We could not have asked for more appropriate weather during our recent trip to New York City. It was still warm when we left Charleston, but sure enough, we got our first taste of coat-ready temperatures as soon as we landed in NY! I have to admit, it took me a while to decide which coat to wear first during our launch celebration—I’ve been so eager to slip into every single one! Ultimately, I opted for the most undeniably Gal Meets Glam Collection-inspired style: the toggle-button Annelise coat in the loveliest blush and blue plaid. These colors are brand signatures for us, so wearing this coat felt like a celebration all in itself.
If you’ve been following along with each Gal Meets Glam Collection launch over the last year and a half, you know that we aren’t afraid to have fun with our designs. We pride ourselves in staying true to our classic aesthetic, but I also love dreaming up charming details, colorful patterns, and unique touches for our Collection month after month. Sometimes, all it takes is a well-placed ruffle, a subtle bow, or unexpected pockets to make sure that even our most classic styles feel special and like “us.” The toggle buttons of our Annelise coat create a timeless feel, while the plaid instantly brightens any day.
This was the first time that the influencer friends who joined us for the week got to take their favorite coats for a spin, and I loved seeing the unique ways they styled them! For a comfortable look, I paired my Annelise coat with a Demylee sweater, my favorite pair of Madewell jeans (similar pair here), and Tretorn sneakers for a brisk walk and some sightseeing in between activities. It felt so special and surreal to be back in NYC for the first time since June, especially considering how much our lives have changed since then! I jumped at every opportunity I could find to get outside for a few minutes and soak in the bustling city that I’ve come to love so much. It was the perfect place to celebrate the newest additions to Gal Meets Glam Collection! If you haven’t browsed the new coat styles yet, you can find them all here. We also rounded up more of our favorite looks from our launch celebration here.