Classically British brand Hobbs makes some of the dreamiest winter coats, and I have selected my top three for those of you who are still looking to splash out on one amazing piece of outerwear:
- This soft mohair coat is the perfect mix of cute and chic. It incorporates one of my favourite winter shades (baby blue) without being too full on which, combined with the ultra stylish oversized fit and drop sleeve, makes it super wearable.
- The ‘Daisy’ coat made the top of my wishlist as soon as I saw it – I’m very much feeling ‘go big or go home’ collars and this shade of grey is just perfect to pair with any colour palette. The cocoon shape, longer length and single button also make it undeniably stylish.
- I couldn’t resist including yet another pink coat in my top three! Recently reduced it is the cheapest of my selections, but is no less fabulous. Again it features the oversized cocoon shape and large lapels which I’m loving at the moment, but the real selling point here is the attention grabbing orchid pink- amazing!
One item of clothing I’ve been on the lookout for recently is a good pair of leather (faux or otherwise) trousers. I already have one fab pair from Missguided which have a really cool crocodile-skin effect, but I wanted something plainer to add to my collection and this pair from AX Paris are perfect! They’re not matte but aren’t too shiny, and also aren’t movement restricting-ly tight. The also have some nice detail on the knee, a non-leather strip on the inner leg and are faux leather so are vegi and vegan friendly. I think I will be getting a lot of wear out of them this winter, but here I paired them with another new piece from Choies – this very Alexander Wang-esque (I think so anyway!) textured jumper. I rolled the bottom cuff under here as the length sat awkwardly with the trousers, but I like that this jumper actually fits me rather than being cropped or oversized like most of my others. My adorable Choies Marc By Marc Jacobs-esque flats made an appearance too as it was a dry day.
I also wore my AMAZING new Primark coat which I’ve lived in since I finally got my hands on it after seeing it online months ago. It’s so fab I’m almost tempted to go back and buy another in case it bobbles easily… hm. At £32 it is a steal compared to pretty much every other high street alternative; all hail Primark!
Last night Vogue brought its famous Fashion’s Night Out to my city – how exciting! From Selfridges to Spinningfields to the Arndale, a variety of shops, brands and boutiques held special events into the evening, celebrating everything fashion.
I didn’t quite know what to expect from FNO as I had never ventured down to the one in London, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was super busy almost everywhere as was to be expected, but there were plenty of fab things to see and do which were worth braving the crowds for.
I started off at BooHoo‘s fashion bus, which they had stationed just off Market Street. BooHoo had their sparkling upcoming Boutique collection on show (which will be available for general purchase at the end of this month), as well as make-overs, cute pink BooHoo cars and a cool Instagram activity.
Harvey Nichols was hot on Selfridges’ heels as usual, with masses of fun things to see and do. Pic n Mix, Pin The Pony on Karl, exciting talks from a variety of influential people in the world of fashion (I caught a bit of Sophia Webster’s interview, she’s so adorable!), and some more famous faces including Proudlock and Jamie from Made In Chelsea. Despite feeling sort of bad for them both being mobbed by fans whenever they surfaced from backstage, I couldn’t resist a selfie with Proudlock! :’)
I also ate a cute tiny hotdog…