Now that Halloween is over it's time to talk coats. If you haven't got your winter pal yet now is the time, You won't get away with layering knits under your trusted leather jacket this month, the colds'a coming and I don't want to see any of my readers suffering from frost butt!
Your winter coat can be a huge investment and needs to be appropriate and warm. Be sure to consider the weather, your working conditions and nightlife. You want to choose something warm and stylish but it also needs to be convenient, and grabbing a coat that can easily be transformed from a day to night look is always handy.
I nose around the shops every day on my way to work and during my lunch and this year I couldn't help but notice what a wonderful array of different coats there are. Monsoon have a stunning collection of woollen Bohemian ponchos and throw overs, Topshop have a parka in every colour of the rainbow, but I'm most impressed by the variety and luxury in the large coat range in M&S this year. A shop that I barely shop in and just happen to walk through to get sushi for lunch every day.. I am stunned by the different shapes, colours and prints. From black and white stripes to classic houndstooth, there are even a couple of stunning suede pieces I have my eye on..
If you're looking to think outside the box a little this year and add a touch of high fashion to your wardrobe here are three stunning coats that will get you by and the runway looks that inspire them...
Escada's Fall 2015 collection featured a stunning, deep purple wrap coat with a midi length, large lapels and a simple waist belt. This colour is so unusual and I have never seen a coat done in it before. Wrap coats are also great for winter as they're warm, cosy and very chic, think work meetings and special occasions covered for the winter. Lucky for us there's a dupe on the market, Ted Bakers stunning wrap coat is identical in silhouette and colour, with the addition of Rose gold finishings on the belt and an oversized Rose Gold button so that the lapel can be worn high around the neckline, This coat will set you back €420 euro but is of such a good quality, with a little touch of cashmere, it's a coat that you'll be rocking for many winters to come.
Androgyny has always been a big hit for winter runways, what better way to cover up than with a shapeless, oversized mans coat. On the left is a coat that Fendi showed in their Fall 2015 ready to wear collection. Burnt oranges, browns and deep reds are a big hit for the winter and are so easy to match with other colours, particularly if you wear a lot of black. The coat on the right is is from no other than Zara and costs €155. It shares the same slumpy silhouette with a masculine collar, pockets and button closures. This will look great with Jeans or a dress, brogues and a fedora hat.
If you're a pretty in pastel pink kind of lady then this is the one for you. This 60's style coat from ASOS is identical to the one on the left shown in Prada's Fall/Winter collection. It's double breasted with a midi length and oversized collar. This is a great one to take you from work to play and the pop of pink will add vibrancy to your winter wardrobe. You can also ad a brooch to complete the look for special occasions and events.
So these are my top three runway looks and some high street coats to match.
What do you think of the looks above? Which would you choose?