Every autumn I spend days – no, weeks actually – browsing the high street trying on coats. And every autumn I fall madly in love with at least one. This year it’s this one:
Longline shawl collar coat: £150 £120 from Laura Ashley
The collar, the buttons, the asymmetry… it’s beautiful. When, way back in September, I mentioned this coat to Sarah Sunflower, she told me I should definitely buy it. (Bear in mind I still had a job at this point!) I said I couldn’t buy it – I already have a red coat (which I noticed today is looking decidedly tatty 😦 ), a green coat, a black longline jacket and the grey full-length coat with faux fur collar I got to wear over platformed knee boots and mini dresses at the height of the Spice Girls’ fame! (Which, oddly, looks decidedly less tatty than my red one.) Sarah’s response was to point out that I didn’t own a purple one. Which is very true!
For the record, this coat is coming a close second:
Farrah fitted coat: £180 from Coast
And if I could find out where the lovely, royal blue, princess-line coat with peter pan collar I’ve seen three girls sporting this week comes from, I’d be adding that one too!
Following Fi’s comment on here I nipped over to the Dunnes website (never heard of Dunnes before – they don’t have stores anywhere I’ve lived!) and found another one!
Double layer coat: €50 from Dunnes