Beyond my beautiful swing coats, a lot of my shorter, more everyday coats are pretty worn in by this point. The problem is that I wear the shorter coats a lot more and they do wear out but I find it so hard to find coats I like and that I fit, being as petite as I am, that I just live with it until they actually disintegrate.
Step in, Hell Bunny. The Olga style I bring to you today is a re-release of a classic one, so I’m a bit annoyed I didn’t try it before because I could have thrown out that navy ASOS coat that has about 2/8 buttons left a long time ago! Navy is possibly my favourite coat colour – it’s dark enough that it doesn’t get too mucky looking, but it’s crucially not black, which just makes this pale face look zombie-esque in winter. Brown I find can sometimes clash with my hair (I don’t understand it either, but some browns with my brown hair look really weird) and I love dark green, but it’s not quite as easy to match with things as good ol’ navy. But if navy isn’t your thing, this coat comes in black and burgundy too.
It’s a really good, classic, staple kind of coat. It’s great for someone my height, because it retains that vintage aesthetic while being really easy to wear in flats as well as heels, hitting just about on the knee as it does. Normally I don’t like coats to be shorter than my skirts, but I tried it here and I think it’s working! I love the double collar design and the waist belt – I always look for waist belts because with the bulk of winter knitwear sometimes it’s the only thing that doesn’t make me look like an overstuffed teddy bear. The pocket flaps are a nice touch too – whenever I do use my coat pockets I’m usually putting something vital like my keys or phone in there and then jogging across the road at traffic lights, so one of these days…
I found the fit typical of Hell Bunny’s usual and took XS as normal in this coat. I did have to have the sleeves shortened – but this is the girl that has to have petite length sleeves shortened so I think I have tiny T-Rex arms or something.