Perhaps some may think I do nothing other than shop for clothes. Actually no, I’ve a busy life doing lots of other things, but if I find myself in one of the small towns that are so typical in Britain, I do look in charity shops and often I find something. And yes, as a consequence, I’ve got coats for every occasion and for all sorts of venues and destinations. I like to co-ordinate the colour and style of my outfits and that includes the colour and style of my coat.
There are the coats I wear for the cold weather, which hasn’t arrived yet. I don’t know about you but I’m finding this mild weather extending into the beginning of November a bit odd. My garden could do with a cold spell to kill off the white fly for a start.
There are coats I wear in my town, coats for the more upmarket county town nearby, coats for Brighton, which is a vibrant, slightly crazy city. And then there are my London coats.
Before you say how extravagant, up to last month, the majority cost under £5 with only one costing more (and that was a classic camel hair coat at £18) apart that is from, the faux fur coat bought recently at the Brighton Vintage Fair and another I bought last week.
I couldn’t resist it.
Here it is and it’s a Brighton coat methinks! It’s faux fur, which is quite on-trend at the moment, in a slightly strawberry colour. It cost a bit more than I usually spend – deep breath – it was £35 but with a Next label and the kind of whacky look that I like to project occasionally, I so enjoy wearing it.
That’s what I want to get over in this post that the clothes we wear as we age, should and can be fun, particularly coats, which are often a very expensive item. In other words, you don’t have to spend a fortune to both keep warm and look good.
That’s all for now. And to new readers, thank you so much for dropping by and reading my post. If you like it why not sign up for regular posts from me.
Penny, The Frugal Fashion Shopper