There’s something about a ‘good coat’. It’s the type of coat you can throw on and immediately feel fabulous. It’s the type of coat you can fling over your active wear and doesn’t look incongruous. It looks stylish with a pair of boyfriend fit jeans and high heels or maxi skirt and brogues. But most importantly it’s your morning go to.
The walk to school or clambering into and out of the car shouldn’t be restricted and you should definitely feel comfortable if the odd splash from those oh so irresistible on route to school puddles happen to come your way, (worry about the dry cleaning later!).
Right now I’m favouring the Parka. It’s origins are very different, but these days it’s become a favourite of the ‘school run mum’!
The original Parka has evolved and now there’s a style to suit every ones taste and budgets. Choose from fish tail, ¾ length or short. But the key to feeling fabulous is in the hood and that for me is why it stands out as a ‘good coat’.
There is something so satisfactory about throwing a hood over your head… no cold ears, no frizzy hair, and what gives it the edge is the lining. Whether your preference is faux or real fur, a neutral colour or a splash of neon, fully lined and wind proof or light weight yet waterproof. Right now we’re spoilt for choice and here are some of my favourites.