SS16 Look Book: Camel Coloured Coats

Spring has sprung, just about, so I’m out of my dark, heavy, wool coat and into something a little lighter in weight – and hue – for the new season.

I have two new coats, both a shade of camel, which make for perfect transitional pieces when the weather hasn’t quite made its mind up.

Both these coats have that cocky estate boy-made-good vibe going on, like they’ve been bought (or stolen) at a second-hand shop by some scallywag in sheep’s clothing. I love them! 

 

Coat, TOPMAN, £150
Jumper, Pop Boutqiue, £20
Chinos, Zara, £19.99
Boots, ASOS, Sale
Necklace, TOPMAN, £10
 
The first is something a little formal, a coat that easily dresses up any outfit. A gorgeous cut, long-length and nice paired-back design, which makes for a timeless piece I’ll cherish for years to come.
 
 
It’s 100% wool, and has a nice light weight weave meaning even in the height of summer this will be a nice coat for evenings and days when Manchester plays up to its reputation and the sun is hidden from view.
I style this in the guise of an unemployed yoof in the late 1980s, determined to make use of his Dad’s old over coat when headed to an interview at the local bookies. All I need is a gold sovereign ring!

I have a casual option too. In a beautiful shade of Tobacco, this coat from Bellfield is proper retro. (I’m pretty sure my dad had one just like it in the late 80s to be honest.) It’s a cool bomber shape, in soft suede and elasticed cuffs, collar and hem, making it a great throw-on for days out in the springtime sun.

 

Top, American Apparel, £20
 Jeans, Primark, £12
Trainers, Converse, £35
Shades, TOPMAN, £12 

 
I style this in the guise of the other coat’s younger brother, not yet worried about paying his Mam rent, and instead skiving off school to drink Lager and play pool down the local boozer with his mates.

 

 

You can check our Bellfield’s mens clothing here and the bomber is under mens coats and jackets here. Also, if you’re feeling cheeky, treat yourself to something and get 20% off with promo code BLOG20

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Other Bracefaces: Gwen Stefani

Ms Stefani was omnipresent in my teen years, it was a time she rather awkwardly resurrected thoughts of colonial slavery by appropriating Harajuku culture and when “tick tock,” was a pop-song lyric not yet ascribed to Kesha.

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Basically I was well into her. But, did you know that the Lady L.A.M.B was a braceface too? Back in her years with No Doubt (the first time) she undertook orthodontic treatment – get this – as a treat to herself! She told Harper’s magazine in an interview that she had promised herself braces, once she got rich. Seem’s Rich Girl done good on that promise, as per this little gem of a paparazzi snap can attest.

I admire her courage to grab the bull by the horns, or the orthodontics by the wires, so to speak, pioneering a step into adult-hood brace-hood with that punky style she’s all about. I’d like to say my ascent into adult orthodontics was as Camden highstreet as all that, and not a wet-fart of delayed inevitability but I can’t really. (read more on my life’s pain and torture, here)

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