They say there’s a Burberry Girl for everyone; Burberry Prorsum for the cool A-listers, Burberry London for the city chic crowd, Burberry Brit for the cool girls, and Burberry for the “traditionalists”. Today I think I discovered which Burberry Girl I was.
Burberry, started in 1856, is most famous for the trench coat, and since Christopher Bailey took over as creative director in 2001 (later becoming chief creative director in 2009), both the label’s popularity and sales have increased. (I personally think that it’s not just down to his creative finesse but his good looks too ;P he is HOT HOT HOT.) The once infamous checked pattern has since been updated with an understated transformation thanks to new campaigning with the help of British models and young stars.
Scrolling through net-a-porter.com’s “what’s new” section I came across this double breasted Burberry Brit wool-blend cocoon coat. The coat is burgundy and looks as though it’ll ooze strong red wine and beetroot if you touch it (both things I LOVE). As well as being a staple for many women in the coming fall/winter months, it is a highly functioning coat with two large zip pockets; meaning that nothing will slip out if you’re running to catch that last train or cab.
Burberry Brit double-breasted burgundy wool-blend cocoon coat
Funnily enough last week whilst doing a quick browse through Uniqlo on High Street Ken with my sister, she stumbled upon a very similar looking coat (the only difference is that the pockets are not zipped and that the coat was navy), and ever since I’ve been debating over whether or not I should get it. Seeing the Burberry Brit coat today, there was no doubt in my mind that the Uniqlo coat would be bought as soon as.
Uniqlo double-breasted navy wool pea coat
Both can be worn down with some cool flats (think ballet flats or plimsols like TOMS and Superga) or up, with some chucky platforms. As I love the “big on top, small on the bottom” look, I’d pair it with a mini skirt or skinny jeans for the bottom, and plenty of layers for the top. Burgundy and navy are perfect colours for fall/winter and can be worn both day AND night.
I guess this means I’m a cool girl (natch) and if it’s one thing that Burberry knows and does best, it’s a coat.