Yesterday in Soho, I saw this young lady who had self-styled a Woolrich Coat by adding her own panels to the sleeves. I love when people take design into their own hands. The coat’s still great and classic on it’s own – but why not add your own unique detail? It’s great to see a person take some creative initiative with their clothing, and stand away from the crowd.


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  1. Boxer's Adventures

    December 9, 2014 at 10:08 am

    ObSESSION right here.

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  2. 3 by 3 app

    December 9, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Everything about this is fabulous.


  3. rag & bone intern

    December 9, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Oh and can we talk about those shoes!!??

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  4. kelsey

    December 9, 2014 at 10:12 am

    love the unique diy for this coat

  5. From The World With Love

    December 9, 2014 at 10:20 am

    A great Jacket/coat…not so sure with this skirt..but as long as she is happy ..
    Yael Guetta

  6. Mimosas and Me

    December 9, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Very creative. I love it. The panels make it look much more modern

  7. Royal Wang

    December 9, 2014 at 10:24 am

  8. Fashion Snag

    December 9, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Very interesting!

  9. Accidental Icon

    December 9, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Woolrich coats make me feel nostalgic as they remind me of hiking outdoors and the Adirondack Mountains. I still have a green and black watch plaid shorter cut jacket somewhere and I am going to find it and hack off the sleeves and replace them with black leather. As you can see in my last post I am a fan of black leather. Thank you clever girl for the great idea, I can still feel nostalgic but look cool at the same time. And to you of course for being smart enough to take the photo.
    Accidental Icon

  10. Trinity

    December 9, 2014 at 11:07 am

    I’ve not been a fan of that shoe…until now. It was made for her!

    • une chatte grise

      December 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Same here–that shoe/sock/skirt combo is nigh unto perfect.

  11. Liz

    December 9, 2014 at 11:08 am

    love her jacket

  12. Julia

    December 9, 2014 at 11:20 am

  13. ReloadEvolve

    December 9, 2014 at 11:39 am

    She is so cute! love the plaid and the socks in the brogues.

  14. Christian "Tokyo"

    December 9, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Did this with denim and old US camo in 2009 before Ralph Lauren jocked me.

    She’s a doll though! Good shot!

  15. Nico

    December 9, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    What great idea! Really inspiring!

    Casual outfit with jumpsuit and sneakers on lb-lc fashion blog


    December 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Love people who are creative! Should be an inspiration to all of us!

  17. Triinu Ollema

    December 9, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    It’s very cool outfit. I these shoes look so nice with her outfit.
    Good pictures!

  18. Peppermint Dolly

    December 9, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    I love when people at their own flare like this!


  19. adam

    December 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I always love seeing someone adding personal touch to their clothing

  20. vintagestarparis

    December 9, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Hear, hear!
    When I was growing up, I added my own touch to absolutely everything. So did my sisters and most of my girlfriends. It was almost tacky to walk around with “off the rack” clothing that was anyone else could buy. Now, my daughter wouldn’t dream of changing one iota of what she buys…it’s all about looking like the girlfriends. And don’t get me started on faux-aged jeans! I guess I’m just a dinosaur, but seeing this pic I know I’m in good company.

  21. ~ Carmen ~

    December 9, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Fashion is clothes. Style is what you do with them. She’s got style that’s for sure. The coat is fab. :] // â–² â–²

  22. milex

    December 9, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I love the skirt but I am to manly to wear it on my own.

  23. Isa

    December 10, 2014 at 12:31 am

  24. Nichola

    December 10, 2014 at 1:35 am

    YES! to taking initiative with your clothing. Use what you love, make it your own and stand out from the crowd! And at the same time change the world one garment at a time!

  25. carol

    December 10, 2014 at 1:57 am

    love New York fashion – everyone can wear anything with everything and no one stares, no one thinks its silly or what. That’s the right spirit of style and fashion! Priceless

  26. Rude Record

    December 10, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Rude Refashions clothes and upcycles textiles from the point of landfill. I had to giggle when I spotted this because I have just hacked a red/black plaid wool Pendeltone jacket into squares and made a quilt for my daughter for Christmas.

    I love this ladies style. Such sensible shoes for walking the streets of NYC. I am not a big fan of white socks but she pulls the look off. I do love scrunched down socks with brogues.

    I love reading about and being inspired by people who wear upcycled clothing. I have worn clothes from landfill for 6 years 24/7. And love to get inspiration from people like this creative woman.

    Thank you for sharing the joy.

    From RUDE Girl at

  27. arantxa jaramillo

    December 10, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Oh my god !! congrats for this pic !

  28. martine

    December 13, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    She did an amazing job. That not an easy thing to do. i have often thought about switching out the panels on the levees, but thats easier thought of then accomplished. Talented, creative lady. My respect.

  29. Pieter

    December 14, 2014 at 3:00 am

    This is a smartly dresses young lady ,so nice to see a full length skirt and those black shoes really give a dash of seriousness.

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