Every gal who follows fashion to any extent has A Thing. Admittedly, my list of ‘things’ covers many bases (shoes, jumpers, bags and jeans all make the top lust grade) but there’s one area I’m particularly obsessed with. Ever since the wardrobe rail in my childhood bedroom caved under the weight of my many coats, it became obvious that I had somewhat of a fixation for outerwear.
You can therefore imagine how excited I was when I discovered the range of Autumn/Winter delights Biscuit currently has in stock. So for those of you wanting to keep cosy while looking longtime fab-yoo-luss during those short winter days, read on for my top 3 pieces.
The chic day-jacket
You know when you want to be really toasty but don’t want to compromise your silhouette? This leather and fur jacket by Oakwood settles any form over function disputes by doing both extremely well.
It’s really flattering and comfy to wear, and gives an effortless outdoor chic to any outfit. The perfect complement for long, Sunday walks – or, as I thought when I first laid eyes on it – hanging out in an exclusive ski resort. (Aviemore will have to suffice for me this winter.)
I wore this with blue jeans but due to its flattering fit it could go with pretty much anything, and is smart enough to rock as a night out jacket too.
The stylish boucle
I love, love, love a boucle number – and this coat by Dutch brand YaYa simply strengthened my feelings. Since I pretty much live in skinny jeans/trousers I like wearing slouchy/oversized coats and jumpers to balance my outfits out a bit more.
This is so lovely to wear and is made of really soft, cosy material. I paired this with monochrome to bring it out the unique colour, but it would also work well with blue denim or leather.
YaYa describes its brand as “a way of living”, rather than just clothes. And believe me, I’d happily live in this coat.
The statement parka
Everyone’s got an inner diva. I brought mine out in this in-ya-face parka by Popski London, complete with pink fur hood.
I love adding a fur texture to casual outfits to give them a bit more of a “pop”(ski) and this jacket is just so fun to wear. As you can see we were battling with some gale-force winds shooting this but I was so snug under my ma-hoosive hood.
If you love a bit of fur luxe but aren’t sure about such a bold colour, there are also navy, grey and natural fur options for a more toned down feel.
All of these beauts and many, many others are available in store at Biscuit – find them at 132 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, or 22 Thistle Street (look for the custard cream!).
Opening hours at the Thistle Street store are 10am – 5:30pm Monday-Saturday, and 12pm -5pm on Sunday. Bruntsfield is 10am – 6pm Monday-Saturday and 12pm – 5pm on Sundays.