As the most visible part of your outfit for months at a time, finding the perfect outerwear pick that bridges versatility, style, comfort and practicality can be somewhat of a challenge.
Whilst we love a bare leg and shorts combo as much as the next person, there’s something about the clock striking 12:00 on August 31st that takes our minds fully into autumn/winter mode and ready to embrace all things cosy dressing. As the most visible part of your outfit for months at a time, finding the perfect outerwear pick that bridges versatility, style, comfort and practicality can be somewhat of a challenge. If you’re feeling overwhelmed in the quest for the perfect buy, consider the other items in your wardrobe and work around the basic colour palette, style and silhouette of the hero items you wear on rotation to narrow down the hunt for ‘the one’.
Be it a classic Parisian trench, statement puffer, longline wool blend or a staple leather jacket, this is the fashion purchase of the year that might just benefit from an extra splurge.
Coat season is my season! I LOVE it. I probably have more coats and jackets in my wardrobe than anything else (and I steal my bf’s, too). I just think it’s such a great way to make the simplest of outfits feel more put-together and you get a lot of wear out of them, so it’s a worthwhile investment in my eyes. I usually go for a long wool blend coat I can chuck on with anything and not have to think too much about it. I also spotted this green quilted one from Stories which is basically like a big ol’ duvet so, I’m sold!
Besides Christmas, the other thing I love about winter as a season is being able to wrap up and snuggle up in a coat. I love layering through autumn and I usually extend this into the winter too with hoodies underneath jackets and coats. I love an oversized “workwear” shacket, something with a bit of length and you can’t go wrong with a bit of borg!
I’ve already ordered about 5 jackets this year and I’m just not sorry about it. I feel like a jacket really makes an outfit and the lighter options like a shacket or a blazer are great for heading into the office and keeping on. I’ve also picked out a couple of styles that I’ll be donning when the weather gets colder!
To be honest, the only part of winter dressing I LOVE is coats and jackets- I have more than I care to admit but I justify it as they’re the most visible part of your outfit during the colder months.
I’ve gone for two neutral picks in black and oxblood and two more fun additions to add a pop of colour to a gloomy day. I love textures when it comes to outwear and PVC is always super fun (and rainproof!) so I like to pretend it’s practical in some respect. Can I get away with ordering all four?
I bloody love coat season and always end up searching the Internet relentlessly for the best one! I love a shearling jacket and adore the selection of shackets currently being sold at H&M. I’ve picked a classic trench too from Zara as I think you can’t go wrong with one of these in your wardrobe.
Is there anything better than layering up your outfits this time of year? After a scorching summer, I’m definitely ready to feel a chill and dust off my winter jackets and coats. I’m a big believer in investing in a well-tailored wool coat, they never go out of style especially if you pick a neutral colour like black or tan. A slightly marmite choice, I’m a big fan of the teddy bear coats, you won’t find anything warmer for those peak winter days I assure you. Shop the Curated have some of the most gorgeous coats generally and they’re so worth the investment. Finally, I’m also all about having practical options too and being a big fan of long walks in the countryside come rain or shine a good quality parka is a must-have in every wardrobe.