The Glory of Coats

September 1, 2013

I was about to start this post with – ‘it’s all about the coat for me this winter’, then I realised Autumn/Winter  is always and should always be about the coat. A coat, whether you buy one once every 3 years, every year or every season, is a wardrobe staple that, if properly looked after, will stay with you for the rest of your life. In terms of shapes and proportions this winter everything is over-sized and slightly androgynous. I rather like it. There’s something satisfying in the idea that you can be all cosy and warm, while at the same time turning heads in your woolen wonder! Just like a pair of shoes, the style of coat you choose defines you and says something about you. You can be flirty and feminine in a fitted dress style coat, fierce in a military coat, smoldering in an over sized black coat or utterly glamorous in a camel coat.

 

Coat Max Mara

MaxMara A/W 2013/14

Although we are coming out of the winter months designers have not abandoned the colour wagon completely. In fact we are being encouraged to embrace bright oranges, yellows and blues as alternate hues to the traditional black, camel or navy. Would you brave such colours? I would definitely try a white/cream or red coat matched with an all black ensemble. But I’m a traditionalist and always embrace the darkness that defines winter fashion.

Coat Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta A/W 2013/14

Coat Jil Sander

Jil Sander A/W 2013/14

Not typically a coat but the woolen gilet or sleeveless coat is definitely something to invest in this season. Perfect for layering in the winter and summer and simply stylish! I personally love this one from Zara £149.00.

Coat Zara

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