People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.
NO THANKS: It was so long ago, I have no photo and have already forgotten the details but it was an off-white puffy jacket with colourful appliqués, kind of ethnic looking, and some kind of faux fur on the collar. It was a cropped bomber style and because of my height, I remember thinking that I looked like a Q-tip when I wore it with my fuzzy boots. I gave this one to my niece. My niece is considerably taller than me so she looked fine in it – she was smarter than her aunt and didn’t wear fuzzy white boots to match.
When in doubt, wear red.
NEED: Another shearling jacket.
I was raised in California, so this whole New York winter thing is completely new for me. I've already justified buying seven coats!
Email JoyDCreations with your descriptions, and if you like, your photos and I'll include your NICE, NO THANKS, NOTEWORTHY or NEED in my posts.
Coat Shopping and Caring Tips:
Remember proportion. With both my NICE and NOTEWORTHY coats, high-heeled boots look best, again because of my height and the length of the coats. Three-quarter length and shorter jackets are perfect with flat boots.
Remember fabric choice and how much extra money you want to spend on care. Check the instructions. For the most part, winter coats should be professionally cleaned.
Remember size and layering. If you need a bulky sweater between your outerwear and your inside clothes, you probably have to go at least one size up. Never ever buy a coat or jacket that feels a tad tight even if it is on sale.
Because people spend more money on coats and tend to hang on to them for a long time (think my NICE jacket), one can find some classic and very unique winter coats and jackets. . . . but . . . Remember, when searching for vintage, if it has that mothball/musty/somethings not right smell, you will likely not be able to get rid of it and it will become a NO THANKS in your closet.