Perhaps it’s the relentless rain we’ve been experiencing lately. Perhaps it’s the fact that I’m firmly on the wrong side of forty and age is taking its toll on my fashion mojo. Perhaps it’s because deep down I’m just fickle. But people, I’m about to do a complete about-turn on my general antipathy towards macs as stated in my post last September. In that post, I firmly stated that macs just bored me to tears … although I did point out the myriad of reasons why they were the perfect coat for anyone with a skin disorder. Notwithstanding this, I was resolute in my aversion to the style. But not anymore!
And the reason for such a change of heart, I hear you ask? Well, the finger must be pointed in the direction of Zara. Just when I think I’m bored with their stock. Just when I feel it’s time to move on and find another high street store to lust over; what do they do? They fill their rails with new season stock. And it’s good, it’s very good indeed. Particularly for those of us who have a list of criteria as long as our arms when it comes to dressing for perfect psoriasis concealment.
First up, is the aforementioned mac … or double-breasted raincoat as they call it. I like the colour, (the beige, not the camel) but most especially I love the detail. You may remember how I mentioned my love of zips (see here). Well they are here in abundance on this rain mac and to my mind, make it a little more interesting compared to the usual ‘bleugh’ beige-ness of other macs. You will have to use your imagination to get past the utterly hideous styling in this picture, but trust me! This is a Spring time coat that is worth checking out. (Do you think the model hates macs too? She certainly doesn’t look too happy!)
|IGNORE THE STYLING! THIS IS A GORGEOUS MAC!|
|A CLOSE-UP SO YOU CAN ADMIRE SOME OF THE ZIP DETAIL|
As much as I like this coat, I have to admit that I’ve never fully understood why macs are considered the perfect raincoat when in the majority of cases they don’t have a hood. Not that I’m recommending hoods as the latest fashion accessory I hasten to add, but when rushing from place to place and trying to keep one’s hair from frizzing (think Monica from Friends in that episode when she encounters humidity. I’ll say no more!) frankly umbrellas are just too cumbersome. So I was particularly charmed by this take on the mac, the raincoat with detachable hood, not just because of the hood, but because it is the perfect length for those of us doing the school run or generally being Mom’s Taxi.
|PERFECT MAC FOR THE RAIN|
Before I take my leave, I just wanted to add this combined coat to the mix. I was very taken by the mix of white and black. Perfect for the monochrome look that is so on-trend this season and even more perfect for anyone who is fighting the battle of a flaky scalp. Camouflage doesn’t get much better than this.
|THIS COAT COULDN'T BE MORE PERFECT FOR CONCEALING A FLAKING SCALP|
I shall see you again on Wednesday, when I warn you, I’ll be returning to an old favourite for my weekly wish. Happy Monday to you all.