I have been looking for a new winter coat for years. And yet again, I’ve decided to just settle for what I already have and focus on planning my spring / summer wardrobe instead.
For the record, ‘a winter coat’ in this context means outerwear you’d need this time of year in Finland. In other words, a really thick, warm down coat. That’s because ‘winter’ in my world means temperatures between -5 and -25 °C (23 to -13°F) with plenty of snow. So, proper outerwear is essential.
I have several winter coats, of course. I’m just so tired of all of them. Seriously, I’d like to just throw them away, right now. But I can’t, because I still need them.
And yes, I know that the shops are full of puffer coats. It’s just that none of them appeal to me. For several years now, I haven’t been able to find a single (winter) coat I’d like to buy.
There’s nothing wrong with the coats I see in shops. They do what a winter coat is supposed to do. They’re just a bit… blah, in the sense that they don’t inspire me. And since I already have a few of these OK-but-not-exactly-inspiring coats, why should I get another one? Don’t get me wrong, I’m more than willing to spend some of my hard-earned money on fabulous clothes that take my wardrobe, and my style, to the next level. I just can’t find anything I like. So, I’m saving my hard-earned money for those fabulous spring fashions that should be flooding the shops any moment now.
The only problem is that we have about two months of winter left. That’s two more months of wearing the old winter coats that I already hate…
Truth be told, I don’t think it’s winter coats that are the problem, really. It’s winter. I hate winter. And at this point of the year I’ve just about had enough of it, too. There’s simply nothing even remotely related to winter that I can get excited about. Yep, that’s what you have ahead of you: approximately two months of me complaining about how much I hate winter. You have been warned…
Outfit details (all old) :
down jacket: Betty Barcley / trousers: Marks and Spencer / bag: Coach /
shoes: Nero Giardini / sunglasses: Prada / gloves: Mutka
Are you looking forward to spring?
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