Ahh, the coat of all coats, that was first seen walking down the runway in Yeezy, Season 1 and is now sported by the entire Kardashian/Jenner/West clan. I've got to admit, when I first saw Season 1 of Kanye's fashion line, I was unimpressed. His lack of color (he seems to love neutrals) and his overly distressed clothing seemed unappealing and unpleasing to my personal style taste. I personally couldn't understand why someone would want to pay nearly $1,000 for a sweatshirt with a ripped neckline and holes throughout the piece. However, my opinion quickly changed when I came across the Yeezy Season 1 Coach Jacket and Yeezy Season 1 Fur Bomber. Though simple in style, the two jackets stood out from the other pieces in his collection. I believed that the simplicity of the jackets allowed them to be versatile when styled.
Knowing that I would never be able to afford the Yeezy version of the jackets, I began to search for affordable look-alikes. I hit the jacketpot this past week at Forever 21, when I came across not one but two look-alikes of the Yeezy jackets. The Forever 21 version of the Coach Jacket is army green, a popular color for Fall/Winter. Both the collar and the arm cuffs of the coat are black and tan striped, and the jacket (which could be best compared to a longline coat) has a detachable hood for added warmth. The bottom of the jacket features two pull strings to tighten or loosen the coat at the bottom, allowing the coat to have a bubble look when the strings are pulled tightly. If you live where the winters are frigid, this is definitely the perfect coat for you! I'm fairly tall for a girl (5'8) and this coat comes just below my knee. The jacket I purchased is no longer available for sale on Forever21.com, however, I will post a link below with a similar (men's) jacket that is available for purchase. I'd like to add that the Coach Jacket I purchased can be found in the women's section of Forever 21. If you are unable to find one like mine, Forever 21 is running a 50% special on Coach Jackets in store only, which are placed near the sale section of the store.
The Forever 21 version of the Yeezy Season 1 Fur Bomber, is very similar to the original. Black in color, this jacket is lined with detachable black faux fur color and features a diagonal zipper across the front of the jacket. The jacket is actually a men's coat, which is a fact I was unaware of until I brought the coat home. However, the jacket has a slim fit and is not as bulky as a typical men's coat. The best thing about the Forever 21 versions of the pieces was the price. Both jackets were on clearance as part of Forever 21's buy one get one free special that is currently happening in stores only. Both coats were on sale for $19.99, and the BOGO special allowed me to pay only $20 for both of my dream jackets, which was definitely a bargain from the nearly $3,000 price tag a piece of both coats.
Expect to see me styling the jackets in a similar fashion to the Jenner sisters in a later post!
- Chelsea Nicole, The Mod Little Melanin
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The Mod Little Melanin
The Mod Little Melanin
A Fashion Blog by Chelsea Nicole.