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After buying 4 coats in the last couple of months (it's really been a few years since I last upgraded), I have realised I don't have anything I can wear over an outfit that will still look classic/semi smart. The coats I have bought are puffy, military (but not super warm) and so on.
Has to be warm most importantly as I really feel the cold, classic, stylish but not necessarily smart, nothing that will date too easily Should be easy but I am struggling. I am tall and wear trousers/jeans mostly.
Such a thing? Will look at most budgets within reason.
Jaeger always do stylish coats and they had a discount when I last looked. They will last for years. Classic coats are really their thing and the sales will not be too far away if you can wait that long! Hobbs have classic coats too.
A tip I read recently on On The Spike says to wear a down gilet (Uniqlo have super light down ones) under a normal coat. Genial idea, as I hate padded coats but live in south Germany where the winter is freezing. Would that be an idea?
Ooh that's a good idea chloechloe, will look into that. I don't want to look frumpy all the time, I am finally coming out of my Asda clothing for the last 6 years and finding myself again. It's fabulous!
Bubbles thanks for reminding me of Jaeger i forgot all about them.
QueenL, love that coat, that's lovely. Brave of you to line yourself but if you think you can do it then go for it. I would be rubbish.
I have something similar to the second one, I have avoided puffa look too and looks more like a nice park coat. Want to wear it now as it's lovely and warm but resisting in my quest to find something a bit more stylish. Would def go with that first one, I will look at the LR site.
I've been wondering if that wouldn't be easier than lining a coat with fleece! The down jacket would have to be very thin and the coat would still ahve to be a size up I think. Anybody done it and not looked like michelin man!?
Open to budget Oly5, I know there are coats out there that look a lot more than they cost but its just finding it. Love the H&M link thank you, that kind of thing. Will see if I can find it in-store on my way home tonight.
Maybe that's the answer QueenL to layer underneath. Will have a read.