How about we look at some raincoats?


petite raincoat

It has warmed up in New York—I’ll give the weather credit for that—but the forecast shows showers for much of this week. This makes me just unspeakably cranky, and makes me want to buy one of those seasonal affective disorder lamps  I’ve heard about, but I’d also settle for a really good new  raincoat, like this classic from Le Petit Bateau. I dig the striped lining.

north face raincoat

This one from North Face sort of straddles the aesthetic line between raincoat and trench, which I like.

apc raincoat

A splurgy-but-perfect option from A.P.C.

j crew raincoat

And why not a cute pink one?

levis raincoat

This one dips lower in the back, which is useful when it’s really wet out.

kenna raincoat

A longer option, in a nice cheery blue.

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Another absolutely classic choice, from Stutterheim.

stutter raincoat

This is from Stutterheim too, and the pastel blue is right on trend, and it is nicely marked down.

barbour raincoat


You can never go wrong with a Barbour jacket—they really brave the elements.


Another good blue here, and a hood that looks like it would keep you seriously dry.

pendelton raincoat

This is from Pendelton, and it has excellent Pendelton-style stripes inside the hood.

barbour striped

Or you could go for an even more striped raincoat.

aqua raincoat

This is packable, which is handy.

fisher raincoat

I like the shorter sleeves here.

sosken raincoat

This is kind of a poncho hybrid, which is cool.

Top 5 of the week: shopping Anine Bing


bing dress

Anine Bing is an L.A.-based brand that’s been on my radar for a while now. They make what I’d call fashiony classics—sophisticated, well-cut, youthful-but-still-appropriate pieces. This silk dress is such a good grown-up take on a hippie-girl frock. Here is a top with the same cute print.

bing blouse

This sheer-sleeved blouse is sexy in a very appealing, restrained way.

bing blazer

This schoolboy blazer comes in a few colors, but I like this bright, poppy red.

bing top

A very sweet star-print top that I’d wear with black jeans.

bing tatiana

This shirt is so totally right out my playbook. I actually really like the way it’s styled here (though I’d tuck it) with the black bra peeking out.

I’m going to go out on a limb and call platforms a classic


k jacques

Platforms aren’t really having a moment especially, and it took some looking to find enough for a post, but I sort of think they never go out of style. And for those of you who, like me, enjoy the idea of height without pain, they are simply indispensable in the warmer months. This pair from K Jacques is a little less walkable than some of the others here, but I think they’re highly wearable and pretty timeless.

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These remind me of a pair of No 6 clog sandals I used to own, except for the cork sole.

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A white shoe is always really chic, and I like that this one has studs instead of staples.

cole platform

This is more of a wedge than a platform, really, but I’m allowing it because I think it’s pretty sexy in a subtle way.

hasbeens platforms

This is the kind of platform you could traverse the city in.

& other platform

Here is a well-priced pair that stops just short of being clunky.

edelman platform

I like the dusty rose hue here.

soludos platform

Such a good, summery option.

splendid platform

These could be dressed way up, but I’d wear them with jeans too.

mia platform

Red sandals are an easy way to add a hit of color to whatever your outfit is.

coclico platform

Were I not still trying to spend less, I’d buy these in an instant: they would go with everything.

kork platform

I love Kork-Ease sandals—they’re so comfortable—and while this one comes in a few more subdued tones, I’m digging the poppy pink.

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Another pair of Kork-Ease, in an easy neutral.


This slingback is positively office-worthy.

tucker platform

These are kind of fun and retroish without looking costumey.

flaire platform

And these are just pretty funky.



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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