An extra coat will brighten up your wardrobe

This month’s column is all about pre-loved winter coats. Even though winter is almost over, I guarantee you we haven’t seen the last of the winter chills. 

Over the past two months, I have seen many stalls pop up across the city selling good quality second-hand coats.

It reminds of the great winter bargains I bought at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in 2016. The market area at the festival is usually bustling with festival-goers looking for bargains. I remember buying three woollen scarves for R30. A feat I would not have achieved in Cape Town, that’s for sure.

While strolling through Grand Central in the CBD last week I came across Nandi’s Fashion.

She sells good quality men’s
and women’s second-hand
coats that range between R200 and R300.

If you pop outside, you can browse through their cheaper ones selling for R150.

In Adderley Street in the CBD there is a stall where you can buy second-hand finds for R200.

Over the past two winter seasons I have not done a lot of layer-

I put that down to the evo-
lution of my personal style: I prefer wearing a top, polo neck or
jersey with a statement coat thrown over.

As a journalist, who is con-
stantly on the move, you won’t believe the number of beanies, scarves and gloves I have lost over the years.

However, I am all about simplicity and ease at the moment.

You can’t go wrong with a good trench coat and I am currently obsessed with my navy blue melton cowl neck trench coat.

And remember the wise words of Ann Klein as you brave the cold this winter: “Clothes aren’t going to change the world; the women who wear them will”.

Happy Women’s Month!

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All the coats modelled
cost R200 and be purchased through George at 073 727