I’ve been wearing the same black coat for years for traveling. After going to shop by shop, my mom, who was also my adviser and buyer, got me a black, thick, heavy, long and sleek 100% wool coat from Zara. It seemed so pricey back then, but it was truly something to be considered an investment piece – five years down the road and it doesn’t look aged at all. Something timeless.
It keeps me warm, though I find it to be more suitable for relaxed trips where I don’t have to walk too much. When I do, I usually end up putting it away after a while because of it’s weight (worse when carrying something heavy). But I love the look of it so much, that everytime I look at lighter coats in stores, I’d question myself over and over – if it doesn’t look as good as what I have now, then why should I bother?
I faltered when I saw this Alice + Olivia piece though. It has what I like – relatively light, tweed, wool-blend, skirt and sequins -which adds a touch of glamour, IMO. Love it.
Coat I know I’d wear 24/7, check!