|Image by the talented Natalie Lines|
Lands’ End are launching their Autumn/ Winter campaign and i had the pleasure, alongside some other fabulous bloggers, of trying one of their beautifully made Cire Down Coats from the Ladies Coats section.
I have to say this is one of the best coats i have ever worn. The first thing i noticed was the quality and how well made it is. There are pockets on pockets with fleecy lining, a removable hood and removable fur, belt and double zip and popper fastening to keep that cold out.
I thought i’d give it the best possible test run and take it up to the highest point in Llantrisant, where the wind was howling and the temperature was 5 degrees Celsius. And d’you know what? I was toasty warm… seriously, really warm! I have never actually owned a coat that has kept the cold out so well. Most of my coats have previously been “fashion” type jackets which means i usually moan within 10 minutes of being outside. But The Cire Down felt so great on and looked as good as any fashion type coat i own.
The Down coat is proven to be one of the warmest coats on the market, with its thermodynamic properties it can with stand severe cold which in my eyes makes it the perfect winter coat. I hate being cold so this solves all my problems as it enables me to still wear all my favourite dresses through winter, which makes this dress wearing gal, very happy!
This coat is so warm it didn’t need a scarf or a hat as the hood is the largest snuggliest i have ever had the pleasure of covering my head with. I felt like the warmest Eskimo with it on!
I’ve worn mine here with a simple dress and a pop of colour with the tights, which is one of my favourite go-to combos.
The wonderful thing with this coat is its versatility. I will quite happily be wearing my skinny jeans with blouses or funky knitwear underneath. Pops of colour look great and add interest to the colour palette, so any coloured jean/trouser would look fabulous. Ankle booties, tights and skirts are also another go-to for me and thankfully this coat will keep me warm whilst wearing them. It also has a sports luxe feel so i think it would look amazing with a pair of wedge hi top trainers that are everywhere this winter.
This is probably one of my favourite spots, as i’ve mentioned a few times before. Hardly anyone travels the 10minutes from the town up to this point, but in my eyes it’s so worth it for the views and the peace. Every time i come here the view is different, whether it be due to the weather or the changing ever evolving roads. You can see all the cars scurrying around like ants travelling from one destination to another, always in a rush to where they need to be. Its nice to stop and stare for a while.
Have you or do you own a Down Coat? I would definetly buy one in future, but I’ve just read up that these coats last years and years and have serious longevity when looked after, which makes it even more of a great investment piece in my eyes!
If you would like to also see the other ladies styling of Lands’s End coats they are:
Jen of A little Bird Fashion
Kat of Does My Bum Look 40
Ellie of Pretty Much Penniless
Amanda of The Online Stylist
*The lovely people at Lands’ End kindly sent me this coat to review and commissioned me to contribute to their Lands’ End outerwear guide and i was super happy to help*
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