I recently bought a beautiful winter coat from Zara - all belted and luxorious. But, I have not had chance to wear it once yet. This is because I am now a SAHM and, really, unless I am wearing smark wide-legged jeans, heeled shoes, or dress and smart knee boots, it does not look the same when worn with flat boots, jeans tucked in, big scarf and (nice) woolly hat.
I think I am going to have to bite the bullet and take the zara coat back, and exchange for something that goes along with my new lifestyle. But, I am still a stylish woman, and want something funky, stylish and flattering [yeah, easy right!]
Help please as it is getting cold and I am coat-less!
I really like this coat as it is wind and waterproof yet still manages to look quite stylish. It is always hard to get a good coat that is functional and stylish and there have been many threads on here about it but still no real answer!
first off, give up on the hood and get a rain hat that suits you (the boden one is surprisingly good)
my best SAHM coat was H&M - still wool and smartish, but just a bit more casual than the ones I'd been used to wearing to work. Or a formal cut in a mroe casual fabric like tweed, or a funky colour, can look good
M&S have the odd gem, but if you turn right in Zara to their 'younger' dept where the jeans are you may do well.
Just thought I'd update; swapped beautiful non-practicle coat for much cheaper (half the price) coat, still from Zara. Has funnel neck, belted, nice pockets, is black and looks great with my usual uniform of skinny jeans tucked in boots and layered tops. AND because it was much cheaper, ended up with some lovely grey suade boots (the ones that are very high right up to knee, and not fitted to leg - bit slouchy) so am very happy with that