It’s deliberately oversized, it’s moddishly modern and has its own Instagram account.
Coat, Boden | Relaxed cashmere jumper, Boden | Leather mini skirt, Boden | Boots, Daniel Footwear (now only available in nude) | Bag, Accessorize (old season, similar here)
I managed to nab one (that means borrowed, I didn’t steal it) to wear to London Fashion Week and double thumbs up (my kids do FLASHING double thumbs when something’s really great) – it is a brilliant coat.
I mean, I’ve had many, many parkas in the past, in fact this post should be called ‘Parkas I Have Loved and Lost.’
I rocked them in my teens, wearing DM boots racing for the last train back to Birkenhead from a night in Liverpool.
I’ve thrown one over my shoulders with a floor-length evening gown, trying to do dressed-down chic at a fashion do.
But mainly I wear one on rainy days doing the school run. In fact two years ago, I got a brilliantly cheap parka from Uniqlo which is still doing the biz.
This one though, is a little bit spesh. That’s not just the price, because yes – it IS expensive. But it’s a posh mix of wool, gold hardwear and faux fur with a quilted, bright orange lining.
This bad boy is going to last the distance – whether it’s only for the school run, or to be used every weekend pursuit known to man.
Just think of the price per wear.
And for every budget, here are a few more high street parkas I love.