5 COAT TRENDS TO DO WINTER IN STYLE
As winter approaches and the temperatures drop, it’s time to get cosy in our trend-ticking coats and jackets…
1. THE CLASSIC CAMEL COAT
Like the LBD of the coat world, a camel cover-up will always be in style. Sienna Miller wears hers on the red carpet, Julianne Moore wears hers to run errands in New York, and we throw ours over everything from jeans, trainers and a chunky knit to a chic evening dress or workwear tailoring. Cut in a boyfriend style, the patch pockets at the front add interest to this fashion classic, while the wool mix fabric makes it a worthy wardrobe investment. Seriously, the cost-per-wear value is off the scale.
2. THE FAUX FUR JACKET
Behold your autumn/winter hero jacket. Bestowed with the power to amp up any look in an instant, a hit of fluffy faux fur is guaranteed to turn heads. It’s a go-to for the fash pack, whether worn with leather leggings or a glam dress, and there’s something about slipping one on that just makes you feel a million dollars. If you’re worried about it making you look bulky, don’t be. The flat faux fur on our navy style keeps your silhouette streamlined. A party season staple that looks just as good in your downtime, it’s a bit like a hug in coat form, and who doesn’t want that on a chilly day?
2. THE BOLD BERRY COAT
When you want to do winter colour, it’s all about berry hues (we’ve already told you raspberry is the shade of the season) Why? They strike the perfect balance of statement but still timeless – no mean feat when it comes to a coat. Our berry boyfriend coat is made from tactile boucle, scoring extra style points for texture and its oversized fit. Follow Kate Hudson’s lead and use it to make muted outfits pop, or, for a more directional look, take your wardrobe cue from this street styler and work it with contrasting pops of colour – bold accessories are an easy way to nail it.
4. THE LEATHER JACKET
It may be November, but you won’t find us ditching our leather biker jackets until it’s absolutely freezing (layering over another jacket a la Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a nifty trick if you want to get extra mileage out of yours) While a biker jacket may not look substantial enough for winter, good leather keeps you seriously warm – especially when you throw a chunky knit into the mix. It’s this year-round wearability that makes the leather biker the ultimate wardrobe investment. That and the fact it goes with everything in your wardrobe. And no, we’re not exaggerating.
5. THE LUXE GREEN COAT
There’s nothing like a Duchess and a Vogue staffer both wearing something to stamp it with cult buy status. This season, that cult buy is a chic coat in a rich shade of forest green, spotted on Kate Middleton and US Vogue Fashion and Accessories Director Virginia Smith. Classic, stylish and seriously expensive looking, it was a no-brainer colour choice for our sleek single breasted coat. The perfect partner to block colours and prints alike, play up the polished vibe by wearing with a pencil skirt and shirt, or try it over a skinny rib polo neck, cropped trousers and flats for an effortless smart/casual formula.