You would think Summer forgot about the UK with how bad the weather has become lately. It has been raining for the past few weeks making the weather vastly different to other countries in Europe suffering from wild fires and heatwaves. So much so I have been on the hunt for an Autumn/ Winter Coat to replace one I threw away earlier this year. Outerwear is an important staple than can really help bring an outfit together on colder days as you are mostly wrapped up, covering half of your outfit. I wasn’t just searching for any old coat… I wanted a yellow one!
Whilst enjoying my time in Llandudno me and my mum wandered through a few high street shops which lead us into a store selling outdoor clothes. And, of course my eyes fell upon this vibrant mustard yellow coat at the other end of the shop. First thing to mention is pure yellow doesn’t suit me as a colour, but mustard tones go really well for me. I have stumbled across a few other yellow coats in the past in places such as Primark and New Look at much lower prices, but those coats were always too thin and didn’t feel like the right material that could stand the test of time. So I held off getting a yellow coat until I found one that met all of my needs. This is where this yellow coat comes into the equation. It ticked off most boxes for me, the material itself is waterproof, windproof and it is also breathable making the coat really functional for outings and hikes. It includes a hood to help keep of the rain and the colour of the coat itself is the most richest golden tone, you could spot me from a mile away!
When it comes to coats I like them to sit quite long in length, enough to keep my lower back warm and stop chilly winds cutting through. So I tend to go for parker coats in the winter to help keep me warm. There are a few details to this coat which makes it practical. The pockets at the front have a button press to keep things safe and secure but it also has side pockets directly behind it with fleece lining to help keep hands warm on those frosty days. This is really handy for me as my hands always gets cold when taking pictures… ahh the life of a photographer.
The brand of the coat is one I recognise and trust especially for outdoor wear… Regatta. This company is Britains biggest outdoor clothing brand and caters for so many different needs from jackets to tents. I have had a fair few items from them over the years and I used to find I outgrew the clothes well before I wore them out. So my expectations was just as high for this coat in terms of what I expected from it. On the first day wearing it I was cosy and warm whilst as the cold breeze from the North Sea came lashing into the shore.
For this Outfit Of The Day most of the focus is on the coat as the colour is so vibrant. It is a bit out of my comfort zone as anyone who knows me will quickly recognise my wardrobe solely consists of black white and grey. It is good in a way as this coat will match everything I own.
Hopefully at some point this ‘Summer’ the weather will pick up once again but I’m not moaning too much as I now have my Cosy Yellow Jacket. If you are interested in the coat you can purchase it >>> HERE
There are some other coat alternatives such as the Joules Women’s Coast Coat which is more yellow in tone and less gold. This is another amazing coat that I can reccomend for you and is such a stunning colour. Or there are some different colours in the Regatta Coat such as Blue, Ruby Red or Cream. I hope you enjoyed my first ever OOTD and noticed a sneak peak of photos to come from my holiday to Llandudno. So keep an eye out for that as there are a lot of cool and interesting things to see and do in this part of Wales.