Meet my new winter coat: a short, slightly egg-shaped wool coat with leather sleeves from Warehouse! This year it took me a really long time to find an everyday coat, not only because I’m not into the popular A-line shape, but also because I am trying to stick to my new philosophy and wanted to find the perfect coat that I could see myself wearing for the next few years. These were my criteria:
- Shape: no A-line and nothing oversized; either a straight-cut and a shorter length or a tailored shaped and a knee-length
- Style: Something that is versatile enough to wear over most everyday and evening outfits; not too casual or edgy but not super sharp and office-y either
- Originality: Initially I had my eye on a pretty Zara coat, but I would always see a handful of people wearing it while walking down Oxford street, so I decided not to buy any bestselling coats of the bigger high-street retailers.
- Material: Ideally pure wool or a high-quality blend; nothing too thick or bulky.
This coat ticks all boxes. What is your idea of a perfect winter coat? Have you found it yet?