We had our first 30 degree morning this past week in New York, which briskly reminded me that winter will be here before we know it! Now that November has started, this is the ideal time to purchase a new winter coat for two major reasons:
1. Timing - It’s still early enough in the season, so you’ll have ample time to research, purchase and make alterations (if necessary) to your new coat before old man winter arrives.
2. Also, timing (sensing a trend?) - We’re at this quiet time right now where you might have a little extra money in your pocket to invest in a new staple winter coat, before the holidays kick in and your savings account starts to dwindle.
As a working woman, I have written about the importance of sourcing a professional winter coat before, but I’ll reiterate this again … owning a classic + timeless winter coat, that you incorporate into your work wardrobe, will never be a purchase that you regret. In fact, a stunning winter coat is one article of clothing that I recommend splurging on, as you’ll get years of wear out of a quality coat, while staying warm all winter long.
Now as a tall woman, I know firsthand that finding a warm, gorgeous, winter coat with sleeves that are long enough can be quite a challenge. However, I recently had the pleasure of meeting Robin Harris, founder of Model Atelier, who just released a dazzling collection of fall/winter coats. For those who haven’t heard of Model Atelier before, this luxury retailer produces clothing exclusively for tall, strong and confident women who are 5’7” and taller. And their new collection of outerwear is truly worth checking out!
My favorite piece from the new Model Atelier outerwear collection, for the fall season, has to be this Leather Trimmed London Cape. There are so many gorgeous capes available right now, but most are not work appropriate. In a corporate setting, it’s important to look put-together, and many of the capes I’ve tried are too bulky + large, giving the appearance of wearing a blanket. Not a look that I’m going for. I want to look serious and polished, not like I threw a blanket over my head and came to work.
This smart cape has been tailored to look chic, while maintaining a work-appropriate appearance. It feels incredibly soft and warm, and I adore the leather piping detail along with the button closure at the neck.
One word describes this coat … sharp. In a classic black color, with slimming tailoring and gold buttons throughout, this Modern Trench Coat just looks city chic. My favorite detail has to be the gorgeous floral silk motiff that lines the interior of the jacket. With an elevated elegance, this trench coat is sure to take you into the harsh winter in style.
Ready for more? You can see the entire Model Atelier collection in person this weekend! Details are below, and be sure to check out my Instagram page for an incredible giveaway happening now!
Cape - Leather Trimmed London Cape from Model Atelier (here)
Coat - Modern Trench Coat from Model Atelier (here)
Earrings - Triangle Tassel Statement Earrings from ilymix (here)
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