Thursday, 6 October 2016

Mama Style - Stylish Coats For The School Run

I think it's safe to say that we are officially in autumn. The warm tones of oranges and reds are taking over are trees, the weather has a slight chill about it and we need to start preparing for winter.

I love doing the school run when it's a nice autumnal day, the sun is shining but it's still crisp. However, it has rained on most of the school run days I have been on in the last month. This made me realise that my coat is rather impractical. I've had my same Joules coat for 4 years (can't fault it for quality) and whilst it keeps me warm, it doesn't have a hood. I've attempted to walk to school, pushing a pram, umbrella in one hand whilst navigating the pram in the other and trying to chase after Eva. Cue one very soaked mama. It's also not very good for layering underneath as it's a tight fit.

I've read that we are due a very cold winter and apparently quite a bit of snow (although i'm sure they make these weather predictions up). Just in case it's time for me to find a new winter coat that's stylish but practical. Here, i've trawled the internet for my favourites.



First up are a couple of cute bomber jackets. Bomber jackets have really hit the fashion scene this year. They were seen all through spring/summer and they are here to stay for the foreseeable future. They have had a makeover and come in quite a few styles whether that be the traditional form, long, velvet, leather or oversized, there is a style for everyone. They've also had a smart makeover too. No longer are they just for casual wear, you can now where them for smart/work wear.

First up is this Khaki Bomber Jacket £68 from Next. If you've seen my winter wardrobe you will know that Khaki is my favourite colour for this time of year. This is a shower resistant jacket with a faux-fur hood to keep you warm and best of all dry. I love the fact it has pockets. If you're a mama like me, pockets are invaluable. Honestly, if you look in mine I have all sorts of things in them from dog poop bags to Eva's hair bobbles. This jacket will look fab against jeans and teamed with a pair of boots.



This is a black Faux Fur Collar Bomber Jacket £39.99 from New Look. I think black is such a versatile colour as it can be worn with pretty much everything. Even though this jacket doesn't have a hood, it does look cozy. Team it with a cute bobble hat, skinny jeans or leggings and either fashion trainers or boots. It's perfect for a relaxed, casual look.


The next two coats are smarter so they'll be ideal for dashing off to work, meetings or an outing with friends.

The first one is a Khaki Military Coat £75 from Next. This one has a military feel about it which again is a trend for this season. The buttons are which set it off for me. I'd wear it open with a jumper, skirt and heeled ankle boots. The long length will keep you warm from head to toe.


I think this coat is one of my personal favourites from the list. It's a black Bar Back Split Maxi £44.99 from New Look. It was featured in Elle magazine. Even though it's a casual fit, it is perfect for a smart look. I'd wear it with skinny jeans or leggings, a shirt and heeled ankle boots. You could also pop on a black floppy hat to finish off the look.


My final two picks are from Joules. As i've already mentioned i'm a big fan of their coats. These are both the same coat, which is called 'Coast',  but in different colours. It's £89.95 which is reasonable if it is going to last as long as my last Joules coat. I really can't decide which colour I prefer. It's 100% waterproof which is exactly what we all need on the rainy day school run. It has a soft lining which will make it warm. It's also quite a loose fit which means you should be able to add a few layers underneath for the very cold days.



That concludes my top picks of coats for the school run. Stylish but practical and just what we need during the winter months.

Which one is your favourite? Have you seen any good school run coats?





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26 comments:

  1. I love Joules too, therefore my picks would be the last two. Off to have a look at their website again ;)

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  2. I love the military coat from Next it looks fab! Perfect for cold winter nights

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  3. I love Next clothing. I love the khaki bomber jacket :) x

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  4. My favourite is the bar back coat too but I do love the black & rose gold one, it would be perfect for standing on the sidelines watching the teenager play footy

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  5. It's definitely time to start wrapping up warm. Love your selections

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  6. Fantastic post, I'm looking for a new jacket atm as the weather is turning really cold! I really like the bomber jacket from new look, it's lovely.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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  7. These are lovely. I think I'll need to dig mine out soon and hope it still fits

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  8. I love the military coat! I'm not sure I could pull it off though!! Love the joules coats x

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  9. A gorgeous selection - thanks for sharing these. Love your style!

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  10. Anything with a fur hood gets my vote, perfect insulation when it is really windy x

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  11. I love the Khaki coat from Next, I could imagine myself as Captain Jack with that on

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  12. The Khaki jacket is right up my street!! I've got one like it hat I've had for a couple of years now and every year it is a god send :)

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  13. Great selection! I absolutely love the military coat from Next.

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  14. Love the long grey coat plus the parkers. I suppose it all depends where you are off to after the school run

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  15. Oh my gosh, I love that military coat! I finally bought a new winter coat this year - I went for a parka style with a hood, so at least my head can be warm when I'm stuck outside at work stuff, even if my face isn't! :)

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  16. I think my fave would be the khaki military coat it is gorgeous and I love the long length as well!

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  17. Love the look of the joules ones. I'm in the need of a new coat for the same reason my current one has no hood which isn't good as I walk everywhere .

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  18. I love the New Look one too! And the military coat! I tend to always stick with a parka because I'm all about keeping warm but there are so many choices here!

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  19. I love Military style coats but I also love a good parker with a fur hood x

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  20. I gave away all my jackets from last winter because I lost quiet a lot of weight and I wanted to invest in new jackets. Ive been strolling through so many stores to find a perfect school run jacket that I can just throw on and leave but couldn't find any. Love both the khaki and black bomber jackets. Best thing is they don't look like they will ride up when I am sitting down!

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  21. These are lovely. I think my favourite is the Navy and spots one. I love my polka dots :)

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  22. All those coats are lovely. I'm actually in need of a new coat so thanks for giving me so style inspo!

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  23. they all look very comfy but I'd go for the Joules ones. They look awesome for the rain :) x

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  24. I love the khaki jacket from Next. I would most definitely wear it to do the school run :)

    Louise x

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