On those winter days when all you want to do is roll out of bed on put on some trackies, this is my outfit solution. A great coat is an outfit maker, which is why its worth investing in.
This season I’m loving burgundy as an alternative to black. It’s easy to wear and adds the perfect pop of colour to your winter wardrobe.
A double breasted coat teamed with slim leg jeans is the perfect solution for comfortable work style (which can equally pass as dressy weekend look). Pairing together minimal tones but with the addition of stripes and white boots, makes this outfit both simple yet statement.
Having shopped up quite the coat collection, here’s my top 5 things to consider when buying.
5 Things To Look For In A Winter Coat
A classic cut
Coats are generally an investment piece, look for a classic silhouette that won’t date and offers versatility. If you can wear it to work and during the weekends you know you’ll be getting great value for money. Looks for smart finishes like double breasted button details or self tie belt.
Consider what length best suits your body proportions and what type of look you are going for. Long coats create a much more formal look while crop styles are best for casual dressing. For versatility, I like coats that finish around mid-thigh – long enough to create a flatter streamline look and short enough to wear casually.
Pay attention to the fabrication. I always prefer to pick a coat with a wool blend, so you know it will actually keep you warm. The look and feel will also be reflective of the quality and a cheap fabric will not only fail to keep you comfortably warm, but won’t look as nice either.
Size and fit
A coat should be roomy enough to fit knit layers. Avoid anything too snug around the shoulders and arms as this will make winter layering tricky.
Start building your coat collection with classic cuts and colours, this way you have the essentials covered that you know you’ll get the wear out of. Once you’ve established a basic collection, try add a bold pop colour or a fun patterned coat as a statement piece.
Top: WITCHERY (old)
Boots: Atmos&here from theiconic.com.au
Thanks for reading christyle
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