The Red Coat

I love red coats. I always stop to admire them on shop racks in the fall/winter season, and I think they look wonderful against blacks and grays (amongst many other colors). Since I have lots of neutrals in my wardrobe, I love having a coat add a pop of color.

One of my favorite trenches is this Sportmax red trench which I bought in 2009. The cut and the flared bottom all spoke to me and I committed the sin of purchasing this jacket at full price. I especially love the silk lining even though it’s only me that sees it!

SportMax coat

Sportmax coat (love this classic version)

Another great perk of red coats is that they can still be worn well through spring and even summer – so really they are year round. I have a great weakness for coats and really need to stop buying them (though I just added another brightly colored one, which I hope to share with you soon). It’s been unseasonably cold here!

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  • Sonya
    January 18, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I finally bought the classic oversized MaxMara camel hair coat years ago and have worn it every year since. A favorite brand of mine.

  • Tabitha
    January 18, 2013 at 8:45 am

    It’s lovely, red coats are cheery in winter and full on glamorous in summer.

  • Ammu
    January 18, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Gosh that coat is gorgeous Katherine! Love the lining – like a secret luxury to be enjoyed by the wearer alone.

  • Diva In Me
    January 18, 2013 at 11:21 am

    That’s a beautiful red coat. I love to buy jacket and coat too but I’m from a hot country so I can only use it when I travel to a colder place.

  • Jess
    January 18, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Beautiful coat! I know what you mean about the lining thing. I won’t buy a coat unless the lining is just as darling as the outside. When your wearing it it just makes you feel good. Plus, other people can enjoy it when you take it off and put it on a coatrack, chair, or such.

    • Katherine
      January 18, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      That is a good point about the coatrack and chair – I love seeing fun surprise linings on other people’s outerwear πŸ™‚

  • Marlene @ chocolatecookiesandcandies
    January 18, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I’ve never thought to buy a red coat. I should give it a try when I’m in a store just to see how it fits into my wardrobe.

    • Katherine
      January 18, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      I think you’d love one !

  • Atiqa
    January 18, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Great coat! Love the look.

  • Kathryn
    January 18, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I tried on that leopard sweater today! I didn’t like it for me but I bet it would look fab on you. I did pick up a couple other items that were on sale. πŸ™‚ Love the red coat…trying to bring more red into my wardrobe and would love something like this! Looks FABULOUS!

    • Katherine
      January 18, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      Oh you did! I am planning on taking a look this weekend in person now that it finally went on sale. Hope you got some great sale goodies!

  • Cindy
    January 18, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Whenever I see red coats I always think of Little Red Riding Hood haha! Love how they brighten up any outfit

  • Jie
    January 19, 2013 at 12:26 am

    I love Coach’s rainbow legacy linings. It reminds me of when I was a kid and wore qipaos. Granted, others couldn’t see the colorful striped inside but it made me happy:).

    • Katherine
      January 19, 2013 at 10:51 am

      Qipaos are a great example! I’d love to order a few more some day !

  • Annabelle
    January 20, 2013 at 6:55 am

    So cute! I own three fun-colored coats and for some reason two of them are aqua. Red would be really useful, though!

  • NewPetite
    January 21, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    That is a gorgeous color! love it!

  • Chiara
    January 22, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    I love Max Mara!
    I used to have a red trench, and would wear it every time it wasn’t too cold. Unfortunately it became too big on me… I should probably buy another one.
    You look really nice in your red trench!

  • Alexa
    January 25, 2013 at 6:50 am

    I love your red trench! I heard this brand recently from a friend of mine, who spoke very high of the clothes from sportmax. She bought hers from a local boutique. Where did you find yours? any link?


    • Katherine
      January 25, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Hi Alexa, I bought mine at my local MaxMara boutique here in SF. I’m sure you can find it in a larger MaxMara store and SportMax has standalone stores in Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.

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