Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Coated in Style

It's cold, wet and windy... the worst combination for style. Hair gets flatter, faces get chapped and those cute skirts get put away in the fear of wearing and baring all! I speak from experience... cringe worthy!!!

But just because the weathers miserable, doesn't mean you have to look miserable too. Find a stylish coat you can wear throughout winter that will keep you warm and look super chic at the same time and this year... coats have gone crazy, with all different styles making a come back.

Not sure which one suits you?

Then have a look at the best coats about on the high street! There are different shapes, lengths, textures and thicknesses to suit all!

Double Breasted Pea Coat: £95
Premium wool lined coat: £125
Raw Edge Boyfriend coat: £125
Wool Panel Check coat: £98
Grey Texture Ovoid Coat: £78

                    Overcoats at Topshop
Overcoats are bang on trend this season... rolling straight out of the 80s.
The overcoat just screams quirky, stylish and out there, so it's no surprise that Topshop is leading the way on the high street with these boyfriend style coats. Baggy, oversized and chic and extremely warm!
Above are my top 5, suiting any personality, whether your quite grungy, girly or classic.
There are many more on the website, but these were my fav...
Will this suit me???
The overcoat is large, bulky and long!
If you are petite or have a fuller figure... you might want to stay away from this style... especially small. It will swamp you!

Two Tone Drape Coat: £98
Tokyo Cowl Coat: £98
Short drape coat: £78
Tokyo Cowl Coat: £98
Mini texture Drape Coat: £98
Faux Leather Sleeve Coat: £85
Drape coats are such a slouchy coat, but this season an added belt gives the coat a silhouette and a smarter feel. These coats are so easy to wear with everything. Wear loose for a comfy, casual look or belted for a chic and dressier feel, depending on the occasion. Oasis have the best wrap coats in this year with a great price tag too! 
Will I suit it???
This coat is great for all shapes. If your petite, go for a shorter version to make your legs longer.
If your slight and thin and want to create curves, the drapes will look fuller on your bust and hips and the belt will keep your tum looking tiny.
If your curvy or a fuller figure, wear the belt to accentuate your hour glass figure.
Taller frames can get away with wearing a fuller and longer draped style.

Dirty Wash Parka: £95
Three Way Parka: £100
Clean Parka: £100
Detachable Faux Fur Parka: £90
Parka coats seem to pop up every year. They're a classic casual jacket to be worn everyday. Warehouse haven't let me down. Ever since I can remember I have bought and admired the Parkas in Warehouse. They stay true to the original parka, with an occasional twist. I really like the dirty wash parka (above). It's more fitted with a slither of leather for a sexier and smarter look.
Will it suit me???
The beauty about a parka is that it's all about comfort and very chilled, therefore anyone can pull this off. You can go for a fuller and thicker coat if your slight and a longer hem if you're tall.
Bonded Check Duffle: £85
Barbour Duffle Coat: £339
Bonded Check Duffle Coat: £85
Gloverall slim duffle coat with wool and check lining: £229
Think glamorous Paddington bear! I've rooted for a good duffle coat for a while... something casual but with a hint of glam. As you can imagine, it isn't that easy. But ASOS pulled it out the bag. Now I know a few are a bit pricey... but they'll last and will be extremely warm.
Will I suit it???
If your quite full breasted, then this coat isn't for you. The toggles at the front will pull, giving an unnatural close to the coat. If your short, again keep it short hemmed. Thin, tall ladies (you beautiful creatures) can wear longer and fuller duffles.

Faux Leather Biker Jacket: £55
Boxy Leather Biker: £185
Collarless Leather Biker: £165
Quilted Leather Look jacket: £58
Long line Leather look wool Biker: £75
Now I know leather jackets aren't exactly coats and let's be honest, not the warmest either, but they look great. Whether it's summer or winter, we wear them. Topshop has a really fun and different style collection of leather this season. They may not be the best quality leather, if some are real leather at atll, but you can't argue with the price and style. If you want a high quality leather, then I suggest All saints, but this will set you back a good £400/£500 smackaronnies.
Will it suit me???
YES!!! A leather jacket suits any age, size and shape. Just remember your lengths and that it does up comfortably. No point getting a jacket that looks great fitted when it's open, but too tight when done up.

Military Style Long Trench: £119
Leather Sleeve Trench: £119
Leather Appliques Trench: £199
Mango Belted Trench: £84.90
The trench coat... what a classic. This coat will stand the hands of time and still be as stylish and chic as ever. Mango has a lovely collection this season. Nothing fancy and bold, but great lines and neat cut... quality shines through! The collection is in shades of nudes, tans and creams with a hint of grey and black for a sexier/ edgier feel. Classic tan and cream work best as this never dates.
Will I suit it???
A mac is all about looking smart and clean cut. If you are quite petite, find a length that doesn't completely buries you. It's supposed to look fitted and accentuate your form. With this coat, it doesn't matter what dress size, just make sure it fits well. Fitted, not tight! 
So no matter how cold it is, you can always be coated and draped in style.
Signing out


  1. I'll take one of each of those leather jackets please. THANKS! ;)

    Tara xo

    1. I know , I want it to be colder so I have an excuse to buy