The Chill Factor – Time To Get Your Coat On
Autumn is just the best season. There is a silver lining to all of those grey clouds that are bound to be in our very British skies - the fact that we can get our much-loved coats out! A winter coat is many things, but one thing it must be is an investment piece. One that you’ll cherish for years and that is so brilliantly diverse that you’ll never want to part with it for the summer months, IF the sun ever comes out. There are literally coats for everyone, no matter what age, size, shape or taste you’re sure to find the one for you in our AW16 coat edit.
Trends come and go but a camel coat is seriously timeless. Classic yet contemporary, the best thing about them is that they can be worn with pretty much anything. This style from Bellerose is perfect for work or formal events with its sharp lapels and longline but can be balanced out with a casual outfit for that perfect model-off-duty look.
O'Neill Frontier Parka Deep Dark Melee - £199.00
However for those who, like us, endure the Cornish weather, something a little more heavy-duty might be needed. This grey-marl parka from Californian brand O’Neill is ideal on those cold, dark winter mornings when you don’t want to get out of bed or for those crisp country walks after the pub lunch. Featuring O’Neill’s Hyperdry fabric it also has an adjustable waist and hem, an ergonomically shaped hood and taped seams for secure rain proofing - an absolute must!
American Vintage Navy Chicago Coat - £199.00
An easy way to get your coats on track is with this little number from American Vintage. It has a great a-line shape that’s so relaxed and flattering with the easy button up front and navy colour that will go really well with any winter wardrobe. Two front pockets and a hood make this practical as well as stylish and has a lightweight, comfortable fit that will make this one of your pop-on-and-go items for that changeable English weather!
American Vintage Funysville Yellow Coat - £245.00
For the ultimate statement piece, there’s the beautifully tailored Funysville coat from American Vintage. As you may have seen on the front cover of our AW16 Lookbook, it’s achingly cool in the very on-trend mustard hue. Sitting just above the knee it’s a great piece to add a pop of colour to an all-black outfit and is sure to brighten up those grey winter days!
Much like the camel coat, khaki green is one of those colours that comes back season after season so is crucial when planning your Autumn/Winter looks. This long coat from Spanish fashion label Yerse is that perfect mix between smart, casual, classic and trendy. Made from 100% wool it’s super lightweight so drapes beautifully over any figure and looks left open or buttoned up - military style!
Another beautiful piece from Bellerose is the Valea coat. The woven nature of the soft yet thick wool mix creates such a luxe appearance that is only emphasised by the super warm, cream fur trim around the neckline. The smoky hues of this coat are so easy to wear and it’s a great piece to instantly dress up any outfit. Pop it on over a party dress for some serious ladylike, vintage vibes.
Shop the entire coat edit here.