Coats - the comfort blankets, luxurious cover-ups and style statements. I love them all. I believe in investment pieces crafted from cashmere, camel and wool to make me feel spoilt for years. I believe in sweet and cosy duffle coats to throw on when taking Oscar out for a walk rain or shine – Hunter wellies, woolly socks, dirty paws and lots and lots of happy cuddles included.
I also believe that once in a while it’s perfectly normal to be tempted by something in a shade of gelato, bubble gum or macaroon and keeping it for a season the creation was meant to be fashioned for, even though the new acquisition might be 50% flammable and lined in polyester – if it makes you happy, it’s a small price to pay. Should pink be your favourite colour whatever the season or trend – indulge without breaks!
Where to buy: 1. Watteau cashmere coat, Bottega Veneta (£3150), 2. Fluffy swing boyfriend coat, TopShop (£89). 3. Pink wool button-up coat, Dinou (£278), 4. Wool-mohair blend Orson coat in mink, Roksanda Ilincic (£1310), 5. Oversized pastel pink coat, Carven (£582), 6. Cotton mohair coat, Elizabeth & James (£610), 7. Virgin wool blend coat, Rochas (£1080), 8. Glorious wool oversized coat, French Connection (£175), 9. Autograph twill wool coat, M&S (£129)10. Princess coat, RED Valentino (£625), 11. Lacey coat, Hobbs (£239), 12. 1971 Soul wool-blend coat, Reiss (£295)
This is not the end, though - the story will continue next week with another beautiful dozen of elegant and chic classics in less eye-popping colours.
Photo source: Marie Claire UK October 2013 (photography: Patric Shaw, styling: Jayne Pickering)