>How’s the weather holding out where you are? It’s been just a little nippy here, but I admit I can’t wait for the rain! I hope we get more! Here are some lovely jackets and coats from Fall and Winter 1939-1940 that might inspire you for your winter wardrobe.
I particularly love the jackets at the top. I actually have two in my vintage wardrobe and have a picture of one- though I paired it with a mix match of different 30s pieces and don’t have the head to toe accurate look going on. The cut is so nice on these jackets and I love the little pleated (or darted) shoulders and the stripes and plaids! The look seems to have been most prevalent from 1938-early 1941. Both that I have are a rougher weave- like a tweed- with a bit of fleck in the fabric. They’re getting harder to find, but you could always try your hand at making one. This pattern from Past Patterns (which actually probably dates from late 1937-1939) would get you the look. There’s also a few original vintage patterns around the internet for sale right now. Try here and here.
You could also get a similar look from jackets made in the 1970s. I’ve seen many in thrift stores that would pass if you changed out the buttons for more vintage ones!