A new checked coat, and re-joining the fringe gang

New Look checked coat

This season is all about texture – cord, velvet, tweed and general fluffiness are all officially back in. Checked coats are top of the list. It’s a classic preppy look and I needed little prompting to give it a go.

After a bit of searching, I’ve found a good one. It’s by New Look, who I’m consistently loving at the moment. It’s simple and chic – and a steal at £39.99. Considering the price, it’s surprisingly thick too.

New Look checked coat

For easy autumnal style, wear your checked coat with a bold knit. This mustard coloured jumper is another great New Look buy.

And while we’re on the subject of embracing texture, this week I have rejoined the fringe club!

New Look checked coat

It’s a fact universally acknowledged that as soon as you’ve grown out a fringe, you want another one. It gets me every time. It goes so well with the whole seventies vibe going on at the moment. My hair needed a boost, so adding new texture was very tempting.

My hair is very thick and wavy, so a full-on blunt fringe can be a recipe for disaster. So this time, I’ve compromised on a half fringe. It’s cute and flattering, but can be brushed out of the way. I’m glad to be back in the gang.

New Look checked coat

I wear: Checked coat, £39.99, New Look

Boots, £27.99, New Look / Mustard jumper, £9.99, New Look (instore only)

Like what you see? Here’s a roundup of my favourite checked coats:

Marmalade Pie: My favourite checked coats

Clockwise, from top left: Red checked coat, £99, Marks and Spencer / Tweed field coat, £229, Joules

Grey overcoat, £69, Mango / Blue wool coat, £79.99, Mango

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