More often than not, the simplest outfits are the ones I like the best. The trick is remembering to get out of my own way, and not overthink it. 😆 A navy peacoat and striped tee is kind of a no-brainer, but it works.
This outfit might be a bit more appropriate for spring than winter, but we had a few warm days last week and I’ve been champing at the bit to wear this velveteen peacoat. I purchased it in Milan last fall from WHYCI Milano, and it’s a perfect weight for several months out of the year in Southern California.
I really liked what I saw at the WHYCI boutique. Their styles hit that sweet spot of “simple, but with interesting details.” I tried on a lot of pieces, and found several contenders, but narrowed it down to this jacket and a lightweight sweater with fringe at the neckline & pockets. I’ll be keeping this brand on my radar.
I love the swing shape of this peacoat! To balance the volume, I went with a slim ankle jean. The tee and jeans are from (you guessed it) my January wardrobe capsule. I find I’m reaching for either the striped tops or the v-neck cashmere sweater most days. We’re not going much of anywhere at the moment, so simple (and comfortable) works.
Remember when peacoats (especially navy) were a staple for many brands? (I’m looking at you 👀, J.Crew…) They’re a little more elusive this season, but here are a few options:
I bought these Clergerie shoes in 2016 during a visit to NYC, and they’re still a favorite! A metallic (or animal print) shoe really zhushes up a simple outfit. (This style is currently offered in black.)
Do you have a peacoat in your wardrobe? Do you still wear it?