A chill is in the air, the nights are drawing in, and meteorologists are beginning to frequently throw around the word ‘autumnal’. This can only mean one thing: it is high time to go coat hunting. A quality coat is perhaps the most essential sartorial selection you’ll make this season, as your outerwear is destined to become your every day uniform for the next few months. Certainly if this summer was any indication of what’s to come weather-wise, we’re destined to be getting cosy in our coats for the foreseeable future.
Like any good garment, when searching for the perfect coat, go for a style that’s both flattering and functional. A high quality winter coat is an investment piece and as you will be wearing it on a daily basis, it’s not a fashion commitment to be entered into lightly. Your best bet is to choose classic shape that suits your figure and leaves a bit of room for layers. Need some inspiration? Here are the top 5 chic styles and fabrics for Autumn/Winter outwear that will keep you toasty and on trend.
1. The Pea Coat
The pea coat is a true classic and a universally flattering shape. It’s a style originally worn by sailors and, appropriately, navy is the traditional colour. That said, why not make a statement with your winter-wear and choose a bold, rich hue like magenta, or a deep green. Go for a double-breasted style with metallic buttons for a timeless, military chic look.
2. The Puffy Parka
Snowbunnies and fashionistas alike rejoice over this warm winter style. Despite the fulsome fabric, there is no excuse for looking like a marshmallow. Remember to pick a puffy coat with feminine features such a belt or tapered waist to ensure your look isn’t entirely shapeless.
3. The Timeless Trench
Perhaps the most iconic of all coats, the trench is a must for every woman’s wardrobe. Not only is it ideal for keeping dry in inclement weather, but also the double-breasted style and waist sash guarantees a slimming silhouette. Though you’ll not want to venture far in a blizzard wearing only a trench, it’s the perfect choice to take you from Autumn to Winter in style.
3. Luxe Leather
With the nouvelle gothic look hitting catwalks and red carpets everywhere, it’s little surprise that leather is the fabric of the moment. Go for a tough biker look, or alternatively choose a more substantial winter-style coat with leather and metallic details to stay warm and on trend.
4. Faux Fur
There is nothing quite like a luxurious fur-lined hood to save your head from the frost. Humans have been wrapping up in fur from time in memoriam, however today you can enjoy cruelty-free cosiness. Go for an all out animal print look like Tulisa, or choose a simple faux-fur lined jacket for ultimate warmth this winter.
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