21 December 2011

Christmas is Here: Cream of the Coats

For this instalment of Christmas is Here, because it certainly is, i'm looking at the cream of the high street coats. Whether it's a trench, pea, faux fur or parka, there's something for everyone's shape and budget on our great British high street, you've just got to search and here's the best place to start.

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I adore New Look's Dolly coat and the Dorothy Perkins Hooded Cape, things that are a little different appeal to me (which i ironic as my current coat is a navy blue peacoat!) There are so many gorgeous coats on the high street, like this tweed Topshop number; it just looks heavy and well made. You'll begin to notice in this post that i'm a sucker for a fur collar! If you're not your typical coat person, why not try something a little different like a cape or a parka? A cape gives you the coverage to keep you warm, but has a totally different shape to many coats, and is often the fashion forward choice. I find that parkas are just a little more laid back than a lot of coats, it's easy chic and they can be worn for everything from walking to work to heading to the bar. I'm not a huge fan of white coats, but they can look very chic and classic (and also very dirty!) I think, although i'm biased, that anything showcasing fur is festive and perfect for the Christmas season!

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Faux fur is a perfect way to keep warm and stylish, this Winter, as it's been a huge trend for the past few years and it looks as though there are no signs of stopping. There are so many styles of faux fur coat on the high street that you're bound to find something that you love, they really do keep out the chills! By cinching in your waist, in a coat, with a belt of some kind, it can take you from frumpy to fashionable, in seconds. It just helps to keep your shape as many coats don't tend to have much of a shape, except the select few. Instead of going for your run of the mill black or grey coat, why don't you try a pop of colour? Not only will you stand out amongst the crowd, but you'll keep yourself cheerful throughout the often gloomy season. I love the boyfriend style of the Motel number, it's super flattering and i love the fur running down the front of the coat, i helps to bring it shape and style.

I hope this brought you one step closer to finding the perfect coat for you!



  1. i love the h&m coat :) i got my thick winter one in there this year and also got a gorgeous little faux fur jacket :)
    <3 Holz oxo

  2. I've got my eye on that parka, I've always dreamt of owning one. I do like a good cape too, but they always fail at being practical xxx


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