Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The Statement Coat

It's not often I get into Zara but last week I had a meeting in town so I took the opportunity to nip in for a look. I have found Zara a bit hit and miss in recent seasons but there is so much in there at the moment - seriously tempting.
One trend that was noticeable all over the store was the statement coat...and I do love a nice bright statement coat!
image
Raffia Coat
image
Pique Coat
image
Drape Neck Coat
image
Structured Coat (deeper blue in real life)


And here's the one that I tried on and that about 60 of you urged me to buy when I shared the pictures on social media! I didn't buy at the time but my friend was in the next day and she bought it on my behalf when she saw my size was still there. I'm mulling over it and as my friend is away until after Easter, I don't have to decide just yet.
image
Coat with Pockets
(yes..that really is the inventive name the Zara team spent hours coming up with!)
Is a statement coat a wise buy for a busy mum's wardrobe? If I pay £100 for a coat, I want to get lots of wear from it but surely if I wear it more than 5 or 6 times on this blog, you're going to get bored of seeing it? And if I wear anything 5 times on the blog, I wear it at least twice as much in real life. Could it be a case of 'here comes Avril in her yellow coat AGAIN'?
But then again, it's one of those iconic Zara pieces that will always be an eBay favourite and I do have two daughters who will probably fight the bit to have a vintage coat like this in 30 years time (a dangerous justification for basically buying anything and everything!) Chrisabella has worn hers loads...just saying :)
So a decision will be made next week! In the meantime, let me know what you think...a beautiful statement piece or something I'll be bored of by September?


Ax

Share:

23 comments

  1. I love it! Especially with the Breton & leopard print, you look fab. You will regret it I'm sure.....I'm kicking myself for not buying the wool green coat, again & again!! Xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love it on you and your friend :) I say go for it!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have a statement mac. I have worn it once in 4 years. It's BRIGHT ORANGE and I feel silly wearing it - I should wear it because it's gorgeous but feel it's such a statement I can't wear it TOO often. If that makes sense?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Buy it - yellow is to be worn every summer - it will be more versatile than you think I promise! xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. I was in town shopping yesterday and saw about 6 people wearing that yellow Zara coat - so think it's very popular. It is lovely, I'm a big fan of that yellow. My friend has it and wears it with hit pink heels. It looks fab!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I was in town shopping yesterday and saw about 6 people wearing that yellow Zara coat - so think it's very popular. It is lovely, I'm a big fan of that yellow. My friend has it and wears it with hot pink heels. It looks fab!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Someone wise once said to me, years ago, " you always regret what you didn't buy". I am an OAP but many years ago I had a yellow coat, bought from Wallis. At a recent reunion people still remembered it

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have to say, it looks really good on you. I understand all your reservations but if you love it enough, I think you would have snapped it up by now and not worried about it. Sometimes you have to go with a gut instinct. And something still seems to be holding you back. I bought a fuchsia coat years ago and it was the scariest thing I ever owned but I had to have it and credit to it .. I still have it. Maybe you love it ... but not enough?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Such a tease! We still don't know if you're keeping it. Mind you, it seems neither do you either. Sometimes it's enough for me to just buy something, after the buzz of getting it, I realise that actually I don't really need or want it so it goes back. The coat is lovely though....

    ReplyDelete
  10. I really like it on you because I love what you were wearing when you tried it on and it looks pretty lightweight so is perfect for spring. Such a cheery colour that you have the confidence to carry off xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. The yellow coat looks stunning on you Avril.....I really love it! Such a brilliant colour for now! It's by far the best of all the coats you have featured! I look forward to seeing you styling it....I am keeping my fingers crossed that you keep it! ;0) xx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi, I think the coat looks amazing, especially with jeans and a Breton. I think you have to be a statement coat lover or they are hard to wear. I love my statements coats. Most of mine are bright or patterned. I think they always make an outfit, and I love them!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Zara really is outdoing themselves with their coats at the moment! I obviously love the yellow coat on you and every time I wear it I get so many compliments about it (they do it also in a baby blue now). My latest coat crush is the pink drape neck coat but I think I have to stay away from Zara for a while now ;) xx

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love the yellow one and I am so not normally a yellow person. looks fab with the Breton and leopard shoes....great look. x

    ReplyDelete
  15. I think you have to be 100 per cent sure for something like this but I have to say I think it looks beyond fabulous on you and you should keep it! You can style it lots of different ways so you don't get bored of it! Would look great over a monochrome outfit!
    Abbi x

    ReplyDelete
  16. Loving the pink coat but have to say the yellow coat is gorgeous on you. And if you're to be known by anything, why not be known as 'here comes Avril in her FAB yellow coat again, where DID she get it' ;)
    I do need to sort a Spring coat, not something I currently have though admittedly it's been a long time since I got excited by Zara. Use of colours in the coat collection is pretty brill though so kudos to them for that xx

    ReplyDelete
  17. It does look fab on you Avril, and I always think if it makes your heart sing, then go for it! xx

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Avril
    I bought one in bright green and have to say it looks great with jeans and makes you feel wide awake in the morning. However I did see 2 other women in it who were about 10 years younger and it looked like a blanket on them so maybe it makes you feel better than it actually looks!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I agree with Sue. If you love it, you'd have made up your mind by now. I also agree with IwontwearSludgeBrown about buying something just to scratch that itch...and then after a couple of weeks or so returning it because you didn't, after all, love it that much. I do this at least 50% of the time (I am an avid returnee!) but it does help make up my mind, rather than waste time with shall I or shan't I. Also, the fact that someone else commented on seeing at least six people in it, one day out, would put me off a little. If I were you, I would look at Zara's yellow jackets - still gorgeous with your breton and leopard print shoes, still lovely on you - but somehow more subtle and wearable. And probably a bit cheaper too.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Cous Cous and Cork Wedges24 April 2014 at 13:45

    You love it so just get it! Its gorgeous, looks fantastic on you & yes...leave the twins to fight over it in 20yrs time! I look forward to seeing you in it time & time again! xx

    ReplyDelete
  21. Ooh, it's gorgeous! Definitely a statement piece. I love the colour and the structured design. xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Avril, I do think it looks great on you but would advise purchasing if it was the same colour but a more classic style.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I hope you went for it, it looks gorgeous ! I have a similar one, and I feel like there's so many ways to wear it. My current fave is with simple jeans, a grey cashmere sweater and a burgundy bag, as in the post linked below.
    I don't seem to get tired of it !

    xx, I.

    ReplyDelete

I love reading your comments and will reply as soon as I can if you have a specific question. If for any reason, you are unable to leave a comment, just drop me an email at avril@alifetostyle.com or leave a comment on the A Life to Style Facebook Page! Thank you xx

© a life to style | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Designed by pipdig