Before you know it, it’ll be freezing cold, you’ll be outside frostbitten and every good coat from here to Nova Scotia will be sold out. Why? Because you left it until November to try and invest in your perfect staple coat for the winter season.
As I sit and write this (how very Carrie Bradshaw of me), it’s very sunny outside, but that still means that whilst one eye is on the sunshine, the other eye must be on your new winter warmer. Think of it as some sort of fashion week mad Mad-Eye Moody (and bonus points for that reference).
Alas, as you’re too busy, y’know ‘working’, we’ve done the hard work for you and scoped out those great trophy jackets for the season ahead – whether you’re the type to make a statement in bells and whistles, or are in need of something a little more subtle.
MOOD: Chaotic Neutral
What we mean buy chaotic neutral when it comes to dressing is that mix between the right amount of excess and an equal amount of refinement. An example below, this coat is in a classic tweed, but it’s the oversized shape, exaggerated shoulders and longline cut that make it a bit more extra than your everyday cover-up.
Think of a great beige coat, but add texture and play around with proportions, meaning you’ll have a piece that you can adapt for the office right through to wearing it with next seasons Prada scuba wear.
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MOOD: Just plain chaotic
If you’re heading down this route then you pretty much have no rules when it comes to style (apart from looking pretty fucking awesome all the time).
Demonstrated perfectly by fashion maven Mr Simone Marchetti, the statement coat can elevate a simple black suit in a matter of seconds, or just amp it right up to 1000 and wear it atop prints, bold colours and excess accessories.