As soon as the nights started to draw in, I was on the look out for the perfect winter coat and I think I’ve found it. I wanted a coat that I could wear to work so it (obviously) had to keep me warm but also be smart and stylish. I’m a fan of the relaxed fit and masculine shape of the ‘boyfriend’ trend and I also have a penchant for anything fluffy so this coat fits the bill. I was worried that the coat’s boyfriend shape would be too masculine but the faux fur collar and the burgundy colour adds a feminine touch. The collar moults slightly but it is affordable being from New Look whilst still looking luxurious. I bought a size bigger so I can wear layers underneath without it looking lumpy.
The new coat had its first outing when I was in Frome last weekend for the Independent Christmas market. My parents have a shop, Beyond The Fridge, on the quaint cobbled street in Frome amidst a community of lovely independent retailers. Every first Sunday of the month, Frome holds a market celebrating local artisan makers and designers. There is always a buzzing creative atmosphere and is well worth a visit – make sure you pop along when the market starts again in March!