I am aware that with our weather still clement it may be difficult to think about buying a winter coat. I have spent several hours this week touring the shops and researching online to find the best winter coats. However as the saying goes “the early bird catches the worm.” The best colours and styles sell out very quickly, consequently, it is never too early to start the search. Your coat will probably be the most important item in your wardrobe. It may well take up a considerable amount of your budget so it is it is going to be an important decision.
Important considerations when purchasing a coat
The first essential factor will be that it suits your lifestyle. Do you want a formal or casual coat? The second consideration will be does the style and colour suit you. The fabric you choose will depend on whereabouts in the world you live in. If you live in a northern climate you will probably need a heavier weight fabric than if you live in more temperate climes.
Details of above: Red coat by Boden // Yellow wool coatigan John Lewis & Partners // Raspberry wrap coat John Lewis & Partners // Double face collar camel coat John Lewis & Partners // Cinnamon coat Nordstrom // Camel wrap coat Nordstrom
John Lewis & Partners have some great winter coats but be quick as they are selling out fast.
There is a wide choice of coats this year. Personally, I like to wear a brightly coloured coat as you can see from the pink Hobbs coat I bought last year (link). This season you can choose from the warmer tones such as browns, deep plums and classic camels.
Remember that when you meet somebody for the first time you will often be wearing a coat. As first impressions are important make sure that your coat sends the messages you want it to send.