NOTE: I’ve had this post in my drafts since the beginning of November, back when it was actually cold, the days were getting shorter and the crisp, cold winds were knocking our temperatures down into single figures. Also, this beautiful coat was full price. Thanks to the Zara winter sale, you can now get it for 25% off!
I absolutely HATE the cold, and the fact my boyfriend and I are now paying our own utility bills for the first time in our lives means that I have turned into my dad and demanded that the heating not be turned on unless absolutely necessary. Although I may be a cheapskate when it comes to the central heating, I actually indulged in a purchase that didn’t include student discount, for once. Meet my beautiful new Zara Herringbone Coat, guaranteed to keep me warm on even the coldest of evenings!
Since realising that I needed a new coat, I never stopped looking to my fellow students for inspiration. I instantly dismissed the waterproof, quilted, furry-hooded jackets that seem to be oh-so-popular on campus at the moment – as if I’d ever buy something that sensible and practical. The coats I lusted after most tended to all have one thing in common – they were shapeless, grey and made from wool.
When I spotted this coat in Zara, I fell in love immediately. It was exactly what I had been looking for! A grey midi length wool coat with pockets that was cut pretty much straight up and down. Initially I recoiled in horror at the price, but I was able to justify the £79.99 I paid for it because it is such a timeless, high quality piece – I can tell this coat will last me years.
Unfortunately, this coat is dry clean only due to its wool content. That means I won’t get much wear out of it when I’m at home here in Manchester, simply because I’m terrified of wearing it out of the house when the chance of rain is higher than 30% and that’s basically ALL THE TIME in the land of Mancs. Nevertheless, Hull is colder and much less rainy than my wonderful home city, and I have been wearing this coat almost every day at university. I hate the days when I have to wear what I call my ‘ugly coat’, a machine washable parka that is now two sizes too big for me!
Despite its aversion to rainfall, I don’t regret buying this coat at all. It’s gorgeous, it keeps me warm and it makes me feel so good about myself – you can’t put a price on a confidence boost.
Have you treated yourself to a new coat this winter? Let me know in the comments below!
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Until next time,