It might still be hot outside, but it’s never too early to starting thinking about coats. When I walked into J.Crew recently, I spotted the Daphne topcoat in boiled wool in bright red. I was immediately drawn to it because of the stunning color. It comes in a real red, a power red. I tried on this power red coat and declared it my go-to coat for fall. Read on to find out why.
J.Crew took a chance on this Daphne topcoat. It’s an unlined, lightweight coat. It comes in a new fabric called boiled wool. And, the coat has raw edges. I’m so glad I got to try this on in person because initial online reviewers weren’t fans of these features. Me? I love ’em!
You see, this topcoat, unlined and all, is like a super cozy layering piece. The sleeves roll up as easily as those on a sweater coat for added fun with styling. And, the boiled wool fabric? I’m so here for it. I have a wool sensitivity, which makes wool feel like a million needles prickling me when against my skin. I don’t get that feeling when wearing this coat at all. Boiled wool, where have you been all my life? The fabric also has a rugged as opposed to a smooth look.
As you can imagine, I’m also a fan of the raw edges. I like my classics with a little grit, you know what I mean?
When I initially saw the coat online, I didn’t think I would like the buttons (because of their positioning). Surprisingly, I do. The coat looks amazing when closed too. By the way, this coat fits true to size. I’m wearing it in a size 4. Because its so cozy, I could also wear a 2 for a more fitted look. That kind of fit didn’t seem best since I’d be using this as a layering piece.
And, finally, have you seen the red on this beauty? The color had me at hello. It’ll go with all of my fall faves, from dots to stripes.
Styling a power red coat: