DownEast Basics is an online clothing retailer that specializes in affordable clothing and accessories (most items are less than $60) in both classic and contemporary styles. The line can be found at their own brick and mortar locations in the west and southwestern US and also via their own online shop.
After taking a look at the line for the first time, the first thing I noticed was how well the pieces appeal to the fashion sensibilities of women of all ages. The cuts are current, yet modest, and can be styled to create fun and flirty or more demure and modest looks. Most pieces are available in pretty, muted colors that would work well in fall and winter wardrobes. The new arrivals section is currently filled with lots of great looking winter appropriate pieces such as coats, jackets, and jeans. Also available are a number of short sleeve tops, skirts and even clothing in kids sizes.
Here’s just a few current pieces from the website that caught my eye:
I recently had the opportunity to try out a clothing item from the DownEast Basics Holiday 2010 collection and picked up their Oh La La Overcoat ($42.99) in pumice stone (pictured below right).
As soon as I saw the jacket I began noticing how much care to detail was taken in both the design and construction of the piece. There are so many super cute details on the jacket that I immediately fell in love with! A few highlights: a subtle pastel floral trim inside the jacket at seams, a fully detachable hood, military style shoulder flaps with buttons, a very unique collar, removable waist belt…. sooooo many great details that I just wasn’t expecting. The jacket itself is also super soft (making it easy to move around in) and also nice and warm without being too bulky or heavy. Definitely will be one of my favorite pieces to wear this winter!
Want to pick up an Oh La La Overcoat of your very own? Or perhaps you’d like to add a cute new skirt or top to your wardrobe? One of you will be getting a cute new DownEast Basics piece delivered right to your doorstep: enter below for your chance to win!
DownEast Basics is generously offering one reader a clothing item of their choice from their new arrivals section.
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Giveaway winner: Cherry Blossoms
**I was provided with the product mentioned in this post free of charge. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post & was not obligated to give a positive review of the product. All opinions expressed here are mine. **