Etro: The Prints of Paisley
Getting dressed on a drizzly day is tedious. You pick clothes that are functional, and not beautiful. And even if you do create a cute outfit, you hide it with water-resistant outerwear.
Ugh. A raincoat. Such a practical garment. Usually cut in such blah colors. Or so I thought...
This incredible printed raincoat is by Etro. Known for their paisley prints, Etro has been one of my favorite Italian designer labels for years. When I lived in Florence, I used to drool all over their display windows. Their window dressers are pattern-mixing virtuosos.
Because it's so outlandish, I feel like I could wear this coat anywhere, for any occasion. Like a cocktail party. With a slip-dress underneath, it would give just the right Escaping Adulteress vibe. And when if I spilled anything on myself, the coated cotton wipes clean.
Here are a few of my favorite Etro pieces: