Nothing gets me more excited about the dreaded winter cold weather, than the thought of going our shopping for stylish trendy coats. And January sales are the perfect opportunity to bag myself more than one bargain. Coats are great for the simple fact, that not other wardrobe piece has more transformation power than coat; and as for styles, no other tailored piece can be re-invented in so many ways. Always invest well when buying a coat, and ideally you should have at least three coats in your wardrobe; one for work and everyday wear, and evening coat and a trench coat for travelling and for rainy days;
Five top tips for the perfect coat:
Quality: Make quality your top priority, and remember that a coat should last you at least 2 to 3 years. A coat should protect you against cold and windy weather as well as look stylish.
Fabric: The coat’s fabric is also very important, the best coat fabrics are cashmere and wool mix.
Cut and Finish are very important; check the seams and also the stitching.
The lining: Should be thick and well stiched (good lining gives your coat a long life span
The fit: the coat should fit you perfectly, think of it as an extension of your clothes, so make sure it fits well around your shoulders, back and waist.
1-Coat by Nanette Leopore £386 from www.my-wardrobe.com
2-Catwalk Look from Escada www.escada.com
3-Bottega Venetta Coat £1395 from www.net-a-porter.com
4-Catwalk Look from YSL www.ysl.com
5-Betty Jackson coat £365 from www.my-wardrobe.com
6-Roberto Cavalli Coat £1800 from www.net-a-porter.com
For more tips and to shop online for the trendiest coats visit www.stilorama.com
Hala Di-Maio – Editor-In-Chief – Fashion Director – Stilorama Magazine – www.stilorama.com