Every change in season brings with it common wardrobe conundrums. In spring, it’s about deciding whether it’s actually warm enough to swap from pants to skirts. In summer, it’s finding an outfit that keeps you cool but protects you from the sun. In autumn, the challenge is finding the balance between being overdressed and underdressed. And in winter, it’s finding the perfect new coat.
However the beauty of purchasing a wardrobe-winning coat is that once you eventually find it, you won’t need to look again for a very long time.
With winter fashion hitting the stands, now’s the time to invest in a new coat that will keep you toasty through the cold, and stylishly on point for your special events and occasions throughout winter. Whether you’re off for a walk to the shops or heading out for a coffee date with friends, a new coat that fits all varieties of occasion is a must.
There are so many women’s coats to choose from depending on your individual style, preference for warmth, and unique reason for wanting to update your wardrobe. Perhaps you’re after a street style faux fur coat, a leather biker jacket for ultimate rock girl chic, or perhaps you’re after something that will see you through season after season. A wool coat? A trench coat? Or a vintage feel suede coat?
Whichever is your fashion preference, here are some important tips to remember before you hand over your cash:
Leave room for layers
It should go without saying that whatever new coat you’re after, you want to be able to fit layers underneath. Not having enough room for layers, particularly under the arms of a coat, is the most restricting, uncomfortable thing on earth. Your layers will inevitably all twist in different directions leaving you feeling like your arms are sausage stuffing. Opting for a coat with a bit of extra room makes things a whole lot easier when trying to pair with undergarments and long sleeved tops.
Go for the classic coat
For a practical investment, the best route you can take is a coat that’s minimal in the front, and has a nice collar. The Emerge Classic Coat provides a sleek silhouette that is tailored to perfection. It has a sophisticated longline cut, a generous shape to wear over wool pieces and is collared with a double button fastening, front pockets and long sleeves. This timeless style is perfect to complete your winter look and comes in an array of colour preferences including camel, berry, black, grey and pink.
Which hue will do?
Are you stuck wondering which colour is right for this season? When choosing a colour, remember that despite the array of bright and bold colours and patterns in stores, sticking to a classic colour will make your new coat an investment that you won’t tire of with time.
In saying that, it is easy to get bored with the styles we own after a year or two of wear. So, if you already have a staple coat that you love, then don’t be afraid to branch out with a brighter colour for fun. Bright coloured coats can be real statement pieces, especially when everyone else is wearing blacks and browns throughout winter. Use the darker coat for day-to-day activities and keep the lighter-coloured coat for special occasions and evenings out. For something a little more edgy, nothing can beat the glamour of a winter white coat!
A good coat is an incredibly versatile piece to own and can be dressed up easily with simple touches such as hats, gloves and scarves. Owning several different accessories means you can easily change the look of your coat in a simple yet cost effective way. Take care of your investment and it will see you through the seasons while remaining the trusty wardrobe item that you pull out year upon year!
Are you looking for a new coat this winter? What style will be your go-to this season?