If you haven’t chosen a jacket or coat to keep you warm this winter, then here’s a guide to help you choose. And if you’ve got a coat already, maybe you could consider these for your next purchase this season. Either ways, I’ve got some tips to help you decide what to look out for while buying the perfect jacket or coat.
Black, grey and beige coats are winter wardrobe essentials—they’re excellent for office, college or an evening out.
Chic tip: While you can’t go wrong with black or beige, look for a coat that has some interesting details—like a matching or contrast belt, decorative buttons and shiny zippers.
Below: Black belted coat from Sisley, beige coat from Benetton, Colour Block Wonderland coat from French Connection.
While prints for the cold season came into vogue in Fall/Winter 2010-11, they haven’t made as much impact on coats and jackets. Even so, you can look for coats with subtle checks or patterns.
Chic tip: The animal print trend refuses to die out (pun unintended), and you can choose to wear one if you’re bold enough.
Below: Coat from Marks & Spencer, Houndstooth coat from Zara.
If you live in a cold town with strong winds, you will need an anorak for cold weather protection. Some anoraks are also water-proof and hooded.
Chic tip: Anoraks can add more bulk to your body than other types of outerwear for winter, so opt for one only if absolutely needed.
Below: Anorak from Mango
Which winter coat do you choose?