Top 5: Beautiful Coats for Every OccasionBy Angelica Malin
Side from cosy nights in and marshmallows on the fire aside, nothing keeps out the post-Christmas chill quite like beautiful winter fashion. Winter style is all about indulging in sumptuous wools and cashmeres and layering to your heart’s content, from warm chunky knits to snuggly tights and, best of all, gorgeous outerwear. A luxurious, high quality coat is not only a wardrobe staple, it’s an investment piece that completes any outfit and will last from season to season. Whether you’re a sophisticated businesswoman or a more laid-back lady, the right coat is key to creating your signature look, and there’s a style out there to suit everyone.
A true classic, the trench coat – or mac – is one of the most timeless jackets on the market. Not only is it effortlessly chic, it is also incredibly versatile, ideal for city girls on the go who need an easy transition from office to bar. A beige trench adds a refined finish to any outfit, be it jeans and boots or tailored trousers with heels. Shop the trench in high street favourites such as H&M and Zara.
This nostalgic jacket is a cute blend of cosy and smart, ideal for keeping warm without compromising on style. A bit less city-slick, duffles are the ideal complement for a more laidback everyday wardrobe, and a knee-length cut and earthy colours work best for winter. Try teaming with a leather satchel and beautiful brogues to emulate back-to-school chic.
Cape coats are the ultimate winter warmer for a high-fashion look, and can be styled to suit both work and play. A simplistic camel cape exudes elegance and sophistication, whilst a bold red is a surefire way to stand out and make a statement. A key feature of Victoria Beckham’s Resort 2016 pre-collection, the cape coat will keep you warm and right on trend.
Another timeless classic in outerwear, the quilted jacket embodies affluence and elegance whilst remaining beautifully understated. For the time-honoured country look, opt for a mossy green shade and pair with calf-length boots. Alternatively, a faux fur trim around the collar adds an element of luxury to an otherwise simplistic coat. Take a look at Peter Hahn’s range for a wide variety of quilted coats and jackets.
Finally, the most glamorous coat a girl can own is an oversized faux fur number, and there are plenty of different styles to choose from. Full-length black fur hints at vintage charm, whilst a shaggy emerald jacket creates a more modern, quirky look. When it comes to styling your faux fur, anything goes – this style is all about eclectic combinations and individuality.