I didn’t know I actually needed a purple coat until I found one. As I mentioned before though, it was the whole reason for my Joe Browns order a few weeks ago, and I’ve hardly stopped wearing it since it arrived! Although it definitely is purple, it isn’t in-your-face purple, and surprisingly, the colour goes with pretty much everything I own!
I know I’ve kind-of mentioned this coat quite a lot already, in the Joe Browns order post, the Joe Browns try-on haul, the post where I wear it to a Halloween event, and my new Lookbook that I posted on YouTube today; so I’ll try not to go on about it too much more after this! But this is why I like it so much:
* The fabric is quite thin, but also quite warm. It means you can layer your jumper underneath without overheating, but you won’t freeze to death either.
* There are really cool design details such as the ruching by the cuffs, the thumb hole and the wide collar leading to a big fairytale style hood.
*It zips all the way to the top to keep your chest warm, and there are also these tie-up flaps that make the coat extra flattering.
*The coat has good deep pockets!
*The coat is just the right length for wearing with trousers as well as dresses, so this is a good option if you only have space in your wardrobe for one coat. My red coat is quite long, and it just didn’t look right with trousers!
Ok, I admit, there are a couple of down-sides to the Joe Browns purple coat: It was a little itchy at first, but this has already softened and doesn’t bother me now. The extra ties are a bit of a faff, but I think they’re worth it. And the hood could’ve done with stiffening – I might get round to doing this myself actually. It looks really cool hanging at the back, but when you wear it it’s far too floppy – ok for keeping a light misty drizzle off for a few minutes, but really you need an umbrella as well.
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Anyway, I love the purple coat, and am so glad I made that Joe Browns order, I haven’t regretted any of it! Would you wear a colourful coat or do you prefer sticking to black? If you like the colour, but my one isn’t quite right for you; here are some more choices from Asos. (These are affiliate links.)
See the coat in action on my latest Lookbook video:
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