Over time, I’ve developed into something of a coat enthusiast. One of the reasons is probably where I live – in the north east of England.
Here, for quite a chunk of the year, the need for a coat is a given. Our stormy North Sea coastline with its icy blast can bring tears to my eyes.
Hence, as winter is now upon us, it’s without doubt a time to embrace the cold and not ‘catch your death’. I’m unveiling my old winter favourites, bringing them out of storage, bit by bit. I do try to organise my wardrobe at the end of every season, to be more prepared.
I love the colours, fabrics and textures that winter brings. A great winter coat is an essential item, which can give a dramatic and interesting look, as well as keeping us warm. It can also stylishly cover up bits that we don’t find flattering. I love styling my coats with a beautiful woollen shawl, scarf or accessories. This look can make a chic, classic impact.
Winter coats can provide the perfect finishing touch to an outfit, while ticking a few boxes – warm, versatile, practical and the ability to dress up or down. Not much to ask then….
To me, a coat is a prized investment. If you make the right choice, it will stay with you for years to come. I do like to have a good selection. This is because, if a coat is worn ‘on repeat’, it will certainly lose its mojo.
Over the years, I’ve been building a variety of coats, which are suitable for various phases of the winter months. I love to add to the collection and, this year, I have my eye on a few – but I’m waiting until the price is right.
On today’s post, I’ve shown you two of my favourite coats and how I’ve styled them, while giving you some ideas which may inspire you. I enjoy wearing these coats, every year.
The first of my two coats is my faux fur grey coat which my husband surprised me with one Christmas morning, over ten years ago. It’s from Marks and Spencer. We were doing some last-minute food shopping one Christmas Eve, and being the coat addict I am, I quickly tried it on, then rushed off. So, it was a lovely surprise from him, receiving it, the following morning.
My second coat is this winter white, wool coat from French Connection. Again, I can’t remember how old it is exactly. Probably around the eight to ten-year-old mark. I never thought this coat would be reduced, but there it was in the sale with quite a substantial reduction on it. All these years later and I still love wearing this coat.
Both coats have brought me so much pleasure. I have found some similar coats below which you may like.
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