My sister-in-law is a woman who manages to pull off the holy grail of style: she looks amazing in a parka and Chukka boots. Part Jean Seberg, part J. Crew Collection, her fashion statement is truly genius in that it's an anti-fashion statement. In tribute to her low-fuss, all-American sensibility, I'm seriously considering investing in this twist on a fall wardrobe staple: the Gadwall Parka by Pierrepont Hicks.
Mildly obsessed with the utilitarian-chic details: adjustable Velcro cuffs (because I like to roll up my sleeves to three-quarter-length when it's not super-cold out), six outside pockets (for those days when I'm attempting to go bagless), and, best of all, a nylon-and-wool lining utilizing fabric from the Faribault Woolen Mill Co. in Minnesota. (Side note: I've got my eye on one of their blankets for holiday gift giving—possibly this heathered beauty.) And what could be spunkier than Pierrepont Hicks' canary-yellow Chukka with a pair of slim-cut cords? We'll call it my Yolanda Look.
(Source: Pierrepont Hicks)