An Autumn / Winter coat is always one of the biggest purchases of the year and there’s a great range in the stores at the moment. There are a few things to consider before you purchase that ‘perfect’ coat: think about where you will be wearing it, is it for practical day-to-day wear or evening wear? Also, consider what you’ll be wearing underneath the coat – is there room to layer? Can you wear a jumper or a lighter suit jacket underneath for those colder days?
Don’t be afraid to invest a little more and make sure your coat is of good quality. Maybe stick to classic colours such as black, navy, cream, brown or burgundy. A classic single or double-breasted coat is timeless (though some may prefer something brighter and more trendy). If you can afford it, buy two coats, one lighter and one darker. There are so many choices to choose from: tailored, long, straight, belted, short, fur, parka, trench, etc…the list goes on. Here are a few great examples that caught my eye recently.
Finally, always remember to look after your coat so it will last. Make sure to keep the shoulders in shape by using a proper wooden hanger!
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