There are some things I own that scream summer, and this Simply Vera by Vera Wang coat I bought at Khol’s several years ago is one of them. I love the bright white and black print, but I often feel too timid to wear it. But today is one of the last beautiful summer days, and this is my last chance to wear it. To tone down and roughen up the ladylike coat, I am wearing all black; top, shorts, bag and shoes. I decided on no jewelry around the neck because there is enough going on with this floral, but opted on a simple silver cuff bracelet.
Coat: Simply Vera by Vera Wang (No longer available). But I found one on eBay: Simply Vera by Vera Wang S/S dress coat size M $46
Top: Velvet Black Cowl Neck Tshirt (No longer available). This Red Haute Cowlneck Tank Top $78 is similar.
Shorts: GAP Black Capri Pants (that I cut an made into shorts). Find similar Not Your Daughter’s Jeans® Denim Bermuda Shorts, now $36.90
Handbag: Zac Posen (No longer available). Find this Z Spoke by Zac Posen Tie-side Leather Shoulder Bag, now $281
Bracelet: Silver Cuff (no longer available). Find Similar Blu Bijoux Silver Art Deco Cuff, $42
Shoes: Joe’s Jeans Finley Wedge (no longer available). Find the latest similar wedge Joe’s ‘Fancy’ Sandals, $174.95 in black.
Photo: Barry Weiss
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Tags: bold black and white print coat, Joe's 'Fancy' Sandals, Not Your Daughter's JeansÂ®, Red Haute Cowlneck Tank Top, Simply Vera by Vera Wang, summer outfit, Z Spoke by Zac Posen Tie-side Leather Shoulder Bag