Keep warm with coats for women
When there's a chill in the air, you'll be grateful for a warm and cosy coat! Most of us only have one coat at a time, so choose it carefully. This can often be an investment piece and may last you several years if you look after it well. For this reason, avoid fleeting trends and go for a timeless style that will always look good. There are some practical elements to consider when buying a coat. For example, how does it fasten? An open coat, held in place with just a tie belt, can look great but won't be that warm. It might be a better choice for a between-seasons coat. If you're in a colder climate, look for a winter coat that fastens with buttons or a zip. For seriously chilly areas, padded or down coats are the way to go – they'll keep you warm all through winter. Don't forget rain- and functional coats, too – they can be a lifesaver!
What to think about when buying a coat
A coat is an investment piece, so look at the fabric it's made from. High quality wool coats should last a long time; it's better to choose a classic style, to ensure it will still be stylish years down the line. Trenchcoats and duffle coats are both timeless options, with the latter being particularly suited to casual days. Think about your height. If you're short, then a long coat that hits below the knee will make you look even shorter. Look for short coats that are knee-length or higher for a more flattering style.
How to choose a coat to suit your outfit
When you're choosing coats for women, think about the clothes you tend to wear. A coat is a good way to add colour to your wardrobe if you usually stick to neutrals. Choose one in a bright tone like lipstick red, or go more muted in mustard yellow or moss green. Either way, you'll be able to inject a pop of colour to your everyday style. You could even go for a print, like a plaid or a polka dot coat. On the other hand, if you usually wear bright colours or prints, don't let your coat clash! Go simple and neutral with a black, grey or navy coat – or, if you like lighter tones, choose beige or camel. Pair your new favourite coat with the matching boots and jeans or leather trousers and you'll look your best as soon as you step outside!