FALLING For Overcoats + Clutches!
11.7.2013

I think it’s safe to say we’re all head over heels for the autumn season this year! Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen colorful hues ruled by mother nature that has inspired style aficionados to put their best foot forward and rock their outerwear with charm and confidence. This is the time of the year where men and women pull out blazers, capes, jackets and overcoats to own their individual looks. Well, below is my contribution to the universal collective of Style Junkies Are Us! Are you guys and gals ready to fall with me? Let’s go!

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During a neighborhood swoon aka stimulation quest, I landed in a beautiful boutique called NARNIA Vintage in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I’ve been to the location on the Lower East Side in Manhattan before, but who knew that I’d been driving by this one in Brooklyn for months. Needless to say, I was thrilled! Above are the two winners I fell in lust with. The black and yellow, tribal printed cape was warm, cozy and bold – my type of piece for sure. The mahogany sweater with leather detail made me do a step, ball-change! Yep, I can get kind of dramatic when it comes to kick ass style and fashion.

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Narnia Vintage had every print imaginable and a little something for everyone. Vintage shoes, bags, belts, brimmed hats and coats were all reasonably priced.

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Another rack on another wall!

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The turntable added a charming soundscape while we shopped. Also, there is quaint backyard with a table and chairs behind the boutique. Nice touch!

Narnia Vintage is located 672 Driggs Avenue Brooklyn, New York www.narniavintage.com

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Before I forget, every smart overcoat needs a bag to accompany it, so I decided to throw a few of my vintage clutches in this post for inspiration. If you don’t have to run the streets all day, try swapping out your jumbo purse for a chic clutch. Feel free to share the stylish outer garments you’re rocking this fall in the comments below!

Fun Fact: It is not certain when people first started wearing clothes however, anthropologists give estimates that range between 100,000 to 500,000 years ago. The first clothes were made from natural elements: animal skin and furs, grasses and leaves, and bones and shells. You can read more on The History of Clothing at www.About.com. The nerd in me loves to know the backstory on textiles and such.