My coat hooks at home are already set to bursting point and I could almost hear it groan when yet another coat arrived through the post to make up my coat-drobe for 2016/2016. A winter wardrobe in the Ginger Girl Says is not complete without a disgusting amount of coats for every occasion, in every colour and every texture. This year I’m on my 5th new winter coat and counting and I’m not ashamed. Well maybe a little bit, but I’m not going to let that stop me from giving loving homes to (technically) unwanted outerwear.
This Cocoon Coat from Bon Prix* in khaki is the more tailored of my selection, but due to my hatred of tight fitting coats, I sized up to a size 20 to give this double breasted number an oversized Geography Teacher vibe (minus the elbow pads) and I think it looks just the right amount of slouchy when worn unbuttoned. The texture of this coat is similar to boucle (which I find is a nightmare for catching on handbags and necklace and so on!), its earthy colour lends itself perfectly to team different colours and textures to create a layered look.
I’ve been throwing this coat on over pretty much everything. Jeans and a plain tshirt? Check. Denim shorts, oversized jumper and pumps? You got it.
On this particular day I wore the coat for work over this beautiful cold shoulder scarf print dress* from plus size clothing brand Pink Clove. This dress quite simply brightens up a cold winters day with its burnt orange, ochre and blue print and although the cold shoulder detail make it exactly that at the end of November (cold, geddit?) I love it paired with the standard opaques and my suede over the knee boots* from Simply Be which I am wearing to death.
Because rain and winter weather general is my hairs cryptonite, I tend to finish off most outfits November onwards with a hat to combat festive looking frizz, ain’t nobody got time for bouffants. This black faux fur number I finished the outfit off with was an impulse purchase from Primark a few years ago. At the time it cost about £5 but it has more than paid for itself with all the cool points its given me via looking like a Russian Spy or the wife of Vladimir Putin.
This post written in collaboration with Bon Prix as part of their Affordable Winter Walks campaign! This look will be on their website in the next few days along with styles from a handful of other bloggers for customers to vote on for their favourite look!