In Project Streamline this week I am looking at my coats and jackets. Many people who live in more extreme climates would suggest that we do not need jackets or coats in Queensland. However, we live in one of the cooler districts and these are mostly quite lightweight so they all get some use during the year. The colours are either neutral or fit with my basic colour combinations. We are only 3 weeks into our ‘official’ winter season and these have all been worn this year.
Dark navy, lined, double-breasted, wool coat
20+ years old, usually worn once or twice each winter. I wore this today to work and probably will for the next couple of days as it is quite cold when I leave home and again when I walk from the train station to the office.
Red, hooded wind/waterproof jacket
This belonged to Belle but she no longer wanted/needed it so I decided to use it when we are travelling. It is lightweight and takes up very little space. The sizing on me is generous so I can wear it over a couple of other layers if required.
After I had taken all of the photos, I remembered that I have another spray jacket (navy zip-front one) but it is much lesser quality and does not stop the wind as well as the red one.
I am happy that all of my jackets and coats have earned their place in my wardrobe and they will stay, even though they are mostly worn only during about 4 months of the year.
Next week I will start on my tops/t-shirts/blouses. I have put these off until last because I am not sure how to group them and there are more than any other category. However, I will bite the bullet and do them so tune in next week to see how I justify them.