All hail the sunshine coat! Usually I agonise over purchases online for ages, so it’s very old-school for me to spot this IRL in a shop that I’d avoided up until a few months ago. You see Topshop and I used to have a bit of a complicated relationship. I worked there during my student years, mentally shopped during shifts and ended up with a lot of BOGOF sale purchases that I eventually came to regret (I’m looking at you lumberjack shirt).
I felt as if I’d lost touch with their 90s obsessed, cool-girl persona for a while but now I’ve been tempted back by a few gems. Going into their Oxford Circus store is a bit like reconnecting with an old friend (albeit one who’s had a bit of a facelift) and I got the familiar ‘I need this’ feeling when I spotted this boucle coat. It’s a slightly swingy, retro shape and the mustard colour is definitely helping me feel more optimistic about my wardrobe. Is anyone else struggling to stay creatively warm? My faves on Instagram for this are definitely Rachael and Polly at the moment.
As I’m off to Jamaica in a few weeks (yes I finally booked my flights), I’m excited to wear something that isn’t a stripy jumper and sort my melanin situation out.