The colder weather is creeping back in, and the one and only thing I like about that – is a Coat!!  If I buy one thing each winter it’s a new coat, its the most essential fashion piece, taking an outfit from plain to popping and yes they also keep you warm. Now of course there are so many different trends & styles to choose from each year, but my heart has been set on the British heritage check trend for some time now. I adore this look and always have, I still absolutely love the Zara checked jacket I bought last year and will be wearing that lots again this season. So with a set budget in mind, I’ve been trying various versions of this trend over the last few weeks and was not disappointed by the high street offerings.  Fitted smart & feminine, or oversized & masculine, paired with a studded buckle boot or the slender sock boots that are everywhere right now.

A coat is my biggest winter fashion investment so when I finally fell in love with one in H&M last week I did the usual put it back- go away & think about, but it never faded away.  You may have seen my instagram post on it, a great way to record your fashion picks. After checking online I noticed it was no longer available. The fear of ‘nothing haunts us like the things we didn’t buy’ . So I popped back to Kingston yesterday and there it was. I sized down to an 8, and it’s still oversized so bear this in mind. But I do love it and feel this is a classic that will not date.

This coat will look great with both denim and smart coordination. I’ll mostly be wearing with my bright red colour pop sock boots from asos which are the perfect heel height, practical for my lifestyle and comfortable (yes I sound like a granny but my reality of keeping up with a 3 year old does need comfort & speed) equally it will look just as good with white kicks.

H&M in store

These are a selection of some of the others I tried and loved. All available now and all fabulous.

Excuse the mix match of clothing below, but I really liked this one I spotted in Marks & Spencer yesterday…

Marks & Spencer (In store)

The rest are all available online ..

River Island





George at Asda



La Redoute
Are you a fan of this look? Which style coat are you going for this season? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for reading

The SummerMama

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