It's been a while since I've done a research post so here goes with one on camel coats. It's a bit of a hole I've only just noticed for some reason. I have a grey coat and a black/tan animal coat as far as wool coats go so I've managed fine previously. However both are pretty old now (you know when you really love a coat and it just lives in your wardrobe then one day you realise it is a tad tatty?) so I've been keeping an eye open. My need for wool though seems to be a issue. Goodness I hate a cheap coat that bobbles after one season, I buy to last. Struggling.com but my findings so far;
My inspiration but it may be a little long for me and this is over my budget but I love how it is smart yet worn casually.
Being short I am tempted to go for a pea coat style and like this one at Uniqlo but it's only 33% wool, I need more than that for warmth as well as being obsessed with a good fibre composition (regular readers know I wear thermals and friends know I wear a vest pretty much all year round!).
A duffle style from House of Fraser, but I'm not too sure on the actual duffle bit as I think it makes it too casual for what I'm after but it's 56% wool so not bad.
|Therapy at House of Fraser £69.30|
I love everything about this ASOS coat which I saw on Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup but sadly it's out of stock. A fair price and at 74% wool I'm not surprised it's sold out. Come on ASOS, get it back in again!
I am a huge M&S fan so I naturally checked them out. A little too girly for me and only 44% wool for nearly £100 so it wouldn't cut it in my boat.
Getting closer with John Lewis and this Precis Petite coat which is £179 down to £89. 70% wool, 20% polyamide and 10% cashmere - now that's better! If only the fur collar was removable I would possibly give it a go.
|Precis Petite £89|
And just in case anyone's after a grey coat, I think this is gorgeous from Mango and 62% wool for £69.99 (sign up to their newsletter, they are always doing 20/30/40% off promotions).
So who has a camel/tan wool coat with a great wool content for under £100 - do share please! I feel I will wait until the sales now anyway!
PS The hubby has just pointed out that I don't have a 'hole' in my wardrobe for one, I don't need a coat in every single colour......um yeah but it's a staple colour right?!? What does he know!