Today I wanted to talk about coats, not #ThatCoat you will be relieved to hear, but as winter really is coming, it seemed a good time to share my general coat musings.
(The thing is Zara, you are always very reliable, but sometimes a knock-off Chanel coat is just not enough, and your sizings can be a little dodgy.)
What I have been yearning for is a well-made, properly fitting coat – the type that instantly adds elegance to an outfit. To be honest I’m not sure anything beats a really good coat. It is the item of clothing you wear the most in the winter, and more importantly the one people see you wearing the most. I find putting on the right coat in the morning helps me to start the day in the right frame of mind. And when leaving the office after a long day of work, a good coat is always reassuring – even if you don’t feel so sparky, you know you look respectable. I always think, if you can go to a winter drinks party and leave your coat on (not because what you have underneath is disastrous) but because the coat is exactly the right fit and weight, then you have found THE coat.
The place to go for a good coat is Katherine Hooker, discovering her website really was love at first sight, her coats are the very best. If you are able to look at her website and not fall in love with at least one of her creations I’m not sure we can be friends anymore.
They really are the most beautiful, graceful and elegant designs – a coat that will make you happy every morning. You will, I’m afraid, need to move the decimal point on a Zara price tag at least one place to the right. But it will be well worth it, these really are coats you can wear anywhere, The Duchess of Cambridge is a big fan and Taylor Swift has been spotted in one.
I couldn’t pick just one (although the Contrast Coat in pink is currently winning – just look at that taupe collar, and I have always wanted a pale pink coat) – so I have chosen a few below – the Buxton Coat is the epitome of elegance, and the Jackson Coat in cream is so Audrey Hepburn – I love the way the buttons are to one side, and check out the colour contrast Jackson Coat, in comes in charcoal and red too.
I have also included some frivolous coats below, some fun for whilst you are are saving up for your Katherine Hooker coat.. 😍😉
Katherine Hooker Coats:
And in the meantime: