Midge Maisel

If you haven’t seen the utterly charming The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a new scripted series from Amy Sherman Palladino (of Gilmore Girls fame) on Amazon, please stop everything you’re doing and start watching it immediately. I’m serious. This post will be here waiting to help you create your dream closet as soon as you’ve binged all eight episodes and you emerge from the sassy, snappy fantasy.

I could write several posts about Midge Maisel’s wardrobe (and in fact, I just might). The entire aesthetic of her 1950s New York experience makes me swoon, including her ridiculous beauty routine after her husband falls asleep and her lingerie-clad drunk meltdowns. But it’s her outerwear that is the most captivating, a seemingly endless supply of statement coats and jackets that practically punctuates every episode.

According to The Cut, costume designer Donna Zakowska based the pink cocoon coat from the first episode on pieces from the pages of mid-century French Vogue. Her other outfit toppers are always an eye-catching color, in a luxe fabric, and often have interesting sleeves, sometimes elbow or 3/4 in length. In true tv fantasy, she always seems to have the right coat for every occasion and somehow makes running around the city look completely effortless.

As we pull ourselves out of the doldrums of winter and push puffy coats to the back of our closets, embrace Midge Maisel as the perfect plus size spring outerwear inspiration.

1ELOQUII Flare Sleeve Jacquard Coat

Although we didn’t see Midge in many, if any, prints, I feel like she would totally approve of this option from ELOQUII, especially because of the flared elbow-length sleeves and the punchy green in the floral print. Perhaps as the show moves through seasons and into the 1960s, we’ll see her embrace more prints.

ELOQUII Flare Sleeve Jacquard Coat – $76.99 (on sale)

Sarah Conley is a veteran content creator and marketing consultant from Fayetteville, Arkansas. After publishing her first blog, Style It, for over 10 years, she launched Rascal Honey in early 2018 to offer a fresh perspective on style. Her writing has appeared on Time, Teen Vogue, The Huffington Post, Glamour, and Lucky. She's also appeared in tv interviews on CNBC, Fox News, Great Day Washington, The Huffington Post Live, and People Now. She's worked as a social media consultant for the past nine years, helping fashion & beauty brands like MAC Cosmetics, NARS, Prescriptives, Origins, David Yurman, ELOQUII, ellos, Nine West, Clé de Peau Beauté, Diane von Furstenberg, and many more create meaningful communities online. When she's not writing about style or shopping for makeup at Sephora, she's cheering on the Arkansas Razorbacks and perfecting her guacamole recipe.

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