Introducing the L Mag’s vintage clothing pick of the week, our advice to you on how you might look good without spending thousands of dollars (you can do it).
At first glance, this amazing Technicolor Russian-style parka seems like one of those gorgeous yet impossible pieces that only work on supermodels and other ultra-glamorous types. But with careful styling, this coat can be as wearable as a common navy pea coat (well, maybe not quite that wearable, but close). Director of Web Sales Jade Furtado wears it with a vintage black gown—to translate, wear this number with a dark, fuss-free maxi dress (perhaps navy, forest green, or plum if you think black is too obvious) and worn-in oxfords or lace-up boots. If you prefer to dress it down even more, opt for skinny cargos and a lace blouse. Et voila. You’re saved from yet another winter of wearing the same coat everyone else is wearing from H&M.
Vintage coat and other similar styles available at Screaming Mimi’s, 382 Lafayette St.