13 super-cute graphic tees


I recently did a major T-shirt purge—I got a new dresser for my bedroom, and can now fit all of them in one drawer, which is a minor miracle. I feel like I have to be very disciplined about not buying more, but there are some very tempting ones here, and I’m not at all certain I won’t give in and go for one (or two). I usually don’t like faux-vintage band tees, but this Led Zeppelin one is just so classic.

A thermal tee with a Bowie-esque lightning bolt.

This one feels kind of appealingly 70s to me, and I really like the green.

I don’t drink (and if I did, I wouldn’t drink Budweiser) but I love this logo.

A sweetly goofy option.

I like how this looks like an old-school athletic tee.

I think this would look amazing under a black or grey blazer.

Again, I’m making an exception to my no-faux-vintage-band-tees rule, because this is just so iconic.

The embroidered stars here are so nicely graphic.

I like how faded-out the lettering on this one is.

Here’s a kind of sexy option, if a graphic tee can be described as sexy.

This is pleasingly old-school, and I like the longer sleeves.

And finally: a cool embroidered snake.




Make mine faux, part 2


OK, it’s day two of the GOACA survey of faux fur coats and jackets, and we’re starting out with this wide-collared number that reminds me of one Nili Lotan made last year that I was obsessed with.

This brown specimen just looks like it’d be the warmest thing ever.

I like the red on brown here—it’s nicely unexpected and poppy.

Here’s one from Madewell that looks very throw-it-on-and-go.

I like the band collar here, and the Euro-chic vibe.

I dig the army green details here. You could even layer this one under a (roomy) coat.

This one looks really slick and 70s-disco-queen to me, in a good way.

And this reminds me of something you’d unearth in a vintage store.

This Isabel Marant Etoile coat is reversible, and marked down too.

Another really cozy option that would look great layered over a hoodie.


I’d wear this cocoon coat to the office, if I still went to an office.

Is this zebra print jacket too much? I couldn’t decide. But I do think it’s fun.

Another hoodie, in a very good blue.

A very chic, streamlined option from Donna Karan.

And why not a camel faux fur, I ask you?

This long bomber has a casual luxe vibe that I’m liking.


Make mine faux, part 1


There are so many fantastic faux fur coats and jackets out there—more than there even were this time last year, when I thought there were a ton—that I had no choice but to make this a two-parter. I love faux fur: it’s insanely warm, and fun to wear too, and the faker-looking the better in my book. I think this grey coat is just impossibly glam.

And I like the hoodie action on this one.

I really like the front patch pockets on this one from Alex Mill.

The black buttons really pop here, and I dig the streamlined silhouette.

This striped number from Kule is just really a kick.

This is a faux fur down-filled puffer, which is kind of genius. It also comes in a number of good colors, though I’m partial to the black.

A double-breasted coat with a satisfyingly nubby texture.

This just looks desperately cozy.

This trucker jacket has a nicely retroish feel, what with the faux leather details and that excellent 1960s olive hue.

This coat is a dead ringer for this much pricier one from R13. It also comes in extended sizes.

I love the shagginess of this Helmut Lang number, which is nicely marked down.


This faux Mongolian lamb jacket is so lady rock star. I also love how shaggy it is.

OK, this jacket is kind of too much, but in a good way, I think.

This one-button coat is water-repellent, which is pretty great, and it’s got nicely sophisticated lines.

I love the dusty rose color of this almost menswearish choice.

A cute little peacoat that I could see throwing on in the morning to walk the dogs.

And here’s a more dressed-up (and splurgy) peacoat with chic three-quarter sleeves.

Here’s a well-priced jacket in a very elegant grey.

And speaking of elegant, this quilted specimen looks very Uptown Lady to me.




Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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