On My Inspiration Board: Historical Outerwear

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I love coats.  I mean LOVE coats.  I have a variety that I have purchased or received as gifts over the years, and I adore each and every one of them.  Coats are, in many ways, the ultimate accessory.  They can complete a look, add shape and detail, and during the cold winter months, can be a total outfit unto themselves.  Coats are also one of the three areas of fashion where I believe one should invest… the other two being handbags and shoes.

 If properly chosen, a well-made and designed coat can last for years and may never go out of style.  Just take a look at many of the choices below…I would wear any number of them today and still fit right in!

Notice the similar look between these two coats?  Adjust the collar on each and they are very reminiscent of each other!  





Here is another example….





With so many wonderful coats, wraps, shawls, and capes to choose from, one board just wasn’t enough.  So I created to for each century.

I hope you enjoy the few I have selected and I hope it inspires you to find that perfect winter garment!

historical outerwear pt 1

historical outerwear pt 2

To see many more, visit my Pinterest page: Historical Outerwear.


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