It’s so hard to find a coat that serves the dual purpose of keeping you warm while enhancing your outfit (instead of covering it up), so when I find one I love, I jump at the opportunity to add it to my collection. This quilted navy coat from Frank Stella is custom tailored from Italy. While many coats are oversized and baggy, this fit leaves the perfect amount of room underneath it for your winter sweaters while still fitting snuggly around them. I love that the coat is water resistant because when caught in a random New York City shower, which happens more often than I would like, I don’t walk home feeling drenched. My favorite part of this piece is the suede detailing on the shoulder and elbows, giving a blazer-feel to the jacket. The best part? It originally retails for $595.00 but if you use code DIDARIO, you will get 50% off and can grab this coat for your collection for $297! Shop the coat here. Stay warm out there!???
Although I am missing the warm summer days, after a European trip I must say the start to fall has been pretty incredible?. I am really looking forward to swapping tee’s for cool jackets and cozy, warm layering pieces. One of the pieces I am most excited to wear this fall is the blazer. This is an item that you can wear in numerous ways. Pair it with a graphic tee for a night on the town, throw it over a woven for work or your next cocktail party, or even wear it with a henley and denim for a more casual look. I love the deep blue color of the blazer pictured above paired with a soft blue woven. The pocket square adds the perfect punch to the jacket and is a great option to wearing a traditional tie. Charcoal is a big color for me this fall and the pants match with almost any color blazer you may have in your closet. I definitely recommend picking up a few blazers this season you love, and finding different ways to mix and match them to create some solid fall looks??