Recently my weakness for outerwear has reached new highs. I used to be crazy about bags, shoes and scarves and now that I got all 3 mostly cornered and covered, my obsession drifts towards jackets, coats, trench, parka, etc. Name any kind of outerwear and I'm on it.
So far, I got 3 new jackets... And I want more. In all fairness, to balance and finance these recent acquisitions, I also parted with a bunch of items. Yet, being the over-analyzer, I can rationalize and realize that I don't need a second black leather jacket nor a new coat.
Still, the power of the outerwear is grand.
Putting on a jacket/coat is for the coming 7 months (a minima) like a second skin. A protection from the elements but also the most visible part of any outfit and certainly one of the most worn out piece of cloth of a wardrobe.
So the temptation is great, at least for me, to shed skin from time to time. To put on leather on days I want to add a bit of toughness, a simple black blazer for a conservative setting, a knitted blouson during week-ends, a boucle jacket to keep warm without being bland, and so on.
Like any obsession, my key to keep it tamed is to be coherent and think-think-think because I have a tendency to like almost everything that comes before my eyes. And if I gave in to my shopaholic self, I would already own ten new jackets and coats. For instance, among many others, that fluffy blue -FW 2011 Jil Sander like- h&m coat, or this Zara boucle coat, not to mention a few oldies that I still crave for, like last winter's Michael Kors elbow slit coat.
Voilà, so I don't have a radical and absolute antidote to my outerwear cravings but I guess like all things, time and lots of reasoning will subdue my ever expanding desires.
jacket/veste: Isabel Marant "Obli" - tshirt: Isabel Marant Etoile - pants/pantalon: Uniqlo - sneakers/baskets: Isabel Marant "Betty"