Anthropologie Floral Puffer Coat

Anthropologie Floral Puffer Coat

It’s soft. It’s plushy. It’s suede. It’s pretty! It’s the total “It” factor for your coat rack this winter. The Floral Puffer from Anthropologie. This cold weather “must have” keeps you warm and looking cute. If you’re a New York native you’ve heard this statement too many times: “this is not the weather to be looking cute.” The Floral Puffer has proved this theory wrong.

Photos: Rachel Wasserman
Anthropologie Floral Puffer Coat
Sweater: LOFT

I was expecting this to be a bulky, heavyweight jacket. To my delight it was actually lightweight and allowed for a sweater underneath.

I’ve been seeing pink velvet puffer jackets all over the gram and many online retailers. I was tempted to get one of these cotton candy-esque puffers but, the more I kept seeing them, the less unique it became. What’s the sense in investing in a statement piece that every girl on campus, the gram, and in the boroughs will have. It’s just another basic (although very cute) fad and I’m not interested.

Velvet is a trending resurrection from the 90s and I’m all for it. But I also have a have a habit of making my fashion choices all Kaye’d up by choosing pieces that have a certain flare that resonates with me. It’s not style if it doesn’t reflect who you are. Aside from the whimsy floral pattern and beautifully washed out navy blue color, suede is what really adds uniqueness to this coat.

Suede is a timeless material and is commonly used for footwear. You will also find it used for many pea coats (particularly a raw edge cut), moto jackets, and some handbags. While velvet is a beautiful material, it can also look a little cheap depending on the garment. Suede typically gives a garment (like a shift dress) a structured and polished look.

Anthropologie Floral Puffer Coat

The floral puffer is made with a light suede fabric that makes the floral pattern appear neatly placed on the jacket without being too flashy. It adds subtlety to an already eye catching piece.

Let’s get Kaye’d up!
When it comes to patterns and prints, I like to seek out the smallest dosage of color used, to add a matching one color bold piece to bring out the little bit of that particular color that was used in the print. For the Floral Puffer Coat, I noticed small hints of light pink and lilac. Perhaps light pink would be the obvious choice for anyone to work with. I thought so too. Initially I sought to put a light pink knit top underneath the jacket. It ended up looking too clashed. This is because the main color of the jacket already has a washed out look to begin with. The pastel pink I chose only made it worse because pastels are technically washed out colors making them to appear light. Pink and blue are total opposite colors and in this case was not a good mix. The icy blue sweater I’m wearing brought out the floral print even more because it is a similar shade of blue used on the print. It created a nice contrast without being distracting and keeps the attention on the jacket itself. After all, the Floral Puffer will be the showstopper to any outfit.

Kaye

I’m an actress habituated with train delays in my favorite heels, and proud of it. I use fashion as my script. Wearing contrastive styles gives me a chance to perceive an unfamiliar character. If putting on a new pair of shoes and adding new styles to your wardrobe makes you feel more confident, then you’ll revel in my blog!

ANTHROPOLOGIE Fluttered Fete Skirt

Anthropologie “Fluttered Fete” midi skirt By Eva Franco

Photo: My iPhone

Feel like twirling in this skirt? I don’t blame you! This is my all time favorite wardrobe piece! The Anthropologie Fluttered Fete Midi skirt by Eva Franco is love at first sight. A midi tulle skirt is a no brainer when it comes to making a fashion statement. Eva Franco makes this piece standout with intricate stitching of plant vines and chiffon flowers that pop right off the skirt, giving this piece it’s flutter look and feel. The extra layer of tulle underneath the lining of this A-line skirt adds a little pouf for a flouncy look.

Photo by: Joseph Akhuetie

What To Wear

Keep calm. Its Fashion, not rocket science. The “fluttered fete” skirt is perfect if you’re attending a formal affair and need to add a dressy top and sparkly heels. Tulle is a fabric commonly used for formal dresses and ballerina tutus. My personal rule of style for wearing formal fabrics is to pair them with casual pieces, creating a more wearable look and comfortable feel. This gives more balance to the ensemble. Nothing feels more awkward than riding the subways in a ballgown or wearing jeans and converse to a wedding. If you are the edgy type, I do recommend a leather moto jacket or a denim over shirt.  A simple solid colored tee or graphic will make this skirt easier to look at when taking a stroll through Manhattan. If you are going for a solid color top, I recommend something with a little texture. The focus on this outfit is obviously the skirt which has plenty of texture in place, so it is important to keep slight textures on the top and minimal graphics. Fashion lives on the streets. Especially in the city. Which is why your shoes will always be a key element to any outfit. I prefer flesh toned heels that mimic my skin tone, making my legs look lean and defined. Even in a midi skirt. It also keeps the focus on my skirt and doesn’t distract from the beauty of it. After all, the fluttered fete skirt is the star of the show. Overall, the “fluttered fete” midi skirt is a feminine, chic, and noteworthy statement piece to keep in your wardrobe. With it’s timeless silhouette, the splurge on this beauty is definitely worth the investment.

 

WHAT I’M WEARING

TOP: Pookie and Sebastian

SKIRT: Anthropologie Fluttered Fete Midi Skirt by Eva Franco

SHOES: Banana Republic Dakota lace up heels

NECKLACE: Abercrombie and Fitch

WHITE TEXTURED TEE: Urban Outfitters

 

Photo by: Joseph Akhuetie

 

Photo by: Joseph Akhuetie

 

Photo by: Joseph Akhuetie

 

Photo by: Joseph Akhuetie

 

Photo by: Joseph Akhuetie

 

Photo by: Joseph Akhuetie

 

Photo: My iPhone

Kaye

I’m an actress habituated with train delays in my favorite heels, and proud of it. I use fashion as my script. Wearing contrastive styles gives me a chance to perceive an unfamiliar character. If putting on a new pair of shoes and adding new styles to your wardrobe makes you feel more confident, then you’ll revel in my blog!