Clear blue skies, crispy orange leafed floor and that bitter chill in the air, this can only mean one thing….one thing that I love..Autumn is here and its officially time to reach deep into the back of that wardrobe and pull out those coats!
I love a coat, obviously it has practical needs but its an item that can so easily finish off an outfit! Whether its a relaxed parka, great for an errand run or a smart statement number for an evening out, the variety is endless!
I neglected and underestimated this item until well now really, suddenly I have found a new love for a coat and having a few options in the wardrobe to see where the mood takes me is so handy and fun!
The classic Mac is at the top of my favourite list, I have one in beige and one in black. The beige I love and makes me feel instantly like Holly Golightly as well as of course being an absolute classic butttt I am so sad to admit that it washes me out and does nothing for me (sad face!) Soooo I find myself reaching for my black New Look version as its an easier choice, transitioning from work to date perfectly!
If I’m feeling slightly fancy then my red M&S long line coat usually does the trick, dressing up even a simple jean and t shirt combo. I like to add a slick of red lippie which enhances the coat colour voila your good to go! This option is also great for those extra special occasions when you want your outerwear to be as lovely as your actual outfit!
Lastly the duster, a coat I am loving and actually lusting for in another colour such a lovely pale pink or dark brown…I cant decide! This grey Topshop number is a great staple and so easy to throw on and it goes with everything! Admittedly this one is a little oversized which doesn’t often flatter me so perhaps if I do purchase another then a more tailored duster would be the answer.
What are your key coat styles?
Love Harriet x