Coats are a must in the colder months of autumn and winter. I have always used to to look at coats as just an outwear item, something you wear over your outfit to keep warm. However, I have come to realise and learnt that coats are the outfit!
In recent years, a new type of coat has emerged called a Coatigan which is a lighter coat with no lining. It’s a combination of a coat and a cardigan- it’s lightweight and so versatile. I absolutely love them as they’re an extra layer but are so lightweight and feel just like a cardigan.
The one on the photo above, is my most worn coatigan. It is from Zara and comes in many colours. I have a few 🙈
A coat in the same shade as your top can bring the whole outfit together and harmonise it. And the camel coat is the ideal wardrobe staple as it goes with any colour combination and it’s always so elegant and affective.
A camel coat is an investment piece so try to go for the best quality you can. A coat that contains some wool content will be worn throughout the colder months and it will last you for a long time.
It is important to remember that coats are what people see the most during the colder months and not the outfits underneath. Thus, in the winter, I try to create a capsule wardrobe of basic colours such as black and beige. I accessories my plain coloured outfits with a collection of coats in various patterns and colours!
For example, the coat in the photo above is very striking and can be worn with white, black and grey outfits.
And my favourite type of coat in the colder months of the year is the teddy coat. It is so cosy and feels like you’re being hugged by a giant teddy bear!
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