I have always dismissed Forever 21 as just a ghastly shabby cut price dive. When clothes are too cheap, I’m suspicious. I go in to any very cheap shop and think… hmm… this is a bit too easy. There is something wrong here.

And I maintain there’s probably a lot wrong with Forever 21. But I’m not sure there’s much wrong with this plaid coat, which is a good take on the Isabel Marant plaid jacket fandango.

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They’ve made this coat look so, so hideous here, but it’s alright – I tried it on. £45 

I don’t really understand Isabel Marant anyway. Everything is so oversized and weird and a bit unflattering. Someone once told me that it was clothes for “thin blonde trustafarians from, like, Paris” and I thought God I am so, so far away from any of those things that it’s no wonder the clothes seem so bizarre to me.

Anyway, look, there’s nothing actually wrong with a plaid coat and I thought this one was okay, it won’t make you look like Jackie from Rosanne, which the Marant one almost certainly will.

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Love you, Laurie

In other Forever 21 news, I thought a skirt on a hanger I saw would look excellent with some long brown boots and a black polo neck, but when I looked it up online it turned out to be this skirt, which they have again managed to make look so utterly hideous that I feel like someone who went to bed with George Clooney but woke up and discovered it was actually George Clarke. But, as with the plaid jacket, perhaps actually on a normal person and worn with normal clothes and not a fucking belly top, hello? it would be fine.

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£15