Hello to my lovely clients and readers. It’s been quite a busy year so far and i’ve let my blog posting slip. So i thought as it is now officially Autumn, what better post to start back with than Coats! We all need one, we’ve probably all got one, and we’d probably all like a new one!
I love a good coat, it’s the best A/W investment you can make in my opinion. It can really set off a simple outfit and is also a practical must! I also advise clients to choose wisely, invest in quality and look after them. I dry clean my coats and vacuum pack them so they’re good to go again next year. It’s also ideal to invest in two types of coats, a casual coat that you will live in day to day, and a smarter coat for when you feeling like making that extra effort and want to feel different from the everyday.
It’s very common for many of us to feel a little down in A/W as the dark evenings set in and the temperature drops. I’ve found it helps to keep wearing colour in my clothes as it’s proven to brighten your mood and also makes your skin glow! Make your own rules and do what helps you to feel great all year round.
I’ve separated the coats into different styles and have linked each photo to the retailer.
As always, I hope you find something you like and have enjoyed this post! Feedback is welcome and please share with your friends.
Love Frankie xx
The Trench Coat
A great staple piece for any wardrobe, and the ideal coat for transitioning between seasons. I layer mine up on colder days with a hoodie, jumper or cardigan. Super easy to dress up with boots, or trainers for a more casual look. If you’re looking to build a capsule wardrobe, go for a neutral classic colour that is interchangeable with lots of pieces in your wardrobe. If you’re looking to brighten things up, go for a bold/bright colour and add texture or print.
The Puffer Coat
I love the warmth of a puffer coat and there are so many great stylish options avaiable on the high street that it is no longer limited to practical wear. If you’re conscious of your shape getting distorted in layers of ‘puff’ then opt for a belted version or a more tailored fit. Cropped puffer coats are great if you are shorter or pear shape. Again, be bold with colour and say farewell to dampened winter spirits.
The Classic Coat
Clean cut, tailored style. This classic piece is a great addition to any wardrobe. There are so many variations of this type of coat on the high street that it’s a somewhat broad term. I love a classic long line coat, it’s great for adding height and making a simple outfit super chic. If you’re shorter keep the length above the knee and opt for a belted version so you don’t feel drowned in fabric. For all body shapes, keep it tailored to avoid looking masculine. Fit and flare styles are great if you’re broader on top too as they balance out the shape.
The Oversized Coat
This is definitely a style you will love or hate. It’s not for everyone but it’s a style that can look super chic and also be really cosy and comfortable! I particularly love the bold colours with this style, it’s a great alternative to your everyday coat and can brighten up your life, never mind your wardrobe!
The Textured Coat
Be it leather, faux fur, shearling or vinyl, I am loving all these gorgeous textures of A/W coats. It’s a great way to add a whole new vibe to your outfit and try out different styles. It can really ‘glam’ up an outfit. If you’re not keen on adding bright colours to your coat collection, texture is a great alternative to liven your look up. If you go for faux fur, style it with a belt to cinch in the waist as the material can make you feel bulky. Thank you for reading. If you enjoyed this post please share. Next up…Boots!