...although maybe not what you think... nope, it's coats.
Yes, it's the 1st October, I reckon we can legitimately talk coats.
And I've already done some initial research for Good Housekeeping in an article I wrote for them, which you can read here.
But those who know me well will realise that's just the tip of the iceberg. And why look at just one coat in each trend when I am never knowingly under researched.
Ok so *maybe* there is always an ulterior motive. I am obsessed with leopard print. I can fully vouch for how useful and versatile a leopard print coat is. I have two. Which is easy to justify as one is lighterweight and the other is a heavier, full on fur number that is perfect for the cooler months.
So can I therefore find room in my wardrobe for a third? And if I can't, then I need to find a whole host of new ones so that I can live vicariously through you buying one of them .
This is the one I found for Good Housekeeping and love. I LOVE.
Limited Edition Long Sleeve Animal Faux Fur Coat from M&S £99 It's fur but it's a soft, drapey, almost like a light throw weight as opposed to a heavier fur. Must be tried.
More fur at Topshop.
Casual Leopard Faux Fur Coat £89
I know from previous leopard posts that not everyone loves the camel shade and prefer a grey so here you go. Gorgeous and completely a neutral.
Grey Yvonne coat at Pepe Jeans £164.99
If you're not looking for a full on fur number, then this version from River Island is well worth considering.
Brown leopard print wool coat from RI £80
Another version at Topshop. Full on fur clearly hasn't been released yet...
Leopard Print Coat from Topshop £85
Another non furry number from ASOS.
ASOS Slim Coat in leopard £85
But the bargain of the day has to be from Florence & Fred.
F&F Leopard Print Coat £29
And not forgetting those who may not want full on leopard print. Although if you're not up for full on animal, then I would say the chances of you preferring a pink coat with leopard pockets is possibly slim.. but I adore this.
ASOS Coat in Wool with leopard pockets £75 (on proof reading, I may have become more than mildly obsessed with this.. and seeing as I don't have a pink coat....)
Perhaps easier to wear is a black coat with a collar.
Leopard Faux Fur Collar £65 from Topshop
A black jacquard duster coat from Topshop £85. I'm not going to lie - the jury is out as to whether this is gorgeous slinky coat or old man's smoking gown (I've ruined it for you haven't I? Sorry).
So on that note, I've had inspiration for fur collars (not silk duster coats funnily enough.. although never say never). In fact it's reminded me that we are shortly venturing into scarf weather. When it's not entirely cold enough for a coat (although don't let that stop you buying one now as they do sell out and when it eventually does get cold, we'll be in Spring retail mode. ARRGGHH) a scarf is the perfect addition to your outfit. That's research sorted for tomorrow.
And clearly, there is still a whole host of coat related gorgeousness to bring you in the next couple of weeks.
Finishing with outfit from today. A lovely day spent at Quattro Rish in Reigate.
Green and navy houndstooth dress - American Vintage at Quattro Rish
Onyx jacket - hush
Tan suede boots - Ivy Lee Copenhagen at Quattro Rish
Whiskey Medium Marcie Satchel - Chloe
So I hope you enjoy the Good Housekeeping article - lots of food for thought coatwise. Which avenue are you going down this season? I may be more than slightly sold on the pink with leopard print pockets number... someone talk me out of it. It's Friday night, I'm a glass of wine down.. this may not seem like such a great idea in the morning?