It is September, which for me means I can officially start busting out the coats I started buying at the end of July. True story.
This one from Autograph at Marks & Spencer has been in my wardrobe from the moment (OK, the day after) I spotted it online, but it had been in my mind since I saw it in the Vogue magazine edit of the brand’s new season collection MONTHS ago.
I have wanted a navy blue coat for, well, ever. For some reason it just feels more modern than black. But I couldn’t find one last winter (and couldn’t afford the Chloe version). These are some from my Pinterest inspiration boards.
I wanted one that would work with smart pieces, as well as in a more dressed-down way with trainers and flats. Now I’m freelance I need to figure out my chic, off-duty look that works for meetings as well as school runs. The M&S version is boyfriend in shape, but slightly oversized and feels great on.
Now I’m totally on the navy thing. I’ve even ordered this one from Wallis.
A great coat is surely the easiest way to look pulled together in a nano-second.
Which is brilliant news as I have bought *quite* a few this season, including another showstopper from M&S and a great trench from Zara.
I will show you over the next couple of weeks – stay tuned for #coatwatch.
Here are some other navy beauties that made the MMM shortlist.
- ‘Julia’ textured coat, Whistles
- Cosy Cocoon Coat, Collection WEEKEND by John Lewis
- ‘Holly’ longline overcoat, Whistles