I watch a lot of YouTube, and I also read a lot of blogs. And often, people write or talk about clothing items and say "I always have people come up to me in the street and give me compliments when I'm wearing this". And I sit there and think "really?". Because here, in Sweden, people close to never give each other compliments like that, especially from stranger to stranger. It's rare, I'm telling you. But, this coat I'm dedicating this post to is a very rare exception. I've never in my life gotten this many compliments for a piece of clothing before. For real, though.
Autumn is soon over, but the mild weather we're currently having means we can still wear our coats for a good while longer - yay. I'm happy that I don't have to wear my Michelin man looking down winter jacket just yet. I much prefer coats, as I find them considerably more flattering, and love how the tailored look makes everyone look their very best - even though they're only wearing jeans and a simple tee underneath.
I have a few coats (because well, I'm a bit addicted) but this two coloured coat is my fave, and the one I reach for most mornings before heading out the door. It's from Benetton and I picked it up in the sale for less than half price last year. Win! It quickly became my favourite piece of clothing, and it seems a lot of people around me also find it eye-catching.
After I posted a photo on Instagram last winter, people contacted me and commented on it, and I was both flattered and a bit surprised. I've also received a surprising amount of compliments from strangers out and about. Walking into my office building, two kind ladies stopped me and both said they loved my coat, I've had both men and women stop me when walking down the street. Even my brother commented on how he liked it a lot when we met up one day, my dad too. A stranger saw me enter the bus and actually ran after me, only to ask where she could get a coat just like mine, followed by: "Do you think it would suit me, too?"
These little encounters with complete strangers have truly made my day every time. It has made me chit chat with strangers that I would never otherwise talk to at all. So; what do I really want to say here, with this mile long post...? Simply put: compliment strangers more! Not just for the sake of giving someone a complement, but dare to compliment them when you feel the urge to. If you see someone who has an outfit you think is on point - tell them. If someone walks by wearing a stunning bag you're dying to know where it's from - ask! If you spot someone with bomb highlights, ask them where they get their hair done. Little gestures like that will not only make you feel good yourself, but it might even (most certainly will) make someone else feel absolutely great, too.