Thursday, 4 October 2012



A statement coat is a wardrobe staple that can transform any outfit into something super-stylish. From unexpected twists and textures to  timeless classics, here are the top 10 hottest coat trends that we are applauding this Winter.
Forget those clinging no room to breathe coats, instead, cocoon yourself in the ultimate luxury  this winter.   It’s super-sized,  volumnised  and collarless…the cocoon coat is the newest, most current and stylish coat to swoon in this winter  and it comes in an array of textures. Think, boucle, mohair and alpaca and make the biggest coat style statement yet.
The Military Tattoo
Attention please, quick march to this seasons  military coat trend, it’s a look that’s best approached with authenticity.Think polished, brass, engraved buttons, epaulettes, sharp collars and lapels combined with the softest of cashmere and wool in  traditional military hues of, khaki, navy blue and beige. Salute army surplus and camouflage trimmed with leather to add an edge to the look  or even a peplum for a lady-like twist. From front-line khakis to officers overcoats, hit the streets  in this season’s military, it’s a sure-fire way to look hot this season and you’ll be dressed to kill.
The Mannish One
Come on girls lets show the boys up and take male jacket dressing onto a whole new level. With double breasted mannish tailoring,  big shoulders and one size-up proportions, there’s one way to stand out this winter ladies… all you’ve got to do is man up.
The Biker
It’s Marlon Brando meets James Dean when it comes to jacket dressing this winter.  Bring out your inner rock chick with the biker.Think signature moto style in a cropped silhouette, with luxurious features such as, close-up cuffs, zippers and pockets in leather ,shearling and nappa, combined with curly lamb collars, chain links and studs. Punctuated with asymetrical zips and substantial biker hardware for a classic rider  style.
The Embellished
 Get set to sparkle this season and luxuriate in this season’s ultra-feminine coat. One that’s  covered in  a smattering of sequins and studs, cuffed with chiffon  or boucle intertwined with glitter and lurex. Whatever the texture, embellishments  add a glamorous luxe flare to evening jacket dressing. But don’t just save it for evenings.
Parka Up
The Fishtail Parka is a timeless, practical classic popularised by the mods in the 1970′s and immortalised in the iconic film Quadrophenia.  Whether it be the traditional khaki, classic black, daring denim or this season’s coveted burgundy, the parka is a perfect mix of understated yet eye-catching outerwear.
The Paddington Bear
Go back to a school days classic,  exploit your inner geek and toggle up  for the ultimate in warmth and practicality with this seasons classic duffle coat in melton wool – reinvented with a celtic twist of tartan, checks and plaids.
Belt Tightly and Wrap

Outerwear at its most timeless and luxurious. Go big and roomy and belt tightly with a coat that suits all shapes and sizes  and wrap it up this winter-  Lauren Bacall style.  It’s the essential cool girls when the temperature plummets this winter.
A Twist On Tweed
The most British of fabrics in glorious technicolor- think country gent meets city dandy. Whether it be the classic Harris Tweed, hounds-tooth, a Chanel-style blazer or  a vibrant tweedy check, tweed is the hero- weave that we just love this winter and it’s a sure fire-way to capture high-class elegance, with a vintage vibe.
Take a Walk on The Wild Side
 Get fun with fur and introduce a heady dose of style teamed with an all-black ensemble to make a real fur coat statement or with leather to work the mixed texture trend to create a high-octane look. Through the cold winter months every wardrobe needs a faux-fur coat.
 Written By Olivia Todd

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