Thursday, July 21, 2011

Inspired By ... Jane Birkin's Casual Parisian Chic

Can't afford a Birkin bag but still a dying to look like the style icon and renowned Hermès muse? Check out this to-die-for ankle-length coat by BB Dakota. With its wide lapels and double row of buttons, this delicious coat is strikingly similar to the one Jane sported on a casual walk with Serge many years ago. 
I love the length of the coat - only a peep of the ankle and a pair of killer shoes will be visible when this is all buttoned up. So much outerwear out there is mid-calf or above, as if designers are afraid to make coats too long. If you wear this jacket, you dare to not bare much skin ... which is a statement all its own these days. To all my Birkin babes out there, this is the piece for you this fall! Button up the coat, pop the collar, slip on your black boots, and grab your wicker basket (and your hot Frenchman!) and stroll the streets in this understated statement-maker! 
The Dedrick Coat by BB Dakota is available at for a stylish $121 (it's also available in camel, if you want to go more of a Ali MacGraw-circa-Love Story route).