If anything makes me more willing to brave the chilly Scottish Autumn – OK Winter – it’s my new camel coat. Serious question, is there anything chicer than a camel coat? The answer is no. In the right cut, finish and tone, a good camel coat can do more to class up your outfit than a spin through Burberry. Lucky I got this beauty from Missguided and for me it’s an A/W wardrobe essential.
When I was collaborating with Missguided on their Glasgow Guide, I was asked to pick an outfit perfect for a stroll around the city. I find building outfits online somewhat challenging without trying on so I try to take key pieces – often accessories – and build around them. In this case I knew a camel coat was on top of my list. Camel is a colour that just makes everything look expensive. Pair it with navys, grey, blacks or in this case greens and blues for it to take everything up a luxe level. Although the coat is wool, it is buttonless so I needed something warm to keep the chill at bay. I found this cashmere cornflower blue polo neck at one of my local faves – Glad Rags Glasgow – for just £2.75, that’s right, old school charity shop pricing! Not only was it an absolute steal, it literally feels like a fluffy cloud and all the money goes the Glad Foundation in the South Side. Local guilt free bargains at their very best!
I have found myself get more and more drawn to hats since the cold kicked in. I feel like it completely transforms your look from average to seventies or even safari in one swoop. Hats are EVERYWHERE at the moment, it is just about finding the right one for you – FYI – never ever let me wear a bowler. This wee number is from Primark, I love black and navy together and completed my unusual colour combo perfectly. What are your A/W style essentials?