It's a very serious issue I consider around this time every year. No, not what to wear on Halloween or when to turn the heating on (also v.important issues requiring long discussion), but when to start wearing my winter coat(s).
You see, I love jackets. Jackets are my thing. I have a growing collection of blazers, gilets, bouclé and leather jackets that I love to throw on over simple styles to give them that extra somethin'-somethin'. I think a good jacket really makes an outfit, and I'll be damned if I'm giving them up for a little thing like a sub-zero temperature.
So I tend to go on as long as I can before busting out my winter coat. I'm fond of coats too, but they're more of a commitment than jackets. What can I say - when it comes to outwear, I'm kinda slutty.
But this year I'm rather looking forward to the temperature drop, because I've gone and got myself a doozy of a winter coat. And yes, I did just use the word 'doozy' in 2012. Behold...
I snagged this Antoni & Alison beauty in TK Maxx - £79.99 from an original RRP of £195. I love Antoni & Alison's classic English style and this wool coat with faux fur collar and sleeves fits perfectly with that tweedy 'heritage' look that's, like, so hot right now.
With such a glorious coat waiting in the wings, I'm actually quite looking forward to putting my jackets into hibernation. And even though this is my 'main' coat, I do have a few other options to choose from...
This grey wool dress coat was a French Connection sale buy earlier this year - the smarter style means it's perfect for throwing over an evening outfit.
An old favourite and amazing thrifty find - I picked up this cropped faux fur coat at a car boot sale for £4. Despite the 3/4 sleeves, it's seriously snuggly and looks great over cute tea dresses.
Are you wearing your winter coat yet?