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Friday, 11 December 2015

The Statement Coat - 1/3 Russet

 Coat (in the sale!): here. Blouse: here. Bag: here | all - c/o Marks & Spencer. Shoes: Russell & Bromley. Trousers: here. Earrings: Dior - alternative here. 

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Merry Christmas everyone!!

 'Tis officially the season, and by 'the season' I mean the season for shamelessly updating your coat collection. I am, and always have been a complete coat fiend. I am that person who has a rail exclusively for coats, and this is something I'm mostly proud but also a little ashamed of. 

Statement coats are my particular weakness because they are, in my mind at least, an entire outfit in themselves. Throw on a pretty basic outfit and top it off with a bold, eye-catching coat and you're good to go. My favourite failsafe combo is a blouse or polo neck jumper teamed with a pair of leather trousers. 

Marks & Spencer has been a longstanding and rather unexpected favourite of mine when it comes to outerwear, and many of my oldest coats that've stood the test of time are from M&S - my personal fave being this pinstripe one I wore to fashion week a couple of years ago. I've also found that my answer to the question 'where's your coat from?' is met with the most surprise when I reveal it's from M&S. Literally, I don't know why this isn't public knowledge. M&S do great coats and I've always thought so. So, when M&S offered to help revamp my winter wardrobe my response was... oh my god YES. I picked out a few, a russet one, a red one and a black one, which I'll be sharing with you over the next week or so. This one is almost certainly my favourite (FYI it's also reduced from £129 to £90.30) The russet colour is so striking and unusual, which contrasts perfectly with the jet black collar. I'm also really pleased with how well it's photographed - I think the rich, warm colour really comes across wonderfully. 

What do you think? Do you like wearing coloured coats or are you more of an 'all black everything' person?








10 comments:

  1. Love the coat, it's gorgeous! Also, your whole outfit is great :)

    Georgia | Beauty Inside Art

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  2. Yeeey, that is such a gorgeous coat! It suits you so much and the color is just perfect! :)
    Simimaus

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  3. The color is so gorgeous! The faux fur on the coat makes the whole coat even more special x

    www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  4. Love this coat! I'm a self-confessed coat fiend aswell, I just can't help myself!
    The Fashion Wonderland

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  5. Great post for the season. These are beautiful photos and I love how you styled your red coat!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  6. Hello, my names Vanessa and I am a fellow coat fiend. So many amazing pieces around at the moment, which isn't great.. Because I can't say no! Love this statement coat you're wearing delightfully well xx

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

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  7. I love this whole outfit! It is perfect for the festive season and the cuffes on your shirt are so pretty! xx

    OliviaCheryl.com

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  8. Another beautiful outfit!!
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

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  9. Everything about the jacket seemed fine. Quality leather, fit, color etc.The style is classic, yet modern, timeless, casual and very cool. High quality and very well crafted/constructed. Designer jackets

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