pleated crotch.
Both Smythe and JNBY are available online at my not-so-secret-love, shopbop.com.
To be continued...