I can’t believe that we are on day 21 of blogmas, it really feels like only a day ago when I said we were heading in to double figures of December. Anyways, today’s post is all about my obsession with coats.
This isn’t just a recent obsession, ever since I was a little girl I have always loved coats. My Mum would always dress us in lovely ones, then as I got older they were the items I was drawn to in the shops.
My Dad also loves to buy us coats. He has a “dad thing” about buying coats that are a classic style, well made, and always a little bit bigger than we need, so we can wear them with all kinds and so they last longer.
Over the years my Dad has bought me a couple of really smart coats. I have a black Calvin Klein coat that I’ve had for over 10 years, and it’s still in perfect condition. Another coat I’m obsessed with is my Kookai sheepskin coat that again is almost 10 years old. Who remembers the shop Kookai? I loved that store. For Liverpool shoppers it was on Bold Street.
I believe that when buying a coat, it should either make a statement, or be classic. Buying coats that will see you through the years will do you well, so having to spend a little more will eventually pay off.
Buying coats near on or over £100 will be so worth it, as quality and cost per wear will be an amazing personal profit.
This year for the Christmas season I bought THE pink faux fur Very coat. I spotted this on Holly Willoughby one morning when she was presenting This Morning. Within 2 minutes I’d gone online and ordered it. I’m so glad I did as from then till now it’s gone in and out of stock.
This coat is £80 and worth every penny. It’s the softest coat you’ll ever feel, and it does a great job of keeping me warm. I instantly fell in love with its colour, I’m such a pink loving girl and I didn’t have a pink coat.
The length of the coat means that it keeps all of me warm. Coats that go past your bum are the best kind. I have one coat that goes down to my shins. It gives me total Diane Keaton, 80’s power house, androgynous vibes.
The lining of the coat is silk, which keeps you warm, and also makes whatever you’re wearing underneath really comfortable. The silk sits lovely against jumpers.
I have styled this coat a number of different ways. I have worn it with jeans and Chelsea boots, roll neck and faux leather skirt, and here with casual jumper and Topshop pumps.
This casual style works well with this coat, as it turns a very casual outfit in to a Smart/Cas one for mooching around the city in. There are 3 small popper buttons, so you can wear it closed, or open. I like the open style, and I like gathering it together by using the pockets.
It is definitely a head turner, that could be the colour, the amount of fluff, or just people thinking they want to stroke it. Because it is super soft.
My cost per wear on this item is already great, as throughout December, you’ll know if you follow my instagram, that I’ve already worn it a good few times. Some people may be weary of wearing something so statement more than once, but that’s just not me. If I love something then I will wear it over and over again, clearly as I’ve had some of my coats for years.
If you’re a coat hoarder like me, then please let me know how you store them all. This is the one thing I really do struggle with. If you’ve got that statement coat hanging up & you’re thinking you’ll never wear it, but love it, get it on right away. Same goes for if you’ve spotted on in a shop. Life is too short to not wear the coat you love, so if you can, go get it.
Strut in to the New Year wearing it. I’ll be doing just that with this one, with a sparkler in one hand and a champers in the other.
Photography by Allie – Tie Dye Eyes
Flamingo Jumper – Studio The Label
Shoes – Topshop Slip On Trainers