Monday, August 20, 2007

Fall Back Plan

If we were willing to accept that summer was winding down (which we most certainly are not!), these coats would be atop our fantasy falldrobe:

Cause a Stir: Take one part classic trench, 2 parts patterned metallic snakeskin and a splash of magic and you've got a tall glass of Gryphon's Shiny Sophisticate, Active Endeavors, $850.

Victorian styling meets motorcycle chic in Development's fitted leather ruffle collar jacket for edge-lite (the Diet Coke of edgy!), Active Endeavors, $720.

Giant buttons and a stove pipeneck update Soia & Kyo Back Buckle All-Weather Trench, Nordstrom, $225.

Red is a must this fall (which we STILL are not acknowledging) and DVF's s pretty pretty princess coat is the optimal way to go about it. At once fiery and demure, the Simone Coat is double breasted with an empire waist and mock ruffle collar,, $695.

We're mad for plaid alone, but coupled with an oversize ruched collar and sash, this coat from Alice + Olivia is a check, check, check! Shopbop, $440.