It’s no secret that I adore Carine Roitfeld (a woman who epitomizes style, success, and sex appeal at any age)—so when news of her Fall 2016 collection with Uniqlo came out, I (obviously) set up a reminder on my phone. Her style is impeccable. The partnership with Uniqlo is genius. The collection is everything you’d expect from the person and company combined: Featured are Carine’s signature pieces at an affordable price point, and wearable for women. And I mean women, all ages. Not just the typical, millennial demographic.
These are the pieces I’m hoping to pick up:
It wouldn’t be a collection by Carine without a full-length, leopard-print coat. If I were in my mid-thirties I’d be brave enough (and mature enough) to pull off such a statement coat without looking like a little girl trying on her mother’s clothes. (For reference: I look like I’m 16 sans makeup; with makeup, I look like I’m 20 tops.) One does not just wear a leopard fur coat and expect to look chic: one has to earn the right to wear one.
Another Carine staple, actualized. The silhouette is a breath of fresh air amongst a sea of riveted, uber-masculine motorcycle jackets. I love the subdued cut: It’s feminine, it’s flattering (that neckline and belt!), it’s a must.
I could blame the temperature drop for my current coat predilection, but you really can’t look elsewhere for good coats. It’s Carine, for goodness’ sake, and it’s Uniqlo craftsmanship. The coats are bound to be good. I love the tuxedo vibe of this double-breasted jacket; again, it’s a feminine take on a classic menswear piece.
Last jacket, promise—but it’s SUCH a good one. If there’s one piece you buy from this collection, let this faux fur bomber be it. It’s Carine. It’s chic. It’s a modern staple. I want to wear this over my Brazilian catsuits after a bachata social as much as I want to wear it with a black pencil skirt and tights (in true Roitfeld fashion) to work.
The black blouse you’ve been looking for all your life and finally found. That tie-waist and cutout neckline are the details that take a basic top to the next level.
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