There’s a line from Sex and the City that my sister and I use constantly when one or the other of us is lusting after something a little outside of our usual fashion comfort zone:
Samantha: Look at that one, isn’t it adorable?
Carrie: Which one?
Samantha: The red one in the middle. I love it!
Carrie: The Birkin bag? Really? That’s not even yo style.
So, I have become irritatingly fixated upon the Acne Studios Velocite coat ($2800), and it DEFINITELY AIN’T MY STYLE. This oversized moto jacket is meant for off-duty models and people who burn sage in their apartments and drink espressos and wear strangely cropped jeans that, miraculously, look fantastic on them. They take trips to remote parts of the world and buy provocative photography in black-and-white and they’ve been known to wear a beret and smoke a cigarette without looking at all ridiculous or passe. They buy vintage white t-shirts from “a guy in Brooklyn” and wear a part straight down the middle of their head, which — my bestie and I agree — is a look only pulled off by the truly beautiful people of the world. (On most of us mere mortals, it looks too assertive and, possibly, dorky.)
Yes, it’s true that Jenna Lyons somehow slipped into the mix above, but she’s the mixmaster, and it somehow works.
Now, the likelihood I splurge on this piece this season is improbable (?) because I already bought an oversized statement jacket (which I love!!!), but mannnnn I am now going to be dreaming of investing in it next season. I’ve contemplated getting the look for less with this Zara lookalike ($149), which might scratch the itch, but then what if I do end up buying The Real McCoy next year?!
A few others worth considering if the price tag of the Acne Studios OG is too high:
+This JOA. (Navy is so unexpected!)
Thoughts? Concerns? Questions? You’ll find me googling ACNE STUDIOS VELOCITE JACKET with a glazed and devilish look on my eye for the next couple hours. K BYE.
P.S. The big slouch.
P.P.S. The most popular item on my blog this month and, a total surprise to me, the most popular item featured on my blog in the past six months (!)