To socialize or talk informally preferably over a drink. Word forms: 3rd person singular present tense hobnobs, present participle hobnobbing, past tense, past participle hobnobbed.
But honestly. Hobnob is a safe space for women who prefer iced coffee over a perfectly curated wardrobe. It’s a daycare center for women who are intrigued by trends, but also don’t care. It is an open bar for those who swear on vintage Chanel and whose pension funds hang in their closets.
The warm fall we’ve been having has left a lot to ask for in terms of good outerwear.
Bare legs and thin blazers are great, but after a long spring and summer, at least I feel like it’s about God damn time to layer up.
I am at that point where I am ready to spend my days sweating just to be able to wear all my good coats. Crazy, huh? Oh, the things I do for fashion.
So, what coats are happening for autumn you may wonder. Or we actually know you wonder, because you’ve been asking us. So, let’s do categories.
Linn wearing a J.W Anderson trench coat.
I have never met a trenchcoat I didn’t like. Trench coats is the ultimate transitional garment in my opinion. Great for all seasons. Great to play layering-up with. Great to play Inspector Gadget in. The list goes on.
Fanny wearing a Remain leather coat.
The fringe jacket is back. And it’s terribly hurt by all the things you said about it after the last time it was in mode. Seriously.
Linn wearing a vintage fringe jacket.
This season it’s all about the wide shoulder coats. The bigger the better, which is great news for all your chunky knits – I mean how many times have you not felt like a stuffed sausage? Or is it just me? OK.
Fanny wearing a vintage Valentino jacket.
Fanny wearing an H&M teddy jacket.
Linn wearing a Loewe faux fur.
Did you know that it was Fendi who introduced the fun fur? Karl Lagerfeld took the back then really old-fashioned fur coats and made them colorful and playful. We have so much to thank him for. I guess we don’t need to thank him for making killing animals for their fur cool though. So let’s say we’ll keep the furs in our closets faux?
Fanny wearing a vintage men’s coat.
I have always had a thing for oversized outerwear. Ever since I was a kid. And this season is no different. I am gonna go as far as saying that if you only get one new coat this season, make it a vintage one from the men’s section. Seriously. They don’t make coats like they once used to anymore. Vintage women’s coats are great, but the men’s coats were really made to last in a completely different way. Which says a lot about how why our shopping behavior is what it is right now in women’s fashion.
A few tips when you go vintage shopping for fall coats to bring along with you.
Linn wearing a Saks Potts leather coat.
Versatile leather pieces are one of this season’s biggest trend. A good leather piece is an investment and should be treated as one both before purchase and after. Which means: ask yourself, how will I wear this? Am I more of a trench gal or do I need a short shirt version to layer under other jackets?
Linn wearing a Toteme leather jacket.
But I also appreciate a good layering situation with a leather shirt underneath a wool blazer or a trenchcoat. It’s just a great way to bring thinner outerwear into the winter season (eventually!! please chill right?).
I am both. Shocker. I love wearing a leather trench coat as a statement piece, I mean, I don’t need much more than that? For all everyone else know I could be naked underneath. I never am though. Too sweatty.
Fanny Ekstrand is a writer, creative consultant and founder of Hobnob. She says she is the master of vintage shopping and knows all the pasta dishes in the world.
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