September 28, 2015

going green with the best coats for Fall Winter 2015

Prada Fall Winter 2015

Bally Fall Winter 2015

Jil Sander Fall Winter 2015

Dolce and Gabbana Fall Winter 2015

Gucci Fall Winter 2015

Dior Fall Winter 2015

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Fall Winter 2015

Cedric Chalier Fall Winter 2015
Jean-Piere Braganza Fall Winter 2015


I was browsing coats this past February/March at COS, they had a fabulous classic, single row lined green wool coat, just below the knees, for $350 ; it fit perfectly; I hesitated and when I went back it was gone. Damn. That would have been my going green coat of the season. Never hesitate when you see a classic good-quality coat for under $500.

Green is the new black. In fact, it's not the new black because hunter green outer wear has been around for centuries. Walk into any 'Trachten' store in Austria or Bavaria: jagd grün or hunter green is a staple among the hunting crowd (obviously). Even if you don't have your horse in the stables and a rifle in the sling, go green. Most shades of green go well over purples, black, various shades of brown and beige, burgundies, reds, muted shades of blue, denim in various stages of faded and ivories. The only thing a green coat doesn't go with is a green dress or a green sweater and trousers. Camouflage is one thing but trying to look like poison ivy going stealth is not a good look. Green coat with all green underneath is too much of a good thing. Black is the only colour able to pull off black love.

Green is such a wonderful vibrant colour and very flattering for the complexion (did you know make up artists use a green-toned concealer for ruddy skin?) Go green. It's the colour of life.

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises ~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca
 
all images courtesy of voguerunway.com

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