I remember when this coat hit the stores everyone went crazy for it “this coat though”, “I need this coat”, and it was definitely “this season’s must-have from this high-street”, so you can image my surprised look when I walked into Zara the other week and found a rack full of burgundy leather coats. It might have been the odd fit, cause let’s be real, as much as we love minimalistic lines and stiff materials, this coat has just an odd design – at least when you put it on, it looks definitely amazing on the hanger.

Then there’s this smell, which reminds me of India. I call it “the little street fires”, and for everyone who’s been to India knows for sure what I mean. Now this will fade over time, but honestly, I couldn’t stand myself when I was wearing this coat, so I decided I had to return it. Such a shame, cause in fact this coat made me wear my Celine silk scarf for the first time. It has been waiting for over a year, tried on many times, but put back even more often. It was one of those things I wanted to have, found on this amazing online store for just a fraction of the price, and then never wore it.

Anyway, we all have those great buys ending in the back of our closets, don’t we? What’s one of those things you have been wanting forever, and then when you finally got it, it turned out not so perfect, yet you can’t get rid of it because you keep loving it… The love-hate relationship, shall we talk about that?

Charlotte Groeneveld | THEFASHIONGUITAR

MIH Jeans flared jeans | THEFASHIONGUITAR

Burgundy leather Zara coat | THEFASHIONGUITAR

Charlotte Groeneveld | THEFASHIONGUITAR

MIH Jeans flared jeans | THEFASHIONGUITAR

Zara coat // Celine scarf // MIH Jeans flared jeans // Jimmy Choo boots // Celine sunglasses.

Photos by Jeff Thibodeau


  • Awesome outfit, love the coat!!
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  • Natali

    Fantastic outfit, so 70’s and so chic!

  • A very good look! I had the same reaction when I found it on sale..!

  • Honorata

    Looks great with the orange scarf!

  • chucky1012

    Very stylish and nice look!

  • flawless coat !! suits you very much !

  • Cool outfit. stylish and simple.

    much love,

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  • The scarf looks fab with the coat, so surprised you’ve not worn it before, it would look great with greys or navy.

    I have a love hate relationship with my Uggs, I love that they’re so warm, cosy & comfortable, but I hate the style!!!!

    Hugs Adele xoxo

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  • fashion altitude

    Love-hate relationships..with clothes, at least. I have this Céline white shirt, It’s s a shirttail model. I knew I had to have it. For many reasons, the first one is “this is Celine”! so it has to look fantastic. So chic, Less is more, right? .. The second one is that it’s good to have many white shirts, they are so versatile, can be worn all year round…
    The truth is the fit is odd, the poplin is stiff so when I try it on, it ends up back on the hanger the next minute. then in the closet and I forget about it. Everytime it’s a disappointment. Celine is just not my brand, I am not Celine…what a shame..I am more of a Marni girl or an Isabel Marant girl….let’s say…
    I like the way you pulled off this coat, but it does look stiff!:-).

  • That’s such an unique coat! Love the color on you.

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  • Paulina Villalpando

    Not sure if I am psychologically prepared for the flare jeans comeback…


      me too!

  • diane

    Last year when I was in the flagship Saint Laurent store in Paris, I tried on a flower-print peasant blouse that was way out of my financial reach. A few months later, I found the same top in a larger size on the RealReal site for a quarter of the price (still expensive). Despite having it tailored to fit, the blouse still fits awkwardly and for this reason I have never worn it, but I keep it in my closet to remind me of that beautiful October day in Paris.

  • Camilla Ackley

    I do love love the coat but it doesn’t look terribly comfortable or warm…Great styling though.

    xo Camilla

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  • lavieenliz

    love the flared jeans

  • That coat is really nice, like the color


  • Beatrice Gutu

    Absolutely in love with this coat! You styled it perfectly!

  • Jammer dat de jas zo tegenviel… Hij staat je echt super! En vaker dat sjaaltje om doen hoor, die is te mooi om in de kast te blijven liggen!

  • Ik heb dit gelukkig nog niet vaak mee gemaakt maar ik heb het probleem nu dus wel en wel met mijn Acne trui. DE Acne trui van vorig jaar, gescoord in de sale en nog steeds zo blij mee, MAAR…het kreng is zo groot dat er geen jas overheen kan en zo zwaar dat ik het idee heb dat ik 24 lagen draag en aangezien ik het door die zogenaamde 24 lagen ook weer warm heb (want het ding is nog dik ook) heb ik weer een jas nodig (want je gaat niet naar buiten zonder jas in de regen) maarja, dat past dus niet….Crisis noem ik het, want de liefde is zo groot! Dus ja, ik herken deze love-hate relationship compleet!

    Wel een prachtige jas trouwens en helemaal met het sjaaltje en de flared jeans erbij ;) xx

  • Lauren Letizio

    Beautiful photos Charlotte!! Danielle was wearing this on we wore what today as well :) it’s a good jacket but I know the smell you are talking about! Beautiful photos though xx


  • Ari Camacho

    Love how you paired the coat with the scarf!!

  • Same thing happened to WHOWOREWHAT.. I really like the look of the coat and i love the colour against you platinum hair. Though I am yet to see myself wearing a leather coat ;)

  • Pardon My Obsession

    Loving this Zara coat… This whole look is very interesting, love the combo with the scarf !

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