‘I think we can switch the central heating off now,’ I said to Mr That’s Not My Age on Saturday; cue 10-degree drop in temperature and a three-day deluge. Fortunately for my latest M&S post I had taken a very British approach to the ‘summer style’ brief and opted for this swish Limited Edition trench coat. Or what I prefer to call a rain mac with added magic. And though the dread words cotton-rich appear on the label – the manmade fibres help when it comes waterproofing; plus, it’s machine-washable and has a lovely 100% cotton, striped lining. Needless to say, I’ve been wearing it a lot.
The rain mac’s extra charm comes in the form of a pair of lovely, puffed sleeves, giving a bohemian feel to this not-so-basic wardrobe basic. I’ve dabbled with statement sleeves before and there is the inevitable problem of finding a jacket or coat that can encompass the extra volume – that dilemma is immediately dispensed of when it’s the outerwear with the outsized sleeves.
The red shoes are M&S, too. Though I have to admit that with my problem feet I am unable to wear ballet flats and so their primary purpose was to look nice in the photograph (I had to go down a size because they come up big). I’ve subsequently been wearing the high cut ballerina pumps around the house and they do make the chicest slippers.
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