As highlighted previously, checked blazer is the jacket of the season we have all held dear to. It is the kind of unfailing style that is always a winner whenever I need something hassle-free to throw on quickly. Good news is the heritage trend is also playing a big role in the coat department this season. Since the temperature has been dropping now, it is time to elongate that outer layer for maximum coverage. This is where longline coats with the good old plaids come in. It is a more interesting, yet still grounded, alternative to a plain winter coat.
The only tricky part now is to pick the right one that won’t be putting you in that awkward old-age territory. With the wrong pattern, colour and shape combo, you will likely be accused of stealing your mom’s from the 80s. Keeping this in mind, I landed on this sleek and quirky By Malene Birger coat. It is the perfect modern version of a classic checked coat. The graphic plaid pattern is different (in a good way) from the conventional ones that we are used to. It does a good job at adding some fun visual to the monotonous winter palettes. I really think that lasting pieces like this, which have a good mix of traditional and contemporary, are what we need to have more in between all those wardrobe basics.
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