Welcome to another week of HøFSisters’ inspiration, and with another autumnal week comes another fabulous coat. I know there has been a slight repetition of this theme running through our latest posts, but the truth is we are in the season for investing in proper outerwear, and we really want to be there with you when it comes to this shopping challenge. Plus, when Han and I come across a coat which really works for us taller ladies we want to burst with excitement and share the love with all our readers.
This beautiful mid-length number is from the Belgian brand Essential Antwerp, and for me it was an exciting introduction to a relatively young label, but one that is appearing more and more in our favourite boutiques with its ‘affordable luxury fashion’. The success with this particular coat is the subtle cocoon shape which perfectly balances out a tall frame, and the length hits at the right spot just above the knee to create a very elegant silhouette.
There is a beautiful shimmer to the fabric of the coat, which warms a pale Scandinavian complexion and makes the wearer feel like they are always standing in the sunlight. It is the perfect coat to throw on over a party outfit come the holiday season, and, joy of joys, it will keep even the longest of arms warm.
Now, of course, all of this fabulousness comes at a price, and I am aware that £429 may not seem like affordable luxury. As shown by HøFSisters’ recent Top 5 Winter Coats, there is, sadly, a gap in the market between the high street coats such as ASOS and Topshop, and the luxury end for which Essentiel Antwerp represents the entry level. It is always worthwhile, however, bearing in mind the cost-per-wear, and my feeling is that some parts of your wardrobe warrant a bit more investment. So, if you’re in the market for a sparkly, feel-good coat which will take you through the party season for several years to come, this is for you – I reckon you deserve it.
SHOP THE LOOK
Jeans: Goldsign Lure, £299 – these jeans are VERY long – I had to cuff them!