The Outstanding Coat
And now for an exercise in practicing what I preach. In Style Forever, one of the essential items in the Wardrobe Glue chapter is an outstanding coat. Look around at the train station in winter and you will notice two things: everyone’s on their smart phones (they’ll get Tech Neck) and everyone’s wearing black winter coats. As I look cadaverous in black, these days, I tend to go for something a little livelier. Recently that’s been this mustard coat from COS. Or is it old gold or ochre? I’ve also seen this described as a mid-century colour and as fan of that era, quite like the terminology. The coat is a couple of years old now (Boden has something similar, HERE) and I am currently favouring a combination of mustard and navy: pussybow top is Me + Em, jeans are APC and my Church’s Chelsea boots are still going strong.
A polite request: one of the best things about blogging is having such loyal, engaged readers. I love the interaction, all the incredibly thoughtful comments – it makes me very proud. But I’ve noticed occasionally things can get a bit judgmental. One instance was a beauty feature photographed on a model with wrinkles, and then there was a bit of bickering around Vicci’s perfume post. That’s Not My Age means a lot to me, and so I’d really appreciate it if we could all please try to be courteous and respectful (otherwise it does tend to feels like there’s an argument going on in my front room!).
Thanks so much, Alyson.
And now for some more mid-century colour and coats: