Dust It Off

h-6There’s something about a longline camel coat that’s perennially stylish, lending a well-polished flair to coveted snaps on Instagram from street style mavens to runway muses. And no matter what styles you favor – the glossy Wall street look with crisp collars and nifty pant suits, or the androgynous vibe that blurs gender divides with distressed denims and oversized jumpers, there’s a look for everyone.h-2V-21And when it comes to the oversized drapey version (a.k.a The Duster Coat) gracing major headlines from Refinery29 to WhoWhatWear (this one is a major steal!), I knew right off the bat that it’s a fashionable force to be reckoned with. And can you blame the legion of devoted followers from Karlie Kloss to Chiara Ferragni? The perks are endless – perch atop the shoulder for that cool, nonchalant look, or seamlessly execute a work-appropriate ensemble by wearing it over a jersey panelled dress with ruched asymmetrical panels like this Derek Lam number.

Choose longer styles with sneakers if you are tall, or aim for knee length with high-heeled ankle boots if you are petite. Wardrobe staple to augment seasonal pieces? Definitely so. Evolved for the sole purpose of polish and practice? You bet!V-1V-40V-47In my outfit today I channeled the downtown cool girl look by donning this L.A.M.B duster coat with a speck of feline fun (anything gave that away?) Paying homage to Kate Moss, Queen of the minimalistic trend, I turned retro on its ear by choosing an outfit replete with collared shirt, Rag and Bone denims with leather patching (now on sale for 40% off), cat-eyes and red lips. Lastly to add some jazz to this streamlined and clean ensemble I took out these sequined slip-ons for a wanderlust-inducing spin!

V-22V-26It’s no secret that the camel duster coat has taken the fashion world by storm. What’s your favorite way of wearing this highly coveted, loose-fitting number?

Xo~ Lena

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Photos: Jason J Photography

Jacket: L.A.M.B// Top: Banana Republic// Sweater: H&M// Pants: Rag & Bone// Shoes: Sperry// Bag: Steve Madden

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170 thoughts on “Dust It Off

  1. i love everything about this look lena… the color, the coat, the slip ons, the top.. ahh. you got it again. and your shooting place is gorgeous!! makes me wonder how life in Chicago is like.. hehe 🙂 have a lovely week lenaaaa!! xx

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    • Hi Annie so happy to see you drop by! Yes the background is gorgeous I agree! It was shot in Pilsen which is known for its cool artsy vibe. Don’t you just love the vintage architectural flair? Life in Chicago is very fun and invigorating but it’s getting so cold now (below 0 degree celsius) so sometimes I wish I was back in BKK! Have a great day dear and take care! 🙂

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  2. This is the most phenomenal jacket I’ve ever laid eyes on–so fun and fresh but still a staple piece. And love it dressed down with the slip-ons. I’m dying over the buckles over the sleeves, sooo good!

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  3. I love the camel coat! You are in Chicago, right? The buildings in the background look familiar. My sister lived there for 4 years and every time I’d visit we’d walk around 10+ miles every day discovering new places. AHHH I love it there.
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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    • Hi Jenny, thanks for dropping by! Yes I’m in Chicago and this was taken in Pilsen, ever been? It’s an up and coming neighborhood known for its graffiti drawings along the train tracks but lately there are a lot of new restaurants opening up. Hope you get a chance to visit again! 🙂

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  4. I love any minimalistic look so you definitely nailed it with me on this one! And I’m especially obsessed with that oversized coat. It’s perfect for this weather. I’m in love with the color as well – perfect offset to any dark hues. Love it!

    Kaylyn Nicole

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    • Hi Andy, thanks for your lovely words that’s very sweet and encouraging! I know that feeling I used to live in SE Asia too and the 30+ degree celsius weather did not permit anything more than a long-sleeved shirt! I’ll be sure to drop by and say hello dear!

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    • Hi Anshul! Thanks for stopping by! Can you believe this is my interim jacket as it’s getting so cold here sooner or later I would be needing to layer more! I miss living in SE Asia where it’s warm and sunny this time of the year! 🙂

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  5. Oh my goodness, this might sound weird but I love the snow graphic on your blog; when I saw it it made me insanely happy! You have no idea how excited I get at Christmas season!
    Love your duster, how I wish I could pull off things so well as you! ❤

    Gina
    Pink Wings

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