By: Rachel Reed
My name is Rachel. I am an artist and mom from Detroit, MI. USA, and a frequent Simple Moderne customer for some time.
Simple Moderne is a fashion retailer with an artist's aesthetic. That's what woke me up one day as I was scrolling through social media and ran across an ad. It was ❤ at first sight! I loved how they played with fit and form and created some pretty unusual shapes and silhouettes. Lots of drapey, capey, poofy, sleek and sculpted styles. I wanted everything but had to take it slow. I was really happy with my growing collection and then winter came with a dilemma. I realized that standard coats were not accommodating all of my funky, punky new shapes, particularly the sleeves. What to do? 🤔🤔🤔
Simple Moderne Amsterdam Punk Wrap In Coat !!!
How to make the Amsterdam Punk Wrap In Coat work in cool- to cold- to punking cold weather.
This coat, on it's own, or combined with the Punky Overcoat, solved all my winter problems. I didn't expect it to. When I received it, it was extremely light weight, and surprisingly warm, but maybe more of a fall coat. As the season wore on, I realized it accommodated every shape and sleeve I had, even bat wings, and I loved how the 3/4 length sleeve would reveal an interesting sleeve underneath, so I started really working this aspect. If the sleeve underneath was shorter, I would add a long glove for coverage or warmth if needed. I could also layer pieces underneath for more warmth or even....on top!
Punky Overcoat !!!
What the punk?
This is such a cool and versatile piece, I got it in both Office Black and Olive green. It is also available in Petroleum (a dark turquoise) or Red Passion.
I wore this over bulky sweaters in the fall, instead of a fall jacket, and over my Amsterdam Punk Wrap In Coat in the winter, for added warmth. I love both the black on black combination or the olive on black for striking color. Add some gloves and a hat, and you're going to be pretty cozy, even in the punking cold temps!
A thing I should mention though, it's not a rain coat, or even a heavy snow coat. It is water resistant, but not water proof. I learned this the hard way in a down pour. It will eventually soak through, although it takes a lot.
I can't even say how many compliments I get on both of these pieces, but especially the coat! Everyone loves 'the kimono coat,' and they should! It's great! Both items are one size fits all for every body.
Special credits to Greg Holden Regan for beautiful backing art.