We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.—Zhuangzi
There is no escape from the cold until summer rolls around, lest a blue sky compensate for the lack of sunshine.
But as someone who feels the cold 90 percent of the year (inside, outdoors, when anxious, excited, when the heating at work isn’t doing its job!!! …) the only remedy for my fear of venturing out (or sitting) in arctic temperatures, is having a great coat to keep the cooler temperatures from penetrating my very being until my furrowed brow spawns a family of stalactites committing a full years lease on my forehead.
Having recently taken stock of my wardrobe, I discovered the one item missing was a warm jacket. I am fond of coats and have worn this one to death (and it still looks great), but I needed something a little more ‘undone’ in my repertoire.
So, I’ve been on the hunt for a jacket that had to be: a). Smart, yet very casual. b). Warm c). Could be worn with a variety of looks. d). Slightly fitted.
These days I am drawn more and more to navy, as it’s so much softer than black. This is a fairly bright navy blue and it pops when worn with black (where a dull navy might not).
I’ve been wearing it almost every day because it softens a structured work outfit but also looks great over layers, and I don’t feel like I’m hiding my outfit beneath my coat. The sleeves sit longer on me (which is a bonus, as I get very cold hands), yet the zippers allow for some flexibility if I want to fold the sleeves up.
N.B: The details on the website say it’s ‘cotton’, but in actual fact, it’s wool!