Researching Style: The Beige Coat

If you read my post earlier this week, you know I'm making my travel wardrobe for an upcoming trip. First up, my jacket. So here's the debate: keep my jacket muslin as the real deal, or make it out of more exciting fabric? My muslin is beige stretch canvas, but I'm thinking more and more about using it as the final fabric. But is that boring?

To prove to myself that it isn't, I started looking up stylish ladies in beige jackets. Now, most of these are traditional trench coats and mine won't be, but either way, I think my point has been proven. I think I can pull this off in beige, especially in Paris, where classic understated style always wins over a flash in the pan.

What do you think? Would you rock a beige jacket? Am I insane for trying this?

From top to bottom:

Charlize Theron
Audrey Hepburn
Gwyneth Paltrow
Kate Bosworth
Alexa Chung
Sophia Loren
Kate Moss
Anna Karina
Kirsten Dunst
Catherine Deneuve
Bridget Bardot
Kate Middleton