Monday, 24 September 2012

Fashion: This season’s must-have winter coats - Fashion - Scotsman.com

Fashion: This season’s must-have winter coats - Fashion - Scotsman.com

Here is a little in depth peek at my pick of the six chicest coats to keep the cold out. I have to say I'm obsessed by the little tartan blazer from River Island. Which one is your favourite?

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It is time to wrap up in this season’s must have coats.

From classic cut blazers to full on wooly wonders the high street is bursting with a new season of outerwear to keep you cozy over the next few months. And here are my picks of the best six on offer right now.

This season monochrone has proven popular with high street buyers, which is great news if you are looking to investment buy one winter coat to take you right through to next summer. Grey, black and white tones will work with most colour co-ordinations so it is the sensible style option.

The pea coat is making a comeback. This oversized masculine shape looks great over skinny jeans and simple shirt. If choosing this don’t be frightened to add a touch of print or colour with your underneath outfit. The very nature of this coats shape means you can get away with a multitude of clashing fashion trends with it.

Studded leather biker jackets aren’t going anywhere, they are rapidly becoming a wardrobe staple thanks to their ease in going with different outfit combos. There are a lot of faux leathers and pleathers around but if your budget allows it opt for leather. I say this purely for a heat reason, a properly lined leather jacket will keep you toasty on a frosty day and can easily be carried on into warmer months. These cropped jackets look great toughening up frilly feminine frocks as well as popped over jeans and t-shirts. Proving great value for money when you tally up how many times you’ll get wear out of it.

Duffle coats have a bit of a bad reputation but are a favourite with fashionistas. Great for when you want to bundle up inside something warm and practical to walk the dog and even better when adding a little imagination to an outfit and glamming things up. Duffles work really well if you go very girlie underneath. This style juxiposition is simple to achieve by adding blush pink tones and cute court heel to counteract the bulkiness of the coat.

Statement collars are another strong trend for the seasons. If you are brave enough try a jacket that only fastens at the neck then shoots out to reveil your underneath outfit. There’s not hiding with this style, outfits must be polished and well thought out before breaching the front door.

Price list

Look 1 - Floral blouse £38 topshop £40 Trousers topshop Pumps Dorothy Perkins £7.00 Navy coat £129.00 Zara
Look 2 - Skirt topshop £22 denim shirt Zara £29.99 tartan blazer river island £45 sunglasses Zara £19.99
Look 3 leather jacket New Look £69.99 bowler hat topshop £26 blue dress topshop £50 leopard print boots Zara £79.99
Look 4 - coat topshop £98 tartan jeans New Look £22.99 boots Faith £58 lace top Topshop £34
Look 5 - Duffle coat £75 snakeskin heels Internationale £6 trousers Warehouse £45 top Warehouse £35
Look 6 - Jeans bleulab £205 at ACL coat Urban Outfitters £185 top Urban Outfitters £45 Leopard heels Nine West £105

Styled by Louise Arnot.


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