Five outerwear pieces every wardrobe needs for the forthcoming autumn/winter seasons, that will stand the test of time.
I have chosen these styles for practicality and simplicity, they are less about trends and fashion and more about the longevity of each item and how they can be used to elevate multiple outfits.
These coats have your back (no pun intended) they will never let you down and will ensure that you always look and feel your best when battling all the variant elements of wind/rain/cold – basically our beloved and delightful British weather.
- The Trench
Trench coats are my number one go-to for this season, which is why I had to start with them. They are such a classic piece, they have always been around, they will always be around, they are timeless. I have two, both in minimalist neutral colours, beige and black.
I’m not a big fan of coats being busy or loud in their print and colour. I much prefer them to be classic and understated. I love the versatility of a good trench, they can be dressed up with boots or heels, alternatively styled with hoodies and trainers for a more dressed-down outfit whilst still looking effortlessly smart, chic and put together. Perfect for days when it’s not so cold and you don’t want to be too layered up but gives you that protection from the wind and rain.
2. Camel Coat
Camel coats are a great fail-safe staple for this time of year, I love the warmth a camel coat can bring to an all-black outfit.
I like to opt for a lighter coatigan version for this transitional period in-between seasons when the weather’s changeable and for colder months i’ll switch it up for my wool camel coat.
Let’s face it, this is the socially acceptable way to feel like you’re wearing a sleeping bag without actually wearing a sleeping bag.
Puffer coats are great for so many different occasions, sunday strolls, dog walks, a pub lunch with friends, the list is endless. I have a classic black puffer but am very tempted by the beautiful neutral-toned puffers currently doing the rounds this season in stone or ecru.
4. Leather Jacket
I always reach for a leather jacket when I want to add an edgier vibe to my outfit. This particularly works well to add a contrast if you’re wearing feminine knits in paler colours like cream, nude or blush, I find the contrast really makes your whole look come together and stand out without feeling too girly and cutesy.
Another great cosy throw on if i’m just popping out to the shops or to the gym. Aviator’s look so chic over gym wear and the borg/faux fur lining they generally come with is great for keeping the cold off first thing in the morning when it hasn’t had a chance to warm up yet.
Check out my instagram reels for how I would style these 5 coats.