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How to buy a winter coat that will last for seasons

8th July, 2020
A statement coat can help to elevate a look

Winter coats are the kind of thing that you’ll end up wearing every season so it pays to choose the right kind for longevity. The range of coats available every season is virtually endless so it can be hard to narrow down just the right type. Do you want a statement piece? Are you after classic trench or a cute double breasted pea coat? There are definitely plenty of things to consider to ensure you make the right kind of purchase. Here are my tips on how to buy a winter coat that will last.

How much to spend

Coats can vary in price, according to the brand, what fabric it’s made from and even the kind of style it is. I think the best way to choose is to buy the best quality you can afford, particularly if it’s something that’s going to be worn quite regularly. It’s often worth spending a bit more to ensure that your coat is something that can be pulled into rotation every year and can withstand the constant wear.

Look for a style to suit your shape

There are so many different silhouettes to choose from when it comes to coats. You can get everything from a roomy cocoon coat to a belted style to a trench so it really does pay to try on a few different styles to determine what works for your height and shape. The way coats are cut can really vary so do a little IRL reconnaissance mission to check out what silhouette could work for you.

You can’t get more classic than a Burberry trench

Think of the rest of your wardrobe

As always versatility is key, especially with a pricey purchase such as a coat. Look at the rest of your wardrobe and see what outfits you’re likely going to need to pair the coat with. If you tend to favour really simple pieces, perhaps a coat with a print or pattern could work to lift your existing outfits? If you’re all about sharp tailoring then maybe a trench would be the ideal fit for your look? Remember it’s all about cohesion so do take into account what other things your coat will need to play with.

Choose quality fabrics

From a practical perspective choosing a fabric such as wool will not only look great, but it’s also great at keeping you warm when required and ultra breathable so you won’t feel like you’re overheating. Try and go for natural fibres as they tend to sit and look better over a period of time.

Opt for a wearable colour

Colour choice is critical when it comes to outerwear and once again this is all about what’s currently sitting in your wardrobe as much as it is about personal style. You can never go wrong with colours such as black, grey, navy, tan and cream as they’re ultra versatile. However you could also go for a brighter, more vibrant shade if you’re looking to make your coat a statement piece.

What’s your go-to coat style?

Photography: Sophia Athas


Statement coats that will help you warm up in style

31st May, 2019

Temperatures have really started to drop of late so it’s put me in the mood to look for a brand new coat. And one of the best ways to really take a winter outfit in a fun, vibrant direction is with a statement coat. Whilst the classic shades such as black, navy and camel have their place, I think it’s always nice to have a coat with special touches whether it’s a striking pattern, interesting textures or great finishing details. Also given that you will have to wear a coat all the time for the next few months it pays to have one that lifts your ensemble and gives it a standout feature.

I’ve rounded up a few of my favourite coat styles for you to check out—from a bright splash of colour to a slightly different silhouette, there’s definitely plenty to fall in love with. Prepare to cosy up and get warm in style.

Fashion, Shop

It’s time to update your winter coat—and I’ve rounded up my faves to get you started

1st June, 2018

It’s officially the first day of winter and if you haven’t already done it, I’m sure you’re thinking about updating your coat. And this season there’s definitely plenty of options to choose from.

I love shopping for coats as they’re such a statement piece for the cooler months that I always endeavour to find one that’s a bit out of the ordinary. It’s a personal mission to track one down that’s an elevated take on the classic winter coat whether it has interesting finishing details or is in a striking colour.

There’s also the matter of deciding which silhouette works for your wardrobe. I love a big woollen coat I can snuggle into but I’m also quite partial to a trench. I wore the above trench to Fashion Week and loved the beautiful embroidery on the back and also the fact it’s an versatile topper that can be worn over myriad outfits. If I’m going to be wearing something constantly over several weeks I like to know that it’s also ultra wearable and is quite chameleonic in nature in that it can easily be worn to several different occasions or settings. Also, it goes without saying that it has to keep me toasty and warm on those days when temperatures drop.

It’s time to up your coat game. Shop my top winter coat picks below.


Fashion, What I Wore

What I Wore: The Classic Coat

8th August, 2017

The perfect neutral winter coat has been on my wish list for awhile. Finding one with just the right colour, cut, and finishing details is all important to me so when it all perfectly comes together in the form of a double-breasted coat in just the right shade I had to snap it up! There are key investment pieces in my wardrobe and a gorgeous winter topper definitely falls into that category. I think every girl should own at least one versatile coat, of the best quality she can afford, that can work with myriad looks and will last for years to come. I can see this Chloe number having many outings as its camel tone makes it so easy to pair with virtually any outfit. For this particular ensemble I wanted to play with elements of light and shade so I opted for bold accessories in dark shades to really allow the neutral hue to pop.

Credits: Coat, Chloe; Clutch, Michael Kors; Boots, Balenciaga; Sunglasses, Le Specs

Photography: Mike Belkin