It was nearly in the 60’s today which is quite a treat for Boston in December! I found these oldie but goodie red trousers in the back of my closet, and paired them with a cream jacket in the spirit of Christmas. As mentioned in a prior post, this Ann Taylor jacket is beautiful quality with great detailing, and is on the heavier side for a trench. The material isn’t a traditional “trench” fabric, but rather a textured, thick twill-like cotton with a touch of spandex.
I’ve also worn this jacket simply with black bottoms and boots, shown below. To help keep the collar of lighter outerwear clean, I usually make sure to wear a higher-neck top underneath that’s easily washable, or drape a thin scarf along the interior of the collar.
These striped turtlenecks (currently on sale w/ free ship at any price!) have been true layering staples, and often serve as my “shield” to protect such outerwear. They are lightweight tees so you don’t get overheated under coats.
The fit of this jacket is pretty good on me in my usual 00p, The only potential alteration I’m considering is shortening the sleeves – they’re about an inch long for my short arms, which causes the fabric to get pushed up and appear crinkled. Thankfully the crinkles don’t set in, and fall out after hanging due to the heaviness of the material. Measurements of a 00p: 14″ across the shoulders, 16″ armpit to armpit when buttoned up, 20″ length, 22″ sleeve length.
PS – I see Ann Taylor is having 50% off dresses and skirts through Wednesday! In the dresses department, the material of this tweed sheath dress is really pretty in-person and looks higher end, with a thick texture, vibrant coloring & small metallic details. The online stock photo doesn’t really do the fabric justice. This fringe sweater skirt left in small sizes is very different while still classy – I can easily picture it for any Gatsby themed events too. And of course, you guys know I love this flared sweater skirt which is very comfortable for long days.