When I shop for coats for my kids, I always look for three things, style, practicality and the ability to make the boys feel like their enveloped in warmth. What they can’t achieve from cuddles, central heating or a good duvet, should come in the shape of a coat for when they’re outside. Almost like a second home, especially on school days and nursery adventures.
For the past four years that has been the Parka. The classic utilitarian coat has all the details you could want from outerwear, a versatile colour, snugly borg lining and inner removable padding for our unpredicable UK weather. Not to mention the numerous pockets for a wealth of treasures, from conkers, sweets, stones and other little boy contraband.
In addition to this cosy cool cover-up is the ability to always make my boys look put together when they are covered in mud and other park life elements. Anything that resembles army attire was born to be rolled around in and these Zara styles are a little home from home, without the price tag that comes with buying a house.
Now I just need to find one for me and I can say I’m living my best life.