With the chilly days and nights set to stay, it’s the perfect time to update your winter wardrobe with a new coat. Choose right, and you’ll have a favourite you can reach for year-after-year. Choose wrong, and you’ll be back to the drawing board next winter. But don’t worry, we’ve put together 5 simple tips to help you find your perfect match.
1. Invest in quality
Buy the best coat you can afford. Wearing the same coat day-after-day for weeks or even months can become boring, so you’ll be glad you opted for something a little more special. (Bonus: you’ll be amazed by how long a good-quality coat can last!)
2. Choose Warmth
It’s easy to forget the most important detail when choosing a coat: warmth. Good quality fabrics like 100% wool coats are designed to keep you toasty through the coldest of winters. For a more lightweight coat, look for a wool-blend coat that will keep you warm without the weight and bulk of a 100% wool coat. Check the labels carefully and choose the fabric content that’s right for you.
3. In the details
Does the coat have pockets? Is it lined? Can you wear layers underneath? These are important questions to ask yourself when looking for your next winter go-to. Although it might seem obvious, these small details can impact how comfortable you are in your coat, and whether you’ll end up wearing it again and again.
4. Figure Flattering
Women’s coats come in all shapes and sizes, so try a few to find the style to suit you. On the petite side? Opt for a knee length coat or shorter. Like to layer up? A straight cut will give you the room you need to wear thicker layers underneath. Want to create shape? Tie waist coats and A-line coats are the best way to perfect your silhouette. There really is something for everyone, so be patient and try a few.
5. Classic Styling
While a statement coat might catch your eye, the classics are just that – classic – for a reason. Perfectly tailored, neutral colour palettes and easy-to-wear with everything in your wardrobe. Our favourites are the Trench coat, the Melton coat, and the Double Breasted coat.