December is the month of abundance and assessment. We often take stock in the good and bad from the previous year and make our lists for the future. In fashion, much is the same as editors review the past trends, predict new ones, and watch what eventually rolls down the runway. One surprise trend was all the attention given to coats. There was a burst of creativity when it comes to outerwear for 2018 and local retailers have taken note. The day of this shoot was just what we needed- unexpected cold front, drizzling rain, and overcast skies. These wintery elements were the backdrop for our outdoor shoot along one of Memphis’ most recognizable urban revitalization stories- Historic Broad Avenue Arts District. This area is known for its colorful water tower, murals, and warehouse store fronts. All of it blended perfectly for our editorial featuring faux fur, puffy coats, and lots of layered cool.
Here’s a little secret-there were seven women on this fashion set, all ranging from 20s to 50s. Every single one wants this topper, and it’s easy to see why.
Topper and white blouse from Coming Attractions. Denim with sparkle stripe from Lori James Contemporary Boutique. Slides from Joseph. Scarf from Sorelle Boutique. Earrings from Kittie Kyle. Sunglasses from Oak Hall. Vintage box bag from A. Shaw Style
Local designer, Elizabeth Holliday, fashions beautiful coats from extraordinary fabrics and impeccable design. This classic style has everything women love- a cinched waist, a turned up collar, and a strong shoulder. All of it combines to a very feminine feel and looks great even if you’re lying down on Broad Avenue.
Coat by Elizabeth Holliday, available on www.denovostyle.com. Hat from Kittie Kyle. Maxi skirt from The Pink Door. Shoes from Joseph. Earrings from Betty Hays Boutique. Pink satin gloves, stylist’s own.
This luscious fur is a showstopper and the color can be paired with anything, making it a wearable piece for every day.
This chic knit coat is light but warm because silk is a natural insulator. The vintage feather hat seems right with this ladylike style.
This chunky sweater is so cozy and hits the right length to double as a jacket with a stylish 1970s vibe hood. Layer it up for those frigid days that are coming soon. The rugged designer boots anchor the look.
THE PUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF
This over-sized puff coat is meant for warmth and high fashion. It’s sure to become one of your favorites and the cinnamon color goes neutral with everything.
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