Alex Perry On How To Find The Perfect Winter Coat

As it gets further into winter, the mornings get colder and it becomes more and more excruciating to leave your bed each and every morning. So if there are any upsides to winter, we all know it’s the fashion. The layering, the gigantic scarves, the knee-high boots, but most of all, it’s the coats!

Finding that perfect coat is going to make the freezing season feel so worth it each and every cold winters morning.

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Colours & Fabrics

This seasons fabrication sees Tweed being a winter winner, as well as hounds tooth which is coming back in a big way, and each year we see the check look reappear and leopard print is definitely not going anywhere.

Re-invented and returning is the Prince of Wales check varying in colours and styles, the Prince of Wales is an evident and visible winter trend.

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So let’s talk about styles. Coat styles for this winter are limitless, with no rules or restrictions so the key to finding the perfect style of coat for you, is making sure you not only buy the right style for your body shap but you make sure the style is appropriate for day and night. That way when you decide to splurge you won’t feel so bad as your coat embodies work and day time as well as the evening and party time.

You can’t go wrong with a man style coat, it’s cool, sleek and chic and perfect with a tamed work skirt or covering that Saturday night mini. Fusing together a feminine look with the oversized masculinity creates a balance of the sexes.

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The classic trench coat is a must have winter staple. Don’t be afraid to spend more for a good trench, the investment will pay off for many years to come. Keeping in mind that the ease of a staple will always be there to fall back on so push the boundaries every once in a while with styling, colour and print.

The biggest piece of advice I can give to you when choosing your coat is to keep one thing classic and one edgy. So if you go with a classic belted trench style go wild on detailing, colours & prints.

Whichever style, print or trend you choose, be brave and be bold. Make the onlookers fall in love with the thought of winter because of THAT coat. The coat that will not only be your best fashion accessory for the freezing season, but also your best friend.

By Alex Perry


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