Sweater: Zara, Coat: Local fashion show, Hat: F+F, Trousers (part of suit): Next, Shirt (just seen): Very, Boots: Bertie at ASOS (on sale still), Necklace: ASOS (on sale still), Bracelets (right hand): New Look, Debenhams, ASOS, Watch: Red Herring, Vintage bracelet: Revintage Jewellery
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I have quite a few winter coats, but this one seems to be my go-to winter outerwear. What I love about this coat are the sleeves – I thought they would annoy me being short, but it means I’m forced to wear long gloves or something with nice sleeves/cuffs underneath.
Funnily enough, I really wrestled with buying this coat… I saw it at a local fashion show a couple of years ago and it looked great on the model, but I dismissed it immediately due to my shape: when trying to work out ‘my style’ a few years ago, I read everything there was on dressing for your shape. I read that big boobs and high necks or double-breasted anything should NEVER be mixed. So even though I really liked this coat on, I just left it on the rail with those words going round in my head. Until the end of the evening, that is, when I just grabbed it and thought what the hell, I just like it.
And would you believe, I’ve had so many comments on the blog and in person about what a nice coat it is… goes to show the rules about shape are made to broken. Yes, they can be good guidelines but this is my best fashion advice: put the outfit on and photograph yourself in it – how do you look in the photograph? You will see yourself in a way you never do in the mirror – I guarantee you will see what suits you and what doesn’t.
Hope you’re having a nice week – almost the weekend again!