Lightweight Coat

woman viewed from the back with long dark hair and a handbag over her shoulder. She is wearing a short, belted raincoat and standing on the shore line staring out to the water

A lightweight summer coat, like a Mac, is a style icon in its own right

It doesn’t need to be encumbered with

scarves, umbrellas, brooches, bags

in endless colours

It needs this

One dress

one pair of shoes

one handbag

one hat or umbrella

all in toning colours

ideally beige and black

If you want to be really stylish

you have to keep it really simple

yes even a raincoat

Don’t do up the buttons

Tie the belt in a knot

Don’t belt it properly

or you will look like a schoolgirl

I was told that when I was 18

by a very stylish woman

I thought she was mad

Who cares I thought

Now I understand

It is the little things that matter

Of course it doesn’t really matter does it

you can do what you want with your coat

Often it’s one of the last items we think about

We leave the house

and it’s raining

So we go back

and grab anything

But really

if you always knew where your beautiful lightweight coat was

you could take it with you without a second’s thought

Trip out of the house like Holly Golightly

A lightweight coat is a great investment piece

The summer sales are on

So go and invest!

woman viewed from the back with long dark hair and a handbag over her shoulder. She is wearing a short, belted raincoat and standing on the shore line staring out to the water

This styling tip was inspired by a blog post written on how to dress like a Parisian Woman.  If you would like to read more about Parisian women’s style, read the full article, The Parisian Woman’s Guide to Style here.

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