Sunday, 3 November 2019

Get your coat love, you've pulled

I love coats as much as I love Cadbury's Whole Nut (has anyone tried the bag of Whole Nut bites - you must!).  Coats keep you warm, wrapped up in coziness, dry from the rain and can hide a bad outfit.  There are all manner of coats and I love them all - parkas, rain macs, trenches, faux fur, puffer, duffel coats and my current favourite.. a pea coat.

A true pea coat is normally navy, characterized by a short length, broad lapels, double breasted  front, often with large wooden, metal or plastic buttons, and vertical or slash pockets and originally worn by sailors.  This shorter but warm coat is perfect for autumn when you don't need or want the bulk of a longer coat and it can be worn more like a jacket.  And come winter and especially if you're a tube commuter, a pea coat with a big scarf will keep you snug as a bug on your walk outside of the tube and then remove your scarf to cool down whilst pressed up against your fellow passengers underground.

The pea coat is your versatile friend as well.  Smart enough to be a work coat yet completing your weekend jeans, jumper and trainers or boots combo.

A couple of months ago I bought the Topshop Slouch coat (£65).  Ok, it's not a true pea coat design but it's a relaxed ode to the pea.
And look at it in yellow..
Other pea (style) coats that I've found..
This camel beauty from M&S (£79), they also do it in a pea coat traditional navy.
For snuggliness, this pea coat style coat from New Look (£37.49)
And if you want a shorter length pea coat, look at this absolute stunner from Scotch & Soda (£63).  This look would fab with wide leg jeans.
And from Mango (£79.99) this buttoned wool coat.  Brighten this up with bright patterned scarf.
And if you fancy splashing the cash.. from & Other Stories this double breasted boucle coat (£175)
And here's me showing off the Topshop coat

It should also be noted that you can comfortably drive whilst wearing this coat, it doesn't bunch up or take up excessive seat space.  This coat isn't lined and that did initially put me off but in Autumn you don't really need a lined coat, or do as I do and wear a vest and thick jumper underneath.



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