This week children across the country will be going back to school after the summer holidays. Some kids, like mine, have already been back for a few days. Uniforms are bought, pencils are freshly sharpened, lunch boxes are packed and ready to go. Some children are raring to go while others are dragging their bags behind them. We’ve had the uniforms bought for a while, because I hate that back to school rush when you’re searching for skirts in the right size. The only thing we hadn’t bought were school coats, which I usually leave until later in to September to buy.
We were recently sent a boys coat from the range at House of Fraser, and it’s going to be perfect for the new school term and beyond. The coat we received is a Howick Junior Quilted Coat (currently priced at £45) in age 9-10, which is the perfect size for my ever growing 7 year old.
I love House of Fraser for kids clothes, they’re always such good quality. That is the first thing that struck my about this coat when it arrived. The coat is made from a quilted polyester and is ribbed at the collar and the cuffs. The ribbed cuffs are great for the colder weather helping to keep the cold air out of the sleeves.
The coat is nice and lightweight which is great for a school coat. Kids on the go certainly don’t need something heavy to weigh them down in the playground. Despite being lightweight, it still feels like it will be nice and warm on the cooler days.
The coat features a cotton body lining in a check pattern. It’s honestly one of the softest materials I’ve ever felt, and feels like it will help keep the warmth in. I do love the navy red and white tartan, and coupled with the navy quilt it looks quite luxurious.
When I’m choosing coats for the kids, I like to find something that is versatile enough for home and school. What is the point in spending good money on something that is going to be hung in the school cloakroom all day? This coat is conservative enough for school, but stylish enough to be worn out and about too. The quilt gives it a high end country feel that I love, and looks perfect with jeans and wellies or dressed up a bit.
All in all I’m impressed with the style and quality of the coat, an I think Neil looks pretty darn cool in it. He likes it too, which is great because he’s quite fussy about his clothes.
We were sent this coat free of charge for the purpose of an honest review. All opinions are my own.