Only recently I realised I am obsessed with Coats. Winter is my favourite season simply because it is so much more fun to dress and accessorise. Hanging up one of my recent winter purchases I noticed by growing collection of coats. I have every kind of coat you could think of; the latest purchases – a Camel Duffle Coat from Penneys (€23) and the best coat in the world (€94 from Blue Banana), A vintage Faux Fur Bolero, a suede and Faux Fur Biker Jacket from Boohoo.com, two black trench coats, a camel trench coat… the list goes on.
I also noticed when triumphantly hanging my new coat up that it is bloody hard to find a decent coat these days. I thought I’d share some of the coats that have caught my eye since in order to save you the hassle.
Awear Duffle Coat
Anyone else sick to death of the Parka? They used to be championed by those who favour “alternative” looks and now every ‘hun’ out there has at least one. Opt for a Duffle Coat such as this skater shaped one. At €90, It is one of the more expensive ones that caught my eye but as Mammy (the shopaholic enabler) says ‘A coat should be an investment’.
Penneys Duffle Coat
I haven’t seen this in Ireland so you may have to get someone you know in the UK to ship it over to you. How cool is this tartan coat? This probably the funkiest way to unleash your inner punk this winter.
Missguided Faux Fur Collar Coat
If you’re looking for something a little less casual and little more “look at me”, Missguided.co.uk is place to look. They have a fabulous range available, the most stunning of which can be seen below. This comes in a range of colours and it definitely looks cosy.
Very.co.uk Maroon Box Coat
Box coats seem to back in a big way as the ’80s (or the ’30s if you really want to take it back) seem to be creeping into the fashion pages again.
Honestly, I don’t think they are flattering; the flat shape screams anything but chic. However this one stood out to me because the tapered and layered sleeves a long with the vertical pockets seem to lend more style to it. It’s also completely different to any of the box coats you’ll find on the high street.
Hopefully this little selection of coats will inspire styles to look out for or even give you some new ideas of places to shop for your new winter coat.