I give you the PINK coat...
...and I need one and by hook or by crook I will get one! It is the linchpin of my capsule a/w13 wardrobe, an essential autumn/winter and spring/summer 14 item, it will brighten up the school run and get a few points for being slightly 'on trend'!
So here's the designer versions, the ones that started this pink madness!:
And now for the high street versions all tried and tested by me!
First the Zara, a"Cotton Candy" colour, double breasted jacket. I bought..I returned... as although a gorgeous jacket it took a lot of styling to look right as it was a little boxy on my 5ft2 frame ie: not in agreement with my Style Theory above!
French Connection "Glorious wool oversized coat" again ordered but returned, beautiful wool coat but a little too orangey pink (called desert rose). I like a true pink more on the purple tone than orange. Oversized so size down as this is big but a beautifully made coat!
The topshop fluffy coat, again I have tried, it is cute but a little too fluffy and pale...highly impractical for a mum of young kids, it would get dirty in a flash. Again, I suggest to downsize as this comes up large. However, I have just seen Topshop have launched a darker colour pink on their website, already sold out but I will be monitoring for new stock and will purchase asap!
The M&S Duster pink coat.....My very, very, favourite but almost impossible to hold of. I love this coat, gorgeous colour, fab style, very soft (although very synthetic) It is £85, reasonable for a coat in a 'fashion' colour, you can throw it over anything and it will make a statement in the right kind of way. I managed to buy one in a size 10..alas, it was miles too big, I tried to style it out...I failed!! I am still on a mission to get a 10/ 8 petite.. I haven't given up hope!
A street styler styling it out:
Me...not styling it out!
So there you have it..my take on the PINK COAT....
And a few of my outfits from this week:
Trainers: John Lewis Weekend Collection
Camo Jacket: Primark
Navy Jumper (just seen): H&M
Trainers: New Balance
Jeans: Seven for all Mankind
Fringed Boots: New Look
Gold Watch: Fossil
Next Time...'Plaid' or as we used to call it Tartan!