Saturday, February 2, 2013

Pick up a Parka

By Elaine Scully Styling

Two valuable reasons why the Parka is your must have coat when living in Ireland...........firstly we pretty much have all year round miserable weather and secondly we are watching the pennies so when we splash out on a big purchase such as outerwear we want (need) a coat that is a timeless recurring trend. The parka ticks all the boxes plus it looks effortlessly stylish with any outfit.

I have put together my fave parkas along with links making it easy for you to simply click and shop if one should happen to pull on your purse strings.

First up is a cotton parka with fur trim hood from A|wear. The draw strings at the waist allows you to create a fabulous shape and is perfect for all figures.

Khaki cotton twill parka, €80 A|wear. Available in sizes 8 to 18

Love my next choice which comes from ASOS and is available in two colours - stone with black or black with burgundy.

ASOS Gilet parka from €60.68

My third pick is slightly different from the usual parka but I adore it. Grey is a fantastic neutral colour and will look fab with practically any colour skinnies. This jacket is a bit pricier but the detailing makes it worth it and again it is a coat you will have in your wardrobe for years.

ASOS Premium parka with leather trim €175.31

Now time for my absolute favourite parka. I came across this River Island jacket on ASOS last week and since then it has been reduced to just under €90 so it's a bargain too :-) Whenever I purchase a jacket I always look for a style with a classy/glamorous feature - that way even when I'm racing to the school in my jeans and boots I always looked dressed up! For me the fitted inner coat streamlines the otherwise slouchy look of the parka and the large fur trim looks stylishly glamorous.

River Island Faux fur collar parka WAS €128.11 NOW €89.68 Available in sizes 6 to 12

Happy Parka Shopping!!!

Elaine xx
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