It’s that time of year again, the temperature this week has certainly dropped. So I thought I would share with you my Winter Coat Guide. Let’s face it, it will be one of your biggest purchases this season as especially if you live in Scotland, the cold spell lasts a long time! I tend to buy a few different styles and this year I have adapted the one in one out policy. If I replaced a style I already had from last year, the old one goes on ebay. Coats and boots are my thing and it was getting out of hand so I’ve been ruthless this year and sold a few already. It’s also good to have the extra cash to put towards something new.
Faux Fur / Teddy Coats
Would it be Autumn Winter if you didn’t treat yourself to a new snugglefest . This is a coat I don’t invest a lot of money in. Because I have the shop I buy them in every year. Lots of colours and styles the temptation is too good. So I wear my own from my shop. Its 2 seasons old. This is the first teddy coat I’ve had and boy was I missing out. They are so warm! Its like literally walking around it your quilt. I have this one in the middle. I was a bit sceptical with the cream but its stunning and so stylish and so far I’ve kept it clean.
This year I have 2 teddy waistcoats in store in cream and black and I find them so handy and it’s like wearing a hug. And finally if I didn’t have a budget this beautiful cream with brown trim teddy jacket from Stand Studio at Matches Fashion would be a must.
Leather / Faux Leather Jacket
I invested in a leather jacket with my last wage before I went self employed back in 2018. I’ve had a few faux leather jackets over the years and I wear them a lot so I new saving for a good quality jacket would be worth it. Cost per wear….cost per wear. I tell myself that a lot. I bought the Balfren Leather Jacket from All Saints they have 15% off just now. I’ve had great wear out of it already and its goes with so much. The chunky style of it also means I can wear it with layers in the Winter too.
Trench / Mac Coat
The Kensington Heritage Burberry Trench has been on my wish list for many years. It was £1200 when I first started lusting, its now £1600 I couldn’t justify it. UNTIL I found one on Vestiaire Collective. It’s an amazing site. I fall down a rabbit hole when I venture on to it. I put in my search and waited and a few months later someone was selling it in my size and hardly worn for £600. Still very expensive but I wasn’t going to get one much cheaper than that in such great condition. It hangs on my coat rail with pride & I will have it forever.
I have a trench coat I got from next which cost me £30 I’ve had it for 6 years and it’s still going strong. I wear it to work, I keep my Burberry for special days. I’ve picked a couple more i like.
This Banana Republic Trench is £170 available at John Lewis
And this one from ASOS at £50
One of my favourite coats for smartening up and outfit. I managed to get this Jaeger coat a few years back in the sale reduced from £400 to £100 so Im hoping it will last me for years for come. Its good to invest but there are so great buys on the high street too. Marks and Spencer have a great range of camel wool coats.
As always thanks for reading & I’ll be back with another post on Thursday.