To me a coat’s role in an outfit is the equivalent to Cara Delevingne’s role in the recent film Paper Towns; VITAL. A coat should not be simply another layer purely for keeping warm, it should be a statement! Whatever your style, fur, boyish, modern, the classic felt – your winter coat choice speaks VOLUMES about you. The only slight issue for those of us who aren’t multimillionaires (which is probably 99% of the blogger population), is that good quality coats are annoying rather expensive items. So, most of us can only really afford to buy one each season. This, of course, means that this ONE has to be THE ONE, the perfect, flattering in every way, wonder coat. Although this sounds pretty hard criteria, I, for one, never have much of an issue finding the perfect winter coat, as there are thousands of new non-quality-compromising high street options available every year. Today, I’m going to give you the low-down on AW 2015’s top choices, for every skin-tone, shape and style. So, here goes…
COATS FOR FIGURES
Coats for curvy figures:
Think trench coats, wrap coats or general tie-in-at-the-waist coats.
Coats for boyish/slim figures:
Think oversized, mid-thigh, boxy coats.
COATS FOR COMPLEXIONS
Coats for pale complexions:
Think winter-pastel (maybe a pastel grey-toned teal), burgundy, the new season ‘rust’ or dark green.
Coats for tanned complexions:
Think camel/cream, slightly warmer toned colours, such as reds or pinks – black looks good too.
Coats for dark complexions:
Think fun, colour-pop, like yellow or hot pink – grey or cream often looks lovely on darker skin tones too.
COATS FOR STYLES
Coats for initiating power:
Think shoulder-scultping, high quality, manly-shapes.
Coats for fun:
Think alternative materials, subtle patterns or even the classics with a twist.
Coats for glam:
Think fur (faux of course) or teddy-material.
Coats for practicality and comfort:
Think warmth (stuffing is important) and waterproofness – a fur-trim hood is always cute.
Coats for the fashion-forefront:
Think checks, patterns and embroidery; it’s all in the detailing this season.
I hope I’ve given you some inspiration towards your choice this winter; make it a good one!