Trend: wear your coat as a cape

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

If you are like me, and browse fashion and street style blogs on a regular basis, you must have noticed an abundance of photos where fashionable subjects wear coats as capes. 
That's not the first time I saw the trend. My Russian co-workers were trending it daily while running outside to take their "lung-damaging breaks". Moreover, they always looked super cool to me with their "I-don't-care-if-smoking-kills" attitude. And with their coat-capes, of course. Why not try it myself, I thought. So, here I go. 
I put the cape, I mean coat, over a wonderful chunky knit sweater that I scored on sale at TJ's, vintage leather shorts, lurex tights by American Apparel and wedge sneakers (they are, apparently, going to stay on trend for some time).
I don't know if I looked cool, but I definitely was busy trying to keep the coat/cape on my shoulders.

Oh, no, it slid again!

Если вы, так же как и я, ежедневно следите за уличной модой и блогами, то наверняка заметили, что модный народ всё чаще и чаще стал появляться на фото в пальто на плечах, как накидке. Подобный тренд появился уже давно. Мои бывшие сослуживцы в России, например, выбегая покурить, всегда выглядели круто с сигаретой в руке и пальто-накидке! Поэтому, не долго думав, я решила забросить пальтишко себе на плечи.
Надела с шерстяной водолазкой с зимней распродажи, шорты, колготки American Apparel с люрексом и кроссовки на танкетке, которые, между прочим, обещают остаться в моде на ещё более неопределённый срок.
Не знаю, на сколько круто я выгдялела, но уж точно, мне было чем занять руки, стараясь удержать пальто на себе. Не удержала :-)

That's it. It's gone!
Bottom line: if you are a smart bad-ass wall street boss from the "Working Girl" movie, this trend is for you. Nothing, even vigorously swinging your crutches in the air, will bring this coat down. But if you just love the trend, and want to incorporate it into your life - it's best to get a real cape. Yes, I am a genius! ;-)

В итоге, если вы, конечно, супер крутая бизнес-вумэн из фильма "Деловая женщина", то вашему пальто не грозит упасть с плеч даже при интенсивном размахивании костылей в воздухе! Если же нет, но вам нравится этот тренд, я советую купить накидку. Я знаю - гениальная мысль! ;-)


  1. Стильный и удобный образ! Очень понравился красный свитер и сумка!

  2. I think this looks so cool- but I don't know if I could keep the coat on either.

  3. Очень крутая!)) Ветер в волосах!)))

  4. Love your look…love the poses………. ;love the colors……. they work for you soooo well……
    You’re so chic! So pretty…and you have such a great sense of style.
    Love your legs in the lurex tights I have so many pairs from AA….…… …… and the shorts
    You match perfectly…everything you wear…… you certainly make a super statement..... and your hair is so gorgeous, my hair is long as well, but you wear yours sooooo hip!
    I grew up in tights, being in ballet for 13 years. In fact, mom raised me rather androgynously, so I also wore tights under big sweaters and hip length tunics and such around the house growing up. Your lovely look reminds me of all those days….epsecially when the delivery man would come and I’d meet him at the door and he’s refer to me as Miss……
    Oh, by the way, I’m a guy…and I love fashion as much as I love dance.
    I’m traveling in Europe this fall,
    It looks like you have the same affinity for tights as I have…..

    I’ve been raving to my new friends about how much I love the tights/shorts look, so they encouraged me to try it myself…
    and I have in a big way,….. denim cutoffs, high waisted shorts, even a romper…….
    I will following your blog religiously….. thanks for sharing your lovely taste and your beauty

  5. Thank you for the compliments! I have been a fan of tights/shorts look for as long as I can remember. Never get tired of it.


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