Winter Femme: Winter 2012 Outerwear by Express

Confession: I am a lover of EXPRESS. My boyfriend and I, nine times out of ten, will spend 40+ minutes in an Express if it’s within walking distance. I am totally drawn to their tendency to err on the side of “bold & graphic” and their prices fall right in my line of vision… especially during one of their many, many sales.

I also have a soft spot for EXPRESS because my very first pair of flares came from there, way back in 1999 or whatever. They were the first pants I ever wore that were, you know, fitted at all! Very exciting stuff.

The winter collection has just been released and as usual, I like it. There are lots of saturated reds and purples mixed with light, champagne-colored silks and sheer stuff. Oh, plus leather & faux fur, which you can’t really go wrong with. I was particularly excited about a lot of the outerwear I saw in their new arrivals.

Plus their outerwear is all 30% off today, so that might have swayed me a little.

Faux Fur

I really like their furry offerings this year. The coat on the left – the pink one with the amber-colored fur – went directly onto my wishlist as soon as I saw it. I have a penchant for very sweet, girly coats and this one’s vintage stench is driving me crazy.

Left: Faux Fur Trimmed Puff-Sleeve Coat, $117.60; Right: Fur Trimmed Wool Blend Toggle Coat, $89.60.

Vibrant Colors

Before you start side-eyeing me about putting a grey coat above the words “vibrant” and “color” – please just know that grey is one of my favorite colors, and a the perfect shade of grey on a coat can make it stick out in a city of concrete, trust me! The saturated plum color is agonizingly appealing, as well.

Left: Wool Blend Military Trench, $138.60; Rib Trimmed Wool Blend Coat, $138.60.

Where did you get your winter coat? If you don’t have one, what are you looking for?


PS – Much love from our team to anyone in Sandy’s way. Please stay safe! We are sending good thoughts and all that crap. 

Lindsay Ginn

Livin' in your basement, eatin' your canned foods.

  • Daryl Zakary

    Really these are very sexy and stylish winter collection. I think, these are really for you. Also i like it. But best for you.