Puffer coats have become a staple in my wardrobe and I suspect in many of yours if you live in this decidedly inclement climate of ours. Now that the cold weather has arrived and we are experiencing chilly mornings and dark evenings it is time to think of wrapping up in our cosy coats. The one I am wearing above is from Cos (a few years old) similar.
In my opinion puffer coats and jackets are functional and stylish. I know that if you are petite you may be concerned about the fact that some of the styles can appear overwhelming. I think it is a question of choosing one that is less “puffy” if that makes sense. Some of them have a slimmer look. Alternatively, you could opt for a knee-length or jacket style as opposed to a full maxi. You can see how I styled the same coat last year with a colourful scarf here.
I met up with Susan of UneFemme last Sunday. We had a great day exploring the shops on the King’s Road, Chelsea. Our warm puffers kept us cosy as the weather was decidedly dreary and inclement as you can see from the photos above.
A well-deserved lunch break at The Rabbit Restaurant
We ended up having a delicious lunch at The Rabbit. A quirky very English Restaurant halfway down Kings Road. They serve delicious organic food.
They are well known for offering farm-to-fork food focusing on sustainability. Their menu changes seasonally and celebrates local and wild produce with zero-waste cookery. They use wild, foraged, and locally grown ingredients, including sustainable livestock from the family farm in West Sussex. They also serve an award-winning range of English Wines from their vineyard. You do need to book in advance.
On the way to the restaurant, we popped into a couple of shops. I tried on the coat below from Cos. It is a very classic wrap style with a high percentage of wool. Just what I am looking for.
The second item I fell in love with is this velvet blazer from MeandEm. I have had to sell several of my jackets this year as they were all too large for me since I seem to have shrunk in size.
Puffer coats have become a staple. Selection of current style.
I am not publishing a separate post on Black Friday I believe that we should adopt a policy of slow fashion and buy good quality investment pieces when we need and want them to build up a sustainable wardrobe.
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