I recently rediscovered this old coat in my wardrobe…
For a while now I have been looking for a lightweight wool coat that travels well and goes with anything. And it seems it was right under my nose all this time.
|coat: Manuela Conti / shoes: Clarks / sunglasses: Tom Ford|
I haven’t worn this old coat for years, I didn’t even remember I had it.
It happens: you get tired of your old clothes and push them to the back of the wardrobe and forget about them. And then one day when you’re having one of those I-have-nothing-to-wear moments, pulling out old things to toss them, there it is: the old coat that suddenly looks like the perfect solution to the current wardrobe crisis.
|bag: Gloria Ortiz / gloves: Sauso|
And the current wardrobe crisis would be…?
Most wool coats are bulky, and take up a lot of space in the suitcase. And given the changeable weather, I would always need at least two coats for winter /autumn (i.e. a wool coat for sunny days and something more appropriate for rain). I also hate having to squash my coat to make it fit into the aircraft overhead locker. That is precisely the problem I have with the blue coat I showed you a few weeks ago, which makes it less than ideal when I commute between the Homebases.
Could this humble old coat solve the problem?
Perhaps, at least it packs well (tried and tested now), takes significantly less space in the overhead locker and as a result emerges looking tidier.
And it looks quite nice, too, especially when jazzed up with some colour-pop accessories. What do you think?
PS: Dilettante Artist has her own blog now, The Dilettante Artist’s Gallery, where I will be posting (very infrequently) random pictures: illustration, photomanipulation, that sort of thing. And there is a pretty, new widget on the sidebar to take you there…