After weeks of this…


… Spring has finally sprung! Hallelujah!

With the coming of Springtime comes the over-dressed/ under-dressed mid-season dressing dilemma. I want Summer to last as long as possible, so I’m pretty much starting summer dressing now. To prevent my stubbornness causing me to catch a chill, I needed a new coat to get me through the last of the chilly winds. [To be honest I needed a new coat earlier in Winter but stretched my budget a little further by making do with extra layers and a lighter coat… then waited patiently for Spring.]

La Redoute has pretty much been my go-to for classic, clean lines and stylish dressing since about 2000, [blimey charlie that’s ages in today’s brand culture]. So when I needed a new coat, my first stop was La Redoute online.

SS18 style: les manteaux á la Française

This is basically my wishlist and I could easily have picked any of these. I was so very tempted to buy 2 coats but I’m on a strict budget and could only justify one coat.


Classically stylish, and equally suited for formal or casual wear, work or play. The fact that I’ve wanted a military style/ nautical style coat for years and never indulged, also pushed this coat slightly ahead of the rest. [Currently £47.52 but I paid £39.60 with a different voucher code, now expired]

The runners up:

I love a pop of yellow or mustard in my outfits, but the I do have a lot of orangey/mustard shades in my wardrobe and wouldn’t wear this coat with them for fear of being too matchy-matchy… oh but I love it. [Currently £20.58]

For Spring/ Summer I love a blue-white combo for prints or outfit combinations. One of my favourite summer breezy cover-ups is a Primark blue and white geometric print full length buttoned chiffon shirt dress. This coat ticked those same boxes for me. The only downside was that I couldn’t see myself wearing this in Winter and I do want a coat that will take me from this Spring, to next Winter. [Currently £53.46]

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