After an unseasonably warm autumn, there's no denying that now’s the time to dig out the winter coats
(*sob*) and treat yourself to a new one while you're at it. With the
catwalks awash with cutting-edge cover-ups, it can be difficult to know
where to start. Let us inspire you with these high-fashion picks, so you
can face our inclement British weather in style.
1. Blanket Coats
since the who's who of London Fashion Week modelled monogrammed wraps
emblazoned with their initials, we had a major case of coat envy. Part
wrap, part blanket, the new sweep of cosy cover-ups must be supersized,
slouchy, and button-free. WE WANT.
Like the look? Try our Katie Reversible Wrap
The trend that just won’t go away, majorly spacious cocoon styles were the coats du jour
gracing the backs of fashion’s elite outside all the shows at fashion
week. Answering the autumnal urge to nestle up as far from the elements
as humanly possible, these cold-weather saviours often feature a
longline cut, making them an ultra-stylish head-to-toe solution.
Like the look? Try our Manor Wool-Blend Coat
3. Fairytale Chic
embraced all things fairytale this season, with collections that
featured chainmail-style hoods, key-to-the-castle prints, and Little Red
Riding Hood capes. Follow in their footsteps with a nod to storybook
Gothicism – a princess coat in deep blood-red will turn heads for all
the right reasons.
Like the look? Try our Princess Scallop Trim Coat
4. Windowpane Checks
monochrome checks are the last word in new-season style, and cropped up
again and again in the AW collections. Modern and minimal, try layering
checks with dark blooms or bright block colours, for a look that
channels off-duty model chic.
Like the look? Try our Chequers Belted Coat
5. Wrap Coats
snuggly wrapover coat is the chic outdoor equivalent of a well-tailored
dressing gown, and who doesn’t wish they could wear that outside the
house every day? A draped neckline and waist belt are must-haves with
this style, to keep the look feeling feminine.
Like the look? Try our Carla Wrap Jacket
6. Swinging Sixties Shapes
According to the catwalk, a sleek roll neck sweater, A-line skirt and knee-high boots are set to make up your new winter uniform. Let sixties style spread to your outerwear – a funnel neckline and big buttons will add retro appeal to any outfit.
Like the look? Try our Manor Wool Funnel-Neck Coat
7. Cold-weather pastels
the rush to buy THE perfect pink coat last winter? Well the buzz is
back again and here to stay, with a crop of Crusha-coloured coats
bringing ice cream chic to grey sky days. Don’t pack the sorbet shades
away just yet; pretty pinks are back, and in a big way.
Like the look? Try our Candy Classic Coat
8. Teddy Bear Textures
temperatures drop it's time to (literally) embrace the trend for fuzzy,
faux fur textures. If the idea of a calf-length coat tufted with fluff
doesn't fill you with hope, dip your toe into the trend with a cosy faux
fir gilet - perfect for throwing on with a lightweight knit, jeans and ankle boots.