This Season’s Must-have Winter Coats

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 curvy figures:

Think trench coats, wrap coats or general tie-in-at-the-waist coats.


Top to bottom: Wool Coat by Zara, Long Waistcoat by Zara, Burgundy Belted Duster Coat by Miss Selfridge.

Coats for boyish/slim figures:

Think oversized, mid-thigh, boxy coats.


Top to bottom: Sixties Collarless Coat by OasisCoat with Flap Pockets by ZaraHandmade Coat by Zara


Coats for pale complexions:

Think winter-pastel (maybe a pastel grey-toned teal), burgundy, the new season ‘rust’ or dark green.


Top to bottom: Slim Pocket Coat by Topshop, Crombie Coat by Next, Textured Cotton Blend Coat by Mango.

Coats for tanned complexions:

Think camel/cream, slightly warmer toned colours, such as reds or pinks – black looks good too.


Top to bottom: Jackson Wool Coat by French ConnectionShaggy Faux Fur Coat by Topshop, Wool Cape by Gloverall

Coats for dark complexions:

Think fun, colour-pop, like yellow or hot pink – grey or cream often looks lovely on darker skin tones too.


Top to bottom: Drop Sleeve Longerline Drape Coat by OasisHeavy Duster Coat by TopshopLinea Helene Oversized Coat in Fuchsia at House of Fraser.


Coats for initiating power:

Think shoulder-scultping, high quality, manly-shapes.


Top to bottom: Double Breasted Jacket by MangoAtomic Zip-Up Coat by French ConnectionBelted Overlay Coat by Vera Moda

Coats for fun:

Think alternative materials, subtle patterns or even the classics with a twist.


Top to bottom: Tonal Feather Gilet by TopshopOversized Jacket by Zara, Double-breasted Vinyl Coat by Topshop .

Coats for glam:

Think fur (faux of course) or teddy-material.


Top to bottom: Fancy Coat by Zara, Leopard Faux Fur Coat by Mango, Vintage Faux Fur Coat by ASOS.

Coats for practicality and comfort:

Think warmth (stuffing is important) and waterproofness –  a fur-trim hood is always cute.


Top to bottom: Cotton Parka by Zara, Urban Renewal Vintage Surplus Olive Wax Jacket by Urban OutfittersBomber Jacket with Ornate Embroidery by ASOS

Coats for the fashion-forefront:

Think checks, patterns and embroidery; it’s all in the detailing this season.


Top to bottom: Heritage Check Cape by Topshop, Pink Dip Dye Gilet by Miss SelfridgeWool Poncho in Leopard Pattern Knit by Paisie.

I hope I’ve given you some inspiration towards your choice this winter; make it a good one!

Emilia x


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