In the chilly Autumn weather, warmth is a priority but is it possible to combine comfort and style? Thanks to the new range of coats and jackets this season, the answer is undoubtedly yes. If you have a coat or a jacket that you love it eases the transition from warm to colder weather as you just can’t wait to show it off.
When choosing a coat or jacket, versatility is key. Ideally, you want something that looks equally good with jeans and boots as it does with a sleek skirt and heels. Then you want something that suits your personality and taste because your outerwear is what others see first and first impressions matter.
The good news is that whatever your fashion preferences, there’s a coat or a jacket in the new season collection that’s literally made for you. It might be a fabulous fur or it could be an edgy biker jacket or it may even be a smart coat that you can throw on to make a sophisticated and glamorous statement – it’s never been easier to find something that you fall in love with. Let’s take a closer look at some of the different options:
Furs are decadent and luxurious and unapologetically glamorous. It doesn’t matter what kind of day you’ve had, put on a fur coat and you instantly feel uplifted. Fur coats fizz with old school Hollywood glamour and when you’re wearing one you can’t help but walk with a little swing in your step. Plus they’re super warm to make it that little bit easier to leave the house in your favourite party outfit when it’s chilly outside.
The Glam Faux Fur Coat will make you feel a million dollars with its luxurious multi-colour design. It will glam up a pair of jeans and a going out top and it will make an average little black dress look more expensive. When you turn up in a killer coat, it looks like you’ve made an effort even if you haven’t had much time to think about the outfit underneath. This statement coat will get everyone talking! Alternatively, a really classic fur coat that looks elegant and chic is the faux fur coat with bow tie, which will definitely make you stand out from the crowds this season. Designed in a beautifully soft light pink faux fur, with satin pink lining, and a black velour bow tie, it’s like something a movie star would wear. Style with PU trousers and heels for a contrasting mix of fabrics and you’ll look and feel fabulous.
If you’ve found a killer party outfit then you may want to show it off as you enter a room, rather than having everyone notice your coat first. Then you need a lightweight jacket that you feel fashionable in, which can be worn open at the front so people can see what’s underneath.
For example, the embellished velour kimono, featuring orange and yellow toned floral embroidery to both sleeves and back, has a classic edge-to-edge shape. That will allow you to show off your get-up plus it could also be worn to transform a daytime outfit into a night-time one – embroidery is so this season! If you want a smart cover up that will go with practically everything, the lace trim blazer has a gorgeous fitted shape, giving you a streamline silhouette. The lace trim makes it that little bit more luxurious and you’ll also feel more comfortable knowing it’s fully lined. If you’re a trouser suit lover, you’ll be pleased to hear this comes with a matching pair of trousers, although you don’t have to wear it with the trousers to earn tons of compliments. Are you a big fan of sparkles? It is coming up to Christmas party season after all…when the sequin biker jacket will help you make a grand entrance. If you’re going out out, you may as well make an impact as you arrive!
Biker jackets are flattering all-year round as they fall to the waist, helping us to show off our curves. In Autumn, they provide a valuable extra layer as well as allowing us to stand out from the crowd. This season, it’s all about the extra detailing so the new season biker jackets are embellished with studs, embroidery and fur – you’ll feel like you’re wearing a work of art.
Indulger your inner rock chick with a jacket like the PU trucker jacket with its black and silver star shaped embellishment or show off your boho side with a beautiful embellished and embroidered jacket like the Joanna Hope embroidered leather jacket. Can’t decide between fur and leather? Wear both with the Luxe PU aviator coat, which is also beautifully warm as its fully lined with silky soft faux fur.
Autumn means walks in the parks with the kids, it means trick or treat and bonfire night fun and for that we need something that will keep us warm and snug in all weathers. When you feel warm and comfortable, you can survive all weather scenarios and have fun outdoors for longer. It’s a good idea to have at least one padded jacket in the wardrobe so you don’t ruin your smart clothes on casual occasions.
This season’s padded jackets are flattering and stylish as well as warm with some seriously cool khaki or camoflauge options. Going outside for fresh air has suddenly become a lot more fashionable, especially with a padded coat like the Parka with pom pom keyring, which has such a luxe feel we’d like to wear it all year round. With a diamond quilted pattern and a cute pom pom keyring on the side pocket, this is full of extra details that will make you feel super special, even when you’re just popping out for a pint of milk. It’s also really flattering thanks to the draw cord at the waist to ensure a fabulous fit. Another gorgeous khaki coat is the parka with faux shearling lining, which is fully lined through the body and the hood with faux shearling lining to make it feel like you’ve stepped out the house in a warm blanket. But it’s way more flattering than a blanket thanks to the drawcord waist and fishtail hem to show off your shape. You’ll turn heads in this one.
Fancy something a little different? The camouflage cotton parka with faux fur hood will ensure you stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons. Not only is the print striking but the faux fur hood makes it super snuggly and it’s lightly padded too. The faux fur trim can be removed for occasions when you need to be serious making this coat very versatile. It would turn whatever you’re wearing underneath into a serious fashion statement – simply throwing it on would make it seem like you’ve made an effort.
When you have a smart autumn / winter coat in your wardrobe, you feel ready for anything. You can wear it for work or you can wear it to feel sleek and put together on causal occasions. When we look like we mean business, it wakes us up and makes us feel more alert and more powerful. It’s not only dressing to impress, it’s dressing to feel proud of ourselves
Grey and nude colours are popular this Autumn as they’re both easier to wear than white but fresher and more uplifting than black. Also, coats embellished with fur or wool add a little bit of luxury to our wardrobes, adding to that smart and sophisticated feeling.
The beige fit and flare coat is one of the best fits you’ll find this Autumn. It has shaped seams so it falls beautifully and pleats to the front to give it that gorgeous flare and feminine shape. This style doesn’t come at a price of comfort as it’s wool-like material means it’s extra soft and fully lined to keep you feeling snug and looking sophisticated throughout the colder seasons.
If you like grey, the embroidered wool look coat has white and burgundy embroidery on the sleeves and on the chest to make it stand out from other grey coats – it’s a way to look smart and show off your personality. Plus embroidery is so fashionable at the moment! There’s a tie waist belt so you can wrap up warm and also so you can show off your shape because tying it at the waist will show off the contrast between your waist and hips giving you hourglass curves. Or one of the most versatile smart grey coats is the knitted sleeve coat with it’s striking knitted sleeves. You could war with a roll-neck jumper and jeans for a cosy winter look but it’s also smart enough to be worn with workwear to keep you snug and toasty on your commute.
Which coat or jacket style grabs your attention the most? There’s just so much outerwear to obsess over this season!