Tips for Buying a Winter Coat

By Angela Marshall, 14th Nov 2011

A winter coat is an expensive item to purchase, especially if you are on a tight budget. It is a long term  investment so buy a style that will look good for several seasons. If you need a winter coat but feel you cannot afford one, then the sales are a good time to purchase one. This season there are several styles from long to short, formal to more casual.
What to consider:
  1. Purchase a good neutral colour to suit you and your lifestyle – know your colour type,  then consider black or dark navy  for deeps, mid grey for cools, light grey or camel for warms, lights and muteds.
  2. Choose a length to compliment your clothes – consider if you drive or walk a lot in your coat.
  3. Choose a style to flatter your shape  – single button to slim you, double to broaden you. Belts – avoid if you have a thick waist.
  4. Choose the correct size – allow for wearing over a jacket, wear a jacket when trying one on.
  5. Look for removable collars – such as shearling or  fur , so that it can be worn in less colder weather or for a more formal occasion such as adapting a hood.
  6. Wardrobe Personality – always choose an item you will enjoy for several seasons and suits your wardrobe personality so you look and feel good in it.
  7. Second Coat – considering  a second coat: that is when you can purchase a more colourful and fashionable colour and style.

Think of a winter coat as a key investment piece especially if you are going to wear it nearly every day, choose a durable fabric that will withstand the test of time, buy the best quality you can afford and preferable with wool , cashmere is lovely for warmth but not so good for everyday hard wearing.

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