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Want to avoid a repeat of last year’s coat-related drama? Then, this article has just jumped to first place on your never-ending ‘Recommended Reading’ list! Here, I dissect the current signature styles to find you the highest scoring jackets which will keep you dry, toasty, and looking bang-on-trend, this A/W!
The Trench Coach
The Trench coat is synonymous with elegance, and is always on our most wanted list! However, whilst it may promise interview-worthy excellence, and a faux haute-couture to impress, it is more ‘top-drawer’ than standard pick; it screams post-uni sophistication as opposed to college kiddo!
From the Inuk in the igloo to the postmodern punk, the fur-lined hooded Parka has yet to cut its umbilical cord with the fashion cosmos. With styles as varied as the people who wear them, this thigh-skimming coat guarantees style plus-points, as well as a fervent feeling of snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug! Ladies, if you love your leggings, this number is the one for you!
The Outdoors Coat
The outdoors coat may not be the sleekest of numbers in the winter jacket stockpile, but with its water and wind-proof technologies, this insulated number is sure to keep you covered whatever the Lancastrian weather! If you want the best of both worlds – brrrilliant lightweight protection and a credible casual style, then be sure to purchase one with taped seams and a drawstring waist. The shockcord hooded coat has never been so rockin’!
The Quilted Coat
Of course, waterproof outerwear has never come in a more stylish package than in the quilted coat form; and you don’t need to head to Barbour to invest your term’s worth of precious alcohol dollar on this smart-cas, all-purpose piece! That’s right! Our high-street faves have been receiving waxed polarquilts by the bucket load; so if you want a functional coat with a country inspired tag, then head on down to town … er, NOW! My only beef with this coat is that it’s more Fall-perfect wear than snowy-blizzard attire.
The puffer needs no introduction, for this heavy-duty coat, with its vast array of smart-cas styles, has the power to complement nearly all meat-and-potato trends, including girly glamour, trusty tomboy, and ghetto badboy! And with new pieces featuring belt-ties and a taped-torso cut, the boxy bomber is definitely a thing of the past! Tip: look for styles that cut loose through the sleeves so that you can layer up when those freezing temperatures hit.
Now that you know the nuts and bolts of this A/W’s hottest jacket trends, it’s time to go and manhandle some for yourself, and pick the coat that is right for you… and only you!