Coats for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Provided by VIPme.com and Under $100
Quote of the day: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. for knowledge is limited whereas imagination embraces the entire world.” Albert Einstein
For those of us who live in climates where is gets cold, I think a coat provides not only a way to look stylish but also to be functional. Since most of us tend to keep our overcoats for many years, it’s not unusual to spend more than $100 on the item.
But what if you could get a great coat for less? Would you be more apt to try a fun pattern or style? Heck, VIPme is even offering you $5 off on orders over $50 with the code Jodie415!
I’m such a fan of having an interesting statement coat…and if you don’t believe me, you should see my closet! Even my husband bemoans the fact that men’s coats are so boring because he sees what I have to wear (and we know how stylish he’s become from our “Borrow from the Boys” Series.)
As another collaboration with the online shopping website, VIPme.com, we decided to show a couple of the variety of coats that they have to offer. I’ve really enjoyed my activity with this company–we’ve shown some of their dresses, here, and long cardigans, here. If you use their measurements, I feel like the sizing has been correct and the quality has been great.
Jodie’s (50’s) Outerwear Outfit: I chose this pink coat because of the interesting details and unusual color for a winter coat. I’m sorry if the color looks washed out in these photos—the day was extremely overcast and I forgot to change the setting on the camera to cloudy! The color is better represented on their website, if you’re interested.
This coat is not your heavy duty coat for below freezing temperatures. But it works wonderfully as an extra layer to go from the car to store and back again! They consider is a faux suede, and it’s a stretchy material. You may wonder why you’d pick a coat with 3/4 length sleeves for the colder weather. My rationale was a little crazy. I had just bought these long gloves last winter, and I wanted to make sure they got appreciated!! Besides, after watching Madam Secretary for the past couple of seasons, I’ve grown to like the look of seeing longer sleeves peek out of the jackets!
I love that there are pockets, which are always nice to hold my gloves. And then they make the pockets stylish by adding a black, faux leather strip above the pockets for decoration.
I think the seaming on it adds so much interest to the look. That detailing is even found on the sleeves with buttons too! I could have easily worn my black scarf & hat with this, but I wanted to add some color to this dreary day! I think even grey or brown winter accessories would be perfect with the coat.
The closure in the front shows one big button, but it’s actually a snap under it. Because the material is somewhat lightweight, you could easily pull the collars together and pin them if you were going to be outside for a long time!
Nancy’s (60’s) Outerwear Outfit: I am in love with the embroidery detailing that I’ve noticing lately on jackets and jeans. So when I saw this coat, I knew Nancy needed it.
Out of the three of us, she looks the best in black, so she lucked out with my favorite over coat. This jacket is the heaviest one of the three being wool. It’s lined on the inside and comes with a matching belt. As we all know, you can always remove the belt and either substitute a different one or even use this belt on another coat!!
The embroidery is even on the back portion of the coat. If this is a little too much decoration for you, there is another option that doesn’t fill the entire front panels, here.
I think almost any colored scarf would look fabulous with this coat. Especially a bright one like red or blue, but I grabbed Nancy’s lilac one today. The mittens don’t match either the coat or the scarf….would this bug any of you?
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outerwear Outfit: Mom’s coat is this wonderfully muted floral pattern. It has a flat neck collar and buttons up the front.
It’s not as dark black as Nancy’s coat, yet it’s still relatively subdued for those of you who like the darker colors! In the online picture, the color appear much more vibrant, but in real life it is not.
We grabbed mom’s fur scarf to keep her warm. She has a black scarf like this too, which would look great with the coat. However, black is not her best friend against her complexion, so I thought the navy might photograph nicely and tie in the blue jeans!
This coat is also considered that faux suede and is a nice stretchy material. The advantage of this aspect of the material is it will work great over the heavier sweaters that we’re apt to wear under our coats during these colder months!
Mom usually likes to match her gloves to her scarf, of course. But I thought it’d be fun to pull in the burgundy color from the coat!
I hope you take the time to check out VIPme.com and peruse all of their wonderful coats!! I was truly amazed at how gorgeous some of them were (like this one, this one and this one). For those of you who would rather invest in a solid color coat, there are those available too (check out this one here in red). There are also down coats (see here)! Truly there is a plethora of fabulous outer wear available!!
For a little background about VIPme.com—they are positioning as a platform that empowers women to value individual perspective, to highlight self-awareness and to cherish the inner “me”. If you didn’t see it last time, make sure to check out their video here! The company also has an app available: for IOS: https://goo.gl/KXOmDY, and for Android: https://goo.gl/TBqPcP.
Don’t forget VIPme will extend $5 off on orders over $50 with the code Jodie415!
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