The Coat I’m Going to Be Living in This Winter

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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!)

See similar coats: here, here, here and here.

What’s your favourite style of Winter coat?

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  • Didier Young

    What a cute coat! It was also the perfect one for Paris as it fits the Parisian shades perfectly! Hope you had a wonderful time!

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

  • Lauren Scorzafava

    Such a great coat!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  • Kim

    I love your style, Michael! Coats have always been tough for me to buy as well, because I am so little and usually drown in the normal sizes, which is why I try to find petites. That scarf looks so perfect and warm!

    Kim
    simplylovebirds.com

    • Thank-you so much Kim, you’re always so kind! It’s such a struggle, isn’t it!? I feel like I’ve finished a marathon when I find a coat that actually works for my height! Ha ha!

  • This coat looks absolutely great on you. I love the scarf too, such an awesome design!
    http://www.kmeetsstyle.com

  • It’s a gorgeous coat! x

    rhymeandribbons.com

  • Oh my goodness, I know exactly what you mean about being short! The amount of coats I’ve tried on that just looked silly on me is unreal…!

    Love the coat, the colour is so nice! And your scarf is wonderfully autumnal and stylish! xx

    http://www.ascandicalledsofie.com

    • It’s so difficult isn’t it Sofie!? It’s definitely an uphill battle, ha! Thank-you so much for being so kind! I hope you’re having a great day!

  • Fantastic coat! I just happened to be in Paris last week – we must have missed each other!

    -Jerad
    http://www.neutralnomad.com

  • Julia

    I bought a VERY similar uni-sex plaid scarf from TH a few years ago as well! And I am still wearing it this winter! It’s so versatile and well made!

    Julia || Closet de Jules || Recent Post – Over the Knee Boots for Fall

    • I absolutely love it, it’s so nice! And such a timeless pattern isn’t it!? Thanks for the lovely comment Julia! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!