|Coat: £240, Gestuz at Asos. Jumper: £280, Bella Freud. Trousers: Finery London (old). Shoes: £225, LK Bennett. Bag: £280, The Jacksons|
My tip for the new season is a grey coat. A modern alternative to the camel coat - a sleek, modern classic. I have this Gestuz one (a kind gift which actually feels like wearing a dressing gown) and a Gant crombie style which look really modern and go with EVERYTHING. I've added a few new styles along with the classics because let's face it, when we're parting with a fair bit of money on a coat...it needs to last.
THE COLOUR-BLOCK COAT
This is total outfit making territory - a good colour-block coat can really make an outfit 'sing'. I saw an amazing red mohair one as part of the Boden Icons collection, but it's not available yet - will keep you posted - I added the Boden one below, although not technically 'colour'pop', it still has that statement coat feel. And by the way, cool new brand Harris Wharf pretty much owns this trend - they make all their coats in a kaleidoscope of colours so if you love this trend, take a look.
1. Red wool coat, £295, Gant
2. Wool stripe coat, £179, Boden
3. Blue wool coat, £330, Harris Wharf
THE PEA COAT
|Coat: £79.99, Zara|
|Wool coat: £49.99. H&M|
|Wool coat: £55, Next|
|Wool cape: £85, Topshop|
|Michael Kors A/W|
This trend comes around time and time again, looks like I'll be keeping hold of my Zara crombie style, then. If a new investment, look for the sloping shoulder styles, they feel more relaxed and make great weekend wear. And monochrome or navy is the easiest style to work into your wardrobe.
1. Navy wool check, £69.99, H&M
2. Yellow check coat, £85, Next
3. Red plaid wool coat, £275, Madewell at Net A Porter
4. Monochrome wool coat, £89.99, Mango
|Wool coat: £99.90, Uniqlo|
|Eudon Choi A/W|
|I am kind of obsessed with this Boden version, £399 (but a bit steep for me!)|
1. Khaki coat with black faux fur trim, £89.99, Zara
2. Waxed black parka, £170, Whistles
3. Cotton parka, £59.99, H&M
4. Wool parka, £365, J Crew
5. Faille parka, £150, Iris and Ink at The Outnet
6. Sherpa lined parka, £99.95, Gap
There is also a new style I'm seeing around, a parka and a duffle coat hybrid (but without the thick toggle buttons) which feels smarter. I bought a navy version from Cos about 3 years ago and it feels relevant again (they even have an almost identical style online now).
|Chloe A/W. Coach A/W. Suedette coat: £44.99, New Look|
Faux fur coat; £110, Marks & Spencer
Length is important this season, and can add drama to a simple outfit.
|Wool coat: £119, Zara|
|Wool coat: £180, Atterley|
An eternal classic. Also loving the belted styles of the moment...
1. Wool coat, £250, Whistles
2. Wool wrap coat, £225, Topshop Boutique
3. Wool coat, £99.99, Mango
4. Wool coat, £59.99, Zara
Well, I hope that hasn't exhausted you too much...