So September has officially slapped us in the face then, truth be told, the evenings are getting a little bit darker and the Indian summer I predicted just hasn’t arrived therefore my shorts are safely tucked away in the back. The fan heater’s coming out a lot more as well to warm the old walkers, and it’s got me thinking about probably one of the most important pieces of an A/W wardrobe…
The Coat. (Mine’s fur)
Depending on the look you're going for this season will determine what outerwear you’ll go for. Agreed?
But may I offer you all a suggestion savvy shoppers… ‘Make it versatile’.
A coat may be an investment for you, where you’ll part from quite a few pennies in order to get what one you’d want, so I’d make it count if I were you.
Let’s weigh up a few pros and cons shall we, as you do in a general smart shop…
(Beautifully demonstrated by the Topshop A/W collection)
Topshop Wool Swing coat £85/$131
Pros: Cute, warm, on-trend, easy to throw on
Cons: can’t wear with flares and the Alice look may get a bit samey for you
the hooded polyester
Pros: Has a hood, great for military distressed look
Cons: The flare issue and slightly monotonous to wear and accessorise.
Chain Shoulder Biker Jacket £150/$231
Pros: Suits all pockets, suits most shapes, can dress up and down, accessorises brilliantly
Cons: No hood, suits autumn weather best.
Premium Godet Check Trench £195/$300
Pros: Cost effective to buy elsewhere, on trend, can wear casually or formally
Cons: Flatters only certain shapes due to belt accent, the flare issue may occur making you look a lot shorter.
Patchy Faux Fur Box Coat £80/$124
Pros: Warm, great for vintage luxe look, cute
Cons: When weather strikes hard to dry and launder. Needs taking care of like a cat.
However you want it this season,
is versatility important to your wardrobe?
Name one of your most wearable items.