With the cold stepping in heavily, the need of wearing something cosy arises. This season, the stylish way to stay warm is by opting for a coat, as pointed out in Fashion Days’ Trend Report for Autumn / Winter 2015 earlier this season. Today, in addition to sharing my total look for which I partnered with Fashion Days, I will also share a few tips on picking the right coat. Here are the key aspects I considered when choosing my ONLY coat:
The shape and line of a coat is what determines its style the most. Hence, it determines how you look dressed in it. Some pieces look more elegant, while others quite casual. The coat I’m wearing here is a mix of these two. It has the elegance of the clean lines, and the comfort of the wide cut. The result is a pretty versatile piece that’s appropriate for a good variety of occasions.
The length needs to go well with the height and body type of an individual, and preferably elongate the silhouette. For example, coats that reach the very upper thigh tend to shorten the leg, so I stay away from those. For me perfect is either short, or somewhere between mid-thigh and knee-length.
The fastening of a coat needs to be reliable, to be good enough to keep you warm and look good. Just as this coat’s button fastening – easy to deal with, resistant and chic.
Never forget that a natural fabric is much cozier. Just like this coat, it will keep you truly warm. I’ve had experience with some coats made of poor synthetic materials, and trust me – it’s a freezing experience.
The color of the coat could be either a neutral one that matches almost anything, or an eye-catchy one. It all depends on your personal style, closet and mostly preferences. You only need to consider whether it’d be practical and easy to mix and match with the rest of your clothes. And last but not least, whether it’d look good on your complexion! Your face needs to pop out beautifully when wearing your coat, as this is what you’ll be wearing almost every single day during winter. Another tip I can give you is to stay away from black coats if you don’t have the time to maintain them. They are like a magnet for all kind of little fibers!
How do you pick the perfect coat for you? Do you have any other tips to share?
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