I don’t know how it is for you, but buying overcoats has always been one of the hardest pieces to pick up for me. Maybe it’s because I’m quite short, but if the coat is too long, or boxy, or leaves me feeling like I’m drowning in material – then it’s a pretty quick route to disaster. The number of coats that I’ve ordered, tried and had to return because they didn’t fit right, made me look tiny – or essentially looked like I was wearing a bathrobe, is unreal. Until one day last April, when I was flitting through the ASOS sales and came across this beauty.
I was talking to my friends last week about those clothes that you buy, then almost preserve – because you’ve purchased them for a time or date somewhere in the future and don’t want to run the risk of ruining them before then. That’s exactly how I felt about this coat. The moment I tried it on I was in love – it didn’t drown me out, I loved the structure it gave, both in the shoulders and around my silhouette – it was perfect. Finally.
This coat (which is currently out of stock – but I will link similar styles below!) is my absolute favourite coat that I own. I wish ASOS had a camel version, and an olive green one, too – because I’m so made up with the fitting/style that I would literally buy this in every colour they release. Ha!
I wore it day in, day out while I was in Paris – paired either with my red Tommy Hilfiger scarf (which I picked up for $9! You can read about where I got that right here), or a beige snood that I picked up from Primark while I was in the city. The neutral colour makes it so easy for layering/colour mixing, and the fact that it’s wool mix meant that it kept me quite warm considering that Paris’ temperature kept plummeting alarmingly close to 0 (I think on Halloween the temperature averaged about 3 degrees – which was freeeezing!)