Tips for Buying a Winter CoatBy Angela Marshall, 14th Nov 2011
- 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.
- Choose a length to compliment your clothes – consider if you drive or walk a lot in your coat.
- Choose a style to flatter your shape – single button to slim you, double to broaden you. Belts – avoid if you have a thick waist.
- Choose the correct size – allow for wearing over a jacket, wear a jacket when trying one on.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.