I have been wearing this red coat all week because I just can’t get enough. There is something about this coat that reminds me of the 70’s and so I decided to go full on retro today with this look. I wanted to avoid looking too costume-y so I made sure to keep this look fresh by not wearing polyester and high-waisted jeans. Instead, I opted for a form fitting turtleneck, a pair of Calvin Klein mid rise bell bottom jeans, (purchased BNWT at Goodwill) a pair of leopard platform booties and a drawstring (bucket) purse. Of course, I had to accessorize with one of the most iconic looks of the seventies by wearing the floppy fedora hat! I also wore gloves because it was freezing cold, which explains why I don’t have photos of the top and jeans only; there was no way I was taking the coat off. I did get a little creative with the gloves by accessorizing with a gold plated chain wrapped around my gloves. The bag is actually a splurge purchase I made about 4/5 years ago and it is one of my favorite bags. How do you know its my favorite purse? I rarely wear them, lol. I’m trying to be better about that but I just don’t want to ruin it.
Top: Talbots, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Jeans: Calvin Klein Mid Rise Bell Bottom Jeans, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Coat: Ann Taylor, Sale Price: $80.00 / Purse: Coach / Shoes: Vince Camuto / Gloves: Fownes, purchased at Goodwill: $2.00 / Hat: Wool Floppy Fedora Hat, purchased at Goodwill: $2.00 / Thrift Total: $13.00
Calvin Klein Mid Rise Bell Bottom Jeans, similar here
Coach Drawstring Purse, similar here
Vince Camuto Leopard Booties, similar here
Wool Fedora Floppy Hat, similar here
Ann Taylor Plaid Funnel Neck Coat, available here
Fownes Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves, similar here
Is this the military jacket? Is it the officer’s jacket? Or the band jacket? Or captain’s jacket? I’ve seen this jacket called so many things that I don’t know what to call it but I’ll stick with band jacket since that is what came to mind, second to military jacket. These jackets have been everywhere and for good reason. They have such an edgy feel to them and they will make anyone feel like a bad ass. I was actually fortunate enough to have found this (BNWT) one this weekend during my usual Goodwill “run”. This is actually a good thing because I was convincing myself into purchasing the Gap’s cropped band jacket. However, there was no way I was going to pay full retail for it; thank goodness for a little bit of luck and Goodwill.
So automatically when I think of military/officer/band jacket I think of pairing it with boots. I didn’t want any ordinary boots because I’m no ordinary girl (flips hair lol) so I pulled out the OTK lace up boots from the artillery. Of course, I didn’t want this outfit to look like I actually belonged to a band or an army so I wore it with a pair of dark blue skinny jeans and my floppy fedora hat for an extra bit of flare. I did wear my fishnet socks with these boots because I wanted toe coverage (lacking a pedicure), a matching gray lip and my black Furla satchel to complete this look.
Side Note: My husband said I looked like The Undertaker lol!
Blazer: The Loft, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Jeans: H&M $12.00 / Boots: Urban Original $30.00 / Bag: Furla, purchased on postmark: $60.00 / Hat: No Brand, Wool Floppy Fedora Hat: $2.00 / Outfit total: $108.00
Urban Original Over the Knee Lace Up Boots, available here
Wool Floppy Hat, similar here
Out from under Wide Fishnet Crew Sock, available here
The Loft Band Jacket, similar available here
Furla Satchel, similar here