Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you would have noticed something very important was happening for this AW: pink coats. As I am a bit of a marshmallow hues lover, I adopted my first pink coat last Winter, remember it? Its name is Oscar and made by my lovely friend Vivetta – have a look at it again.
I really wanted to add the pink Carven coat to my collection but couldn’t really justify the price tag, especially for another pink coat – I mean they are lovely but hardly practical and/or timeless. My solution was to take to the high-street, where I knew there would be some strong contenders. First stop was Marks & Spencer, as I’d been stuck on their take on the pink coat since their press day. In this post, I wear it as my “evening” option, as I find it a little dressier, perhaps it is the fabric or the slightly 40s cut. This coat is currently sold out online, but there are a few left in store (at £85, it is a steal too!) and the good news is that it will come back in stock online mid-November, so don’t miss it! You can still get your hands on the blue one if it takes your fancy.
Second stop? Well ASOS of course. Their pink coat is almost identical to the Carven one, for a tenth of the price. Is it worth it? Hell yes. Sadly, this coat too is sold out on ASOS, but there is a similar one available in white, if you fancy yourself as a Snow Queen.
At the end of this post, you will also find a shoppable pink coats edit…
Photos by Richard Davenport