Fashion

Primark Longline Duster Jacket Coat

After finishing all six seasons of Gossip Girl within the space of about 2 weeks, I was greatly inspired by the glamorous lifestyle and high-end outfits worn by all of the characters throughout the show. Not only was I inspired to dress ‘better’, it also lead me to getting a job so I could actually afford all of the new clothes I wanted. Of course, no job at my age at least could help me to buy all the Valentino dresses and Elie Saab coats I desired. So, I had to search for cheaper alternatives within my budget.

Primark has always been a favourite of mine. This is due to the incredible prices and pretty great quality of clothes. Of course, it is no Dolce and Gabbana but I believe it is great considering the affordable prices. For example, I have been buying the same leggings for years from there which are currently £2.50. One may argue that if I bought from a different brand and spent more money on them then I wouldn’t have to buy as many pairs but I generally can’t afford to branch out on a pair of leggings which are usually worn as lounge wear anyway.

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One item that I’d been saving up for was the Longline Duster Jacket Coat which was £25 in my store. As cliché as this may sound, I fell in love with the coat the second I saw it, found my size and proceeded to the changing rooms.

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With around £2.40 in my pocket, I knew I was torturing myself but I just couldn’t restrain. Taking it off the hanger, I put the coat on and felt the wealthy, powerful feeling I’d been waiting for. It all seems a little extreme for a coat but I stupidly believe it changed my life. I got home and searched the house for spare bits of change: under the couches, in old bags, coat pockets. I managed to scrape together roughly £11 which was still £14 from what I needed. On my search however, I did find an old 20 dollar bill from a trip to New York and so, on my way to Primark, stopped at the exchange shop and bagged myself a further £14.67. I didn’t feel like the shop assistant would appreciate £11 of my money being in 5ps and 10ps so I took my money to the bank and put it on my card to pay like that. I got to the shop, found the coat section and of course, the jackets were there, but my size wasn’t. Devastated. Truly devastated. In my desperation after coming so far, I got on the train and went to the next closest store which was 3 stories more that my closest Primark. I arrived and lo and behold it was there! I ran (not literally obviously – store rules and everything) to the checkout and bought the coat, ripped off the tags and wore if immediately. I glided through town, coat on, Starbucks in hand, feeling on top of the world.

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You may not even think it looks that good on me and frankly, I’d agree. But, considering how I felt wearing it, I don’t think that really matters.

If you haven’t gathered – I would highly recommend this coat. Not only is it affordable (for most) and stylish, it may also make you feel as great as I did. If this isn’t your style, then my message to you is this:

Find something you love, something that inspires you and makes you feel like a better, stronger person and fight for it until it is yours because, honestly, nothing beats a bit of happiness.

xoxo

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