On a cold dull winters day, wearing a brightly coloured coat (fuchsia plum) really cheers me up. I have a similar coat from LE which I have had for about 6 years now, a deep purple, in a diamond design. I wash it every summer, on a hot breezy day, never put it in a tumble drier (don't have one), comes up a treat. I wear it every day for work (October to April) and it's roasty toasty on playground duty. This coat is tall like the last but it's 2 inches 5cms shorter ( would have liked it to have been 10cms longer), sleeves are lovely and long, the cuffs, collar and pockets have warm lining not fleece as in my current coat. I like the popper flap over the zip as I very rarely have time to do up the zip. The colour brilliant, wonderful, love bright warm colours.