Denim coat – Zara
Jumper – New Look
Jeans – ASOS
Socks – Topshop
Shoes – Primark
Ring (seen later) – Weekday
I’ve had the same winter coat for a few years now and although it’s still super cosy, I’m a bit bored of it. The thing is, I’m kind of uninspired by the basic black and greys I’ve seen in the shops and I keep finding myself drawn more and more to the totally impractical, trend led coats that aren’t really right for everyday wear. I’ve been eyeing up a leopard print one for a while now, and there is a suede trench number that I swear I actually had a dream about, but then came this.
I actually found this Zara coat in a different guise a couple of months ago. It had a white shearling lining and no collar. I tried it on but I didn’t quite love it enough. Roll forward to November and I spot it again, this time with a faux fur addition that made me fall head over heels. It was the sort of changing room situation where I did a happy dance and squealed at my reflection.
It is actually surprisingly heavy and therefore really warm. I wore it for an afternoon wandering around Bankside’s new foodie hub of Flat Iron Square (more on this to come soon!), which was outside and NOT the warmest place in the world. I didn’t take a scarf but the collar did just the job and I tucked my hands into the deep pockets to stay toasty.
The shearling lining is enough insulation so that I can wear a jumper underneath too without dying of heat exhaustion on the tube. This one is from New Look, a store I pretty much never shop in because I basically too tall for it. I absolutely love the neck on this though, kind of a funnel shape, which makes a basic oversize check print much more interesting.
I could still do with a more sensible winter coat, but this is just something else, don’t you think?