To keep warm this winter, I show you examples of how I shopped my own vintage wardrobe for AW19 fashion trends for Capes and Coats.
I saved this final installment of my five-part series where I shop my own vintage wardrobe for AW19 fashion trends until winter was in full force. I probably own as many coats, capes, and blazers as I do tops. They are a real obsession.
A few years ago, I went to a vintage clothing fair and came home with four capes for no particular reason other than they kept catching my eye. Therefore, I’m elated to see them trending. Coats. I love a statement coat and vintage is the route to take if you’re looking to make a statement with your outerwear that is easy on the wallet.
AW19 Fashion Trend: Capes
This vintage Pauline Trigère coat from the 1950s is a swing-style coat that because of the cut looks a bit like a cape. I bought it from a vintage shop years ago and it’s one of my favorite coats that I own. When I saw the Balmain black and rhinestone coat from the AW19 runway, I was reminded of this beauty.
This Victorian black cape is an antique at over 100 years old. A bit of an impulse purchase at the time because I really had no idea how it would fit into my wardrobe or how I would style it without looking like I had stepped back into time.
I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s best styled down, not dressed up. I like the juxtaposition of the elegant, exquisite lace and ripped jeans. I’ve paired it here with a pair of Topshop court shoes.
This vintage plaid cape from the 1960s is one of the many handmade gems in my closet. I bought it from Camille Designs in Berkley, CA. The gold medal buttons were a huge selling point. I’m a sucker for them on any coat, cape or blazer.
AW19 Fashion Trend: Coats
I have a weakness for navy blue coats, jackets, and blazers. I love this vintage coat from the 1950s for the details; the covered buttons, grosgrain trim, and perfect pocket placement.
Normally, I lean toward a more defined shoulder when it comes to coats and blazers but every once in awhile this slouchy, comfy silhouette is nice because it feels like I’m wearing a blanket. This vintage Balmain coat is one of my best eBay finds as I got it for $19!
Shrimps kill it every season with their coats and handbags. I pulled this vintage black and green coat from my vintage wardrobe as a nod to Shrimps. This was a quality find at Lucky Vintage in Seattle, one of my best honey holes. Bonus, it is also reversible.
Another nod to Shrimps is this vintage cream-colored leather and fur coat from Decades of Fashion in Haight Ashbury. I recently splashed red wine all over it and I’m still working on getting the stains out.