1 November 2020

Winter Coat Edit

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The time has come to start talking about winter coats. My jackets and mac's need an upgrade to some warmer threads. I'm swapping 4 coats in to what's shaping up to be my winter capsule. My intention is not to buy any new coats this year. A sensible idea I think as it seems we are about to be asked/told to 'Stay Home'. It really doesn't look like it's worth adding to this area of my wardrobe. In fact it sounds as though it's time to top up the loungewear! Anyway, I digress - back to the order of the day, outerwear. I have had some fun experimenting with coats over the past few years.....mainly on the premise that during the colder months the only thing of note that people see on you in is your coat (and boots perhaps?). I've tested different styles and shapes.....patterns and checks as well going a little overboard on lots of different colours too. Last winter I was just totally overwhelmed by my choices which ended in my having a huge cull and going back to basics. I put a lot of that down to finding this little Nicole Fahri gem in TK Maxx.

This is hands down my favourite coat. It just suits my lifestyle so perfectly. It's an oversized classic black coat in boiled wool that's not lined. Just the right style for accommodating chunkier knitwear and a great length and fabric weight for dapping in and out of the car. It puts a smile on my face every time I wear......and let's face it that's what clothes should be all about! I think an oversized black or navy style is a superb starting point for anyone's winter coat collection. If I was looking to replace it (heaven forbid!) I've spied this gorgeous alternative......

Mango coat it comes in a brown check and grey tweed too!
10% 0ff with MANGOLIKESYOU

I'll be the first to admit that I definitely need a coat to spice things up a bit as 3 out of 4 of my coats are black! You can always rely on a leopard print to bring a bit of interest to any outfit! This M&S coat is a few years old now - from their Limited Collection. It's 3/4 length, cocoon shape with a softer round shawl style collar.......and pockets! I prefer that the colour and print is a little more subdued.....I have tried faux fur and louder prints but have always come back to this one. Always worth checking eBay for this one try this search link here.

eBay search link - mines a size 8 (size down)

Topshop have come up trumps done something very similar this year!

I'm swapping out my biker jacket for something a bit cosier.......a faux fur lined aviator. These seem have become a bit of a classic wardrobe staple as they are easy to find on the High Street year after year. Mines a few years old from New Look.

New Look jacket - similar here

I have to say that I really love this updated slightly shorter version that Topshop have done this season. The more central collar is a lovely new detail!

And last but not least....a bit of a game changer to my wardrobe. I've found this H&M puffer to be both functional and stylish. I plucked it from the sale rail a few years ago and bagged it for £30! I've well and truly had my pay per wear from it. It's a large as it's all they had left but it turned out to be a very lucky acquisition. Basically I can wear other jackets and layers underneath which means I'm very cosy whilst standing around in freezing temps watching my daughters netball matches! It's hard not to be tempted by all the gorgeous new quilted offerings this year but this one has done the job superbly and so I'm loathe to replace it!

H&M coat - similar here

The coats and jackets that are staying put in the wardrobe throughout winter are as follows:

A few recent outfits - you can find my outfits daily here

Preloved Warehouse blazer - alternative here
Weekday jeans - similar here

& Other Stories jacket, past season - alternative here
H&M grey jumper, past season - alternative here 10% 0ff with MANGOLIKESYOU
Paul Smith boots - alternative here
Primark bag - alternative

Toast jacket, past season - alternative here
Adidas track bottoms (mine are a size 12 - I'm usually a 10 but wanted a slouchy fit)
Black.co.uk grey hat - gifted 2019

M.i.h jeans - alternative here

Well that's my coat round-up signed, sealed and delivered! What next? If you have any requests please leave me a comment! 

Coming soon - winter woolies. I want to feel stylish indoors if we are to be spending more time at home. I've taken the liberty of adding a couple of new sweaters to my wardrobe after a good clear out of duplicates that have now been re-homed thanks to eBay.

Back soon! Michelle x


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