There’s something I’ve just always loved about faux fur coats. They keep you super warm in the chilly northern winter, and you really can’t beat them for adding a touch of glamour or nostalgia to any outfit.
I have a small collection now of different styles, some being more classically vintage, mid-length ‘Narnia’ style coats, and some fluffier, shorter cut jackets. They’ve all been pretty classic in colour, and so recently I’ve been finding myself lusting after something different.
I was having a little shopping trip a couple of months back and popped in to one of my favourite highstreet stores Zara, and instantly spotted this gorgeous pink coat.
As soon as I put it on I fell absolutely in love with it. It feels really high quality, it’s super soft to touch, and has that lovely drape and weight to it like a real vintage one would.
I’d just started my new job at the time so thought I should wait to buy it, but unfortunately it sold out. So I was delighted to find the outerwear discounted on Black Friday making it around £70.
I’ve only worn it a couple of times but have been styling it with frayed hem jeans, paper thin knitwear, a clashing baker boy hat and bucket bag for a real seventies, nostalgia vibe.
I love how eye catching it is with its ice cream tone, and I really like to clash that with other popping colour such as reds and oranges. It also looks great with darker colours and in particular khaki, and prints including leopard too.
If I were to dress it up it would look great with tailored retro mini dresses and a red lip for a classic, Lady Penelope style look, or with something long and floaty, paired with metallic silver ankle boots for a more bohemian feel.
It embodies everything I love in a faux fur coat, in that it looks expensive, is eye catching and can be worn with practically anything. It’s definitely going to be be one of my year-on-year winter wardrobe staples!