44 In Style

Turn Up The Volume

 

Like most of what I wear, this Delpozo coat was a love at first sight piece.  I’m not really the girl you come to for capsule wardrobe advice.  I AM the girl you come to for heart-stopping statement items!  I subscribe to the theory that if you only buy what you really, really love, it will all go together, almost as if by magic.   The passion for your style is the thread that keeps it together and makes it work.  Back to this coat…  Loud colour? Check.  SERIOUSLY voluminous statement sleeves?  Check.  Looking both retro and modern at the same time? Check.  On sale? Check.  DELPOZO to boot?  Add to cart, baby.

Slider Delpozo coat

To me, this coat looks like something a 1950’s screen star would wear; it has that generous cocoon shape that was so popular back then.  The bright shocking pink colour was also popular in the 50s.  I’ve only recently come around to wearing baby pink, but this fuchsia or shocking pink has been in my wardrobe since the 1980s.  It is one of my most favourite colours (like a cold red, really).  Fashion is awash with deeply impractical statement sleeves these days, but I love the twist that these are on a coat rather than a blouse.

I decided not to wear any other colour today, and put a simple white shift dress underneath so the coat could do all the talking… or in this case, shouting.  I wish I had some fuchsia shoes, but I settled for my trusty multicoloured go-with-everything glitter heels (glitter is a neutral in my world) which do have some fuchsia glitter in them.  A matching fuchsia clutch and a fuchsia feather earring, and I was ready to  go about my business and take some photos along the way.

Kors dress, Delpozo coatApologies for the Napoleon pose (eye roll). I blame the sleeves.

 

Now, the Spanish house of Delpozo has been around since the 1970s, but like Gucci, it has had a huge revival in the past few years since the genius Joseph Font was appointed as creative director.   He is an architect by training, and you can really see that in his designs and in the materials he uses.   He creates bold statement silhouettes, and the fabrics he uses are heavy and stiff so that they hold their shape.  He is Spanish, and like the most famous Spanish couturier, Cristobal Balenciaga, the love of volume and drama seems to be in his DNA.  In fact, this pink coat could almost pass for a vintage Balenciaga.  Joseph Font embellishes like no other and uses sequins the size of golf balls, so it will not surprise you to know that I am positively loco for Delpozo.  The Winter 2016 collection, full of colourful floral and sequin embellishment, is the one where I completely lost my mind.  I mean, look at these gloves, and the shape of that coat.  I might have screamed.

Vogue Delpozo volume coatphoto credit: Vogue

I’m crazy about coats like some people are crazy about handbags… probably because I live in a climate where I can wear one most months of the year.  Since I love statement dressing, statement coats (like this and this) feature heavily in my closet.  It makes me sad to cover up fabulous clothes with a boring coat.  If you don’t own a statement coat that brings you joy, prowl the sales and see if you can find one.  I’ve included a few of my top picks below.  Choose something in your favourite colour(s), something that makes you stop and stare, and something with details you’ll never tire of.  I’ll leave you with a few more photos of my favourite fuchsia find.  Keep me posted if you fall in love with a statement coat in the sales like I did!

DETAILS
Coat- Delpozo
Sunglasses- Le Specs
Shoes- previous season J. Crew
Dress- previous season Michael Kors
Clutch- Ebay
Lipstick: Mac Girl About Town
Earring- Hillier Bartley

Here is a selection of statement coats, ALL in the sale, that have caught my eye lately.  There aren’t many sizes left, as usual with sale items, so may luck be with you. The faux fur red white and black striped one is my favourite!

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  • Reply
    Ursula in Cádiz
    August 6, 2017 at 2:51 PM

    That coat is to DIE for <3 I agree with your exhortation to go out and buy something colourful. A British winter is drab enough without insisting on wearing a great swathe of black every day.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 7, 2017 at 9:06 PM

      You’re SO RIGHT, Ursula! Who needs to see black clothing on a dark wet miserable day? Shocking pink is just the ticket. xx

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    No Fear of Fashion
    August 6, 2017 at 3:10 PM

    Oh yes, oh yes, definitely yes. Love it. I own a fuchsia coat which is wide and balloony. Love it. It just lacks your fab sleeves. Now…if you need long gloves with it… I know this fab shop in Paris: http://www.alexandrasojfer.com
    You know.. the one of my “Paris necklace”.
    Love your faux crocodile Miu Miu coat as well. And those boots you wear with them.
    I am all for statement clothes. Although I am not as bold as you are, I always choose such items as well. Items that jump at you. And I beg to differ with your belief that everything goes well together if you just buy such things. I find that I have a wardrobe full of items that compete with each other: “Look at me!!!” “No, look at me! ME. ME!”
    Anyway I don’t think I am going to change, so better buy some plain pieces to let those statement clothes shine.
    Greetje

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 7, 2017 at 9:05 PM

      You know, I was thinking about gloves with this coat. It would be amazing for cooler weather or for an evening. I’m scared to go anywhere near your store in Paris (which means OF COURSE I will go!). You are great at statement dressing too; I can see you buy with passion. Hahaha, I do find most of my stuff goes together, but I do have some quiet versatile pieces (like the white dress under this coat) that can go with anything. xx

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    No Fear of Fashion
    August 6, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    By the way… I am so in love with the Mary Katrantzou coat…. ooooh how lovely. But still out of my league. The black and white (blue and white) horizontally striped one is also gobsmacking (Dolce?). And yes the furry red, white, black would be on my list too, but I am not so sure how it would look on me. I want to win the lottery.
    Greetje

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 7, 2017 at 9:00 PM

      I want to win the lottery too, Greetje! I’d be wearing Delpozo and Gucci all day… and I’d buy those silver Swarovski Saint Laurent boots that I literally dream about. xx

  • Reply
    Vivian Perry
    August 6, 2017 at 6:06 PM

    What A Fabulous Coat! And you look Wonderful! and The Design Museum! And California exhibit! (or why it’s hard to wear coats here 😉 )

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 7, 2017 at 8:57 PM

      Thanks, Vivian! Yes the Design Museum is a real treat… it just opened recently after being under construction for.ever. xx

  • Reply
    Nancy
    August 6, 2017 at 6:11 PM

    Fabulous! I never heard of the designer. But it is a fabulous coat!

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 7, 2017 at 8:56 PM

      Thank you, Miss Nancy! xx

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    RetroChicMama
    August 6, 2017 at 6:45 PM

    Well I adore Balenciaga & Gucci & statement sleeves so just add your boy Delpozo to the list & I’m done!
    Lisa as much as I love this coat it was the shock & awe of your choice of pairing it with white that blew my mind! Brava Style Queen!

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 7, 2017 at 8:56 PM

      Thank you, Michelle. I’m so glad you like this! I do too, quite honestly. xx

  • Reply
    Moya
    August 6, 2017 at 8:47 PM

    Leopard print shoes would go beautifully with that fabulous coat.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 7, 2017 at 8:54 PM

      Yes! You’re so right. That would be a great 1950’s era thing to wear with it! xx

  • Reply
    melissa
    August 6, 2017 at 10:12 PM

    You completely ROCK this coat! You KNOW love pink and while I haven’t been all over the statement sleeve this season- I could die for them on this coat. The shape of the entire coat is just perfection. Since we moved out west, my statement cots have moved to the back of my closet. This makes me LONG to break them back out as well as grab a new one! That Matchesfashion black one with the pink faux fur collar is seriously just screaming my name. I recognized those JCrew pumps! I love their shoes so much. That white dress is fab as well. How ever did you find that clutch in the EXACT color of the coat?? Simply amazing.
    ~Melissa

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      melissa
      August 7, 2017 at 3:38 PM

      Also- note to self: “Stop trying to comment on your phone.” Egads!

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 7, 2017 at 8:54 PM

      Oh, thanks so very much, Melissa! Yes, that Shrimps coat is pretty fabulous; I love nearly everything that brand does. And Delpozo… I could just live in that brand too. Can you believe I had this hot pink patent clutch already? I bought several from Ebay in various bright colours and I wear them all to death (on the blog and in real life). I think they were about £12 each?!? I see you shocking the locals with your statement coats soon! xx

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        melissa
        August 9, 2017 at 3:57 PM

        Oh- and shocked they shall be when I waltz down the aisles of Utah’s “Smith’s” grocery store in my over the top, luxurious statement coat. It’ll be all the talk in town for weeks. 😀 (I think there might be a good IG pic in there somewhere!) And- EBAY?! Good Lord- I am so missing the boat- I never even look on Ebay anymore. Thanks for the tip!

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          Lisa
          August 9, 2017 at 6:06 PM

          I think that sounds like a GREAT Instagram post… a statement coat in the produce section. We’ve talked about doing a blog post like that before, but I’ve not done it yet (needs to be a REALLY OTT outfit). My local grocery store is downstairs from Net-A-Porter, so no one bats an eye if you’re fashion forward in there! Yeah, Ebay! Sometimes you can still find a gem or two on there. Ebay and Etsy are good when you are looking for something very specific. Happy hunting! xx

  • Reply
    josep-maria
    August 7, 2017 at 8:11 AM

    I love the volume and the original design of this coat. The color is also beautiful. It is a spectacular, beautiful and modern garment with sleeves that are like design jewels. A wonderful look, elegant and colorful. The dress also impresses by its elegance and simplicity. The combination of both garments and their personal style make up a fantastic outfit. A wonderful post.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 7, 2017 at 8:50 PM

      Thank you so much, Josep-Maria. Being Spanish, I bet you really have an appreciation for Balenciaga and Delpozo! xx

  • Reply
    Suzy Turner
    August 7, 2017 at 4:27 PM

    That coat is freaking amazing on you, Lisa! The colour, the way out shape, the length – it’s just perfect! Unfortunately, although I love them and do buy them fairly often, coats aren’t needed for as much of the year here in the Algarve as in the UK lol. I wish it was a little cooler so I could wear mine a bit more often (like my new black suede jacket which is to die for!) but most of the year they just hang in the wardrobe eyeing me up every now and again!!! 😉
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner
    Yogadocious

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 7, 2017 at 8:49 PM

      Thanks so much, Suzy! I adore this coat too. Yes, I can see you don’t have much of a need for coats living where you live! I’m sure you have a killer collection of warmer weather clothes. xx

  • Reply
    Chloe
    August 7, 2017 at 7:18 PM

    This coat looks so gorgeous on you! I love the sleeves and the bold color! It’s definitely perfect for the Summer! 🙂

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/skylar-body-natural-perfume/

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 7, 2017 at 8:47 PM

      Thanks so much, Chloe! xx

  • Reply
    LA CONTESSA
    August 7, 2017 at 11:26 PM

    AND IT IS LINEN……………I did not GET THAT from the photo!!!!!!!!!
    THANK GOD MY SIZE IS SOLD OUT or we would have been TWINS!
    THE COAT IS YOU!!!!!!
    A FANTASTIC BUY!
    XX

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 8, 2017 at 2:32 PM

      Yep, a nice heavy and stiff linen. Keep checking on Net A Porter, they often get returns on sale stuff… you never know! I’d love to be twins with you, lady. xx

  • Reply
    Troy Colbert
    August 8, 2017 at 3:51 PM

    Another fabulous post! You are able to pull off fuschia AND black with equal ease. I’m telling all my female friends to check you out because you make fashion look effortless (even though it isn’t!)

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM

      Thanks so much, sweetie! Glad you like! xx

  • Reply
    Abby@Midlifecrisisnut
    August 8, 2017 at 11:25 PM

    Looking absolutely fabulous in your statement coat, Lisa! What a beauty! And that Napoleon pose comment – so funny! xx Abby

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 9, 2017 at 6:01 PM

      Thank you, Abby. I don’t realise what a total poser I look like in photos until I see them later. Clearly, I am not cut out for modelling! 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    Ann
    August 9, 2017 at 12:15 PM

    Lisa, your style isn’t mine — but damn, girl! It is fabulous on your blonde good looks. This is such a great look for you; that glorious color makes you glow like a diamond.

    And your multiple statement coats above are all gorgeous.

    BTW, you’re such a good writer, meaning you express wonderfully your intelligence and wit.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 9, 2017 at 6:04 PM

      Thank you, Ann! I’m so glad you like this. I adore this coat; I went weak in the knees the moment I spotted it in the sale. Thank you for your VERY kind comment on my writing; I really appreciate that so much. 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    jacqui
    August 11, 2017 at 11:39 PM

    Woah! that’s a real statement coat – superb colour and you’re going to get noticed in that! Nice to see this on your blog – many thanks. Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstyish.com

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 14, 2017 at 11:56 AM

      Thank you so much, Jacqui. I’m glad you like it! xx

  • Reply
    Jacket Society
    August 12, 2017 at 6:14 PM

    Beautiful coat! What a fab statement piece. Looks great on you.
    Nora

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 14, 2017 at 11:55 AM

      Thank you so much, lovely Nora. xx

  • Reply
    thestylesplash
    August 13, 2017 at 11:01 AM

    Absolutely gorgeous coat Lisa, and so you! I love the statement sleeves – so much easier to wear on a coat than a top, because it’s virtually impossible to wear a coat over them. I have coats in many different colours, I like to think of them as consolation for living in a country with crap weather. Every cloud…

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 14, 2017 at 11:55 AM

      Thank you, Emma! I agree, it is a huge pain to wear a coat over a generous sleeve… it is so uncomfortable. I like your thinking that good bright coats are a consolation for living in a place with bad weather. Any excuse to justify another coat! xx

  • Reply
    Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    August 13, 2017 at 8:14 PM

    Wow, Lisa! That coat is amazing! You are looking so gorg & glam!!!!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 14, 2017 at 11:53 AM

      Thank you so much, Dawn Lucy! xx

  • Reply
    Theresa Campbell
    August 14, 2017 at 1:30 PM

    Hi Lisa. Found your blog through Patti’s Visible Monday and I had to come over and gush over this amazing coat. You are so right that it has a classic Hollywood glamour vibe. And that color! As soon as I saw it the first thing that came to mind was the color avant garde designer Schiaparelli popularized back in the day. A pink so hot, it was called shocking. Such a bold and beautiful shade. You wear it well.
    Because I’ve been living in Florida, I don’t have much chance to wear cool statement coats. And this beauty makes me wish I lived in a cooler climate!

    Theresa
    http://www.vintagestylefiles.com

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 16, 2017 at 3:37 PM

      Hi Theresa! I’m so pleased you like this as much as I do 🙂 I’m insane about Schiaparelli; I think I was born in the wrong decade. Oh, yes, you wouldn’t have much need for a coat in Florida, would you… that’s the price you pay for so much glorious sunshine! xx

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