With the final days of the September sunshine over, it’s time to turn our attention to one of our biggest wardrobe investments of the year - our winter coat. I have to say I’ve got a thing for outerwear, which is why I love autumn/winter style. You could be wearing the simplest of outfits, but add a great coat and it just feels all the more special.
So, what to choose? There are the obvious classics which I think everyone woman should have in her wardrobe and which I’ve got in mine. The camel coat, grey overcoat, the classic trench, and the perfect parka.
For those of you that like your coat to include some print I think animal print is always a good addition, as is tweed, plaid or check. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean your coat has to be dark and dreary, so don’t be afraid to go for one in a bright colour. Just make sure you choose the right colour for your skin tone and one that will compliment the clothes in your wardrobe. As I mentioned in my blog ‘Seeing Red’ http://www.cravepersonalstyling.com/blog/seeingred I’ve bought myself a scarlet red coat recently, which will work with all the muted tones and animal prints I have in my wardrobe.
It’s going to be one of your most worn items over the coming months and the first thing people see, so whatever you choose make sure it fits well and makes you feel great. Oh, and keeps you warm!
Images: Top row left to right: Kooples fur effect coat / Marc Cain leopard print coat / Mango cotton wool blend coat / Mango premium long wool coat / Cos rib neck wool coat / Zara handmade coat Bottom row left to right: Zara Alpaca coat / Mango boucle wool coat / Mango double breasted wool coat / Malene Birger Athenia wool coat / M&S checked coat / Topshop premium faux-fur lined parka