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That winter coat thread, is there a summer equivalent?
I've been searching too, but no luck yet. I'm after something light but suitable for alternating weather, like a parka or mac with hood. Not seen any nice ones yet, sadly.
I would recommend Penfield (google penfield uk or see some of their stuff at Asos). They do fab quality jackets that perhaps might suit you, def worth a look! I would have bought the 'Vassan' already but I want something to cover my arse a bit more.
No anni don't link it. I haven't decided yet whether to buy it and I don't want it to sell out
I've been looking for a while for a stylish summer jacket with the technical abilities to not leave me soaking wet on the school run. I'm quite liking that one toasted.
There is a plain navy boden one instead of the garish colours but I'm not convinced it will be totally waterproof.
Otherwise I'm stuck with my purple north face cagoule which is fine for throwing under the buggy for if you unexpectedly get caught in a shower but last summer I had to wear it virtually every sodding day.
I eventually found a couple at TK Maxx after ordering and returning about 5 coats online.A navy light weight Parka with leopard lining for casual and a really lightweight burnt orange trench for smarter days.Worth a try.
How waterproof is that gap one? I quite like the look of the bright blue. Is that a fashion faux pas since its reduced more than the others? Don't usually buy from gap, as there isn't one near me. Whats the sizing like? Especially over bust, as I'm between sizes!
Liking the look of the Penfield, Toast, if not the price!
School gate style blogger liked to a site last week, I think it was called target dry or something like that, and she got a parka from there & said it might be her summer equivalent of the merrel Wakefield. Sorry can't link because I'm on my phone.
My Gap neon parka has just arrived and I'm very pleased with it - good true fit, flattering shape (there's a drawstring on the inside so you can pull it in to fit) and the fact it was in the sale is a nice bonus. The lining is VERY bright blue (like the blue of the other neon parka) but that doesn't bother me.
I liked the SGS one but thought it was still a bit outdoorsy/practical rather than something you could wear with smarter clothes. That may just be me though!