Choosing Winter Jacket

Parkas

Firstly, if you live in a country where it doesn’t get cold then shopping for a winter coat is most likely not on the top of your shopping priorities. However, as many shops follow the seasons it can be hard to avoid the A/W collections. Therefore, picking up a few thin layers and a light parka jacket can be the perfect solution.

The last couple of years have seen the rise of the parka and it’s set to be a big trend for A/W 14 too. It’s the perfect cover up for downtime dressing and works well with denims or even over shorts if it’s particularly warm where you live. If you want to vary it up from the traditional army green color, then why not opt for one with a quilted style texture or for a smarter look try a lightweight black number. These will ensure you don’t miss out on the current season looks.

Faux Shearling Coats

Thanks to Miranda Kerr in the latest Mango Campaign, the faux shearling coat has made a come back. Available in a variety of styles and colours, this coat is one that will keep you plenty warm this winter. For a casual look throw your faux shearling coat over a thin knit jumper, denims and some stylish boots. This dressed down look is practical and comfy, perfect for days when you have to battle the elements.

If you prefer a more dressed up look, opt for a black shearling coat, which you can team with faux leather trousers or grey skinny jeans. Heeled ankle boots and an oversized boho bag will help polish off your outfit and ensure that you’re ready to face those chilly winter days with style.

Pastel Woolen Coats

Pastel colors needn’t be restricted to the spring and summer months. Instead, incorporate a little colour into your winter wardrobe with a pastel coat. You’ll find this season’s most popular hues are soft greys, winter whites, baby blues and nude pinks. These lovely coats look fashionable when paired with simple neutral items underneath, such as light jumpers, black leather skater skirts or a pair of skinny jeans. For a luxurious touch add a faux fur stool and a jeweled necklace.

There are different fits to choose from, so knowing what coat suits your body shape is important. If you’re tall and lean you might find you can pull off the oversized boyfriend coat, which is currently in vogue having been seen up and down the catwalks this season. Or if you’re more petite, a fitted coat with a long belt that can be loosely tied may suit your frame better. By trying a range of styles on you’ll soon know what compliments your figure best.

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