4 Winter Coats To Invest In

4 Winter Coats To Invest In

Striking the right balance between keeping warm and looking stylish in winter can prove to be a tricky task.  Who can blame a girl for just wanting to bundle up in the same old trusty black coat, regardless of the occasion? Unlike summer, when you can just throw on a maxi-dress and head out the door, winter dressing requires a bit more thought...and money! With that in mind, I'm taking a look at some classic coat styles to invest in, to gradually build up your winter wardrobe and not be left out in the cold!

4 Winter Coats To Invest In:

The Wool Coat

They aren't called winter woolies for nothing! Perfect for bundling up on those bitterly cold, windy days, the wool coat is your winter workhorse, ranking as the top investment piece for winter.  Look for a well-cut style that has enough room to layer up those sweaters underneath, but still gives your body some shape. As the wool coat will be your heavy-duty companion for many years to come, invest in a versatile colour that can be worn with most of your wardrobe.  Black is an easy choice, but I've also spoken before of my love for the camel coat, which is a great neutral alternative and a classic combo when teamed with winter white, earthy colours, denim or black.


The Trench Coat

The classic military style trench coat is your jack(et) of all trades when it comes to dressing for winter.  The more buttons, buckles, pockets and detailing, the better, I say! From casual weekend wear with jeans and a tee, to corporate chic over a midi-dress, the trench is a style staple for good reason. Look for a style that offers flexibility in how it can be worn; double-breasted styles allow for the collar to be buttoned in multiple ways.  A belt is also a must to cinch in the waist when worn closed or tied at the back when worn open.

Lisa wears  Textured Trench Coat  from David Lawrence.

Lisa wears Textured Trench Coat from David Lawrence.

The Transeasonal Coat

While it's all well and good to have a variety of heavy coats for those cold days, it's equally important to have at least one lightweight style that can transition through the milder winter days and into spring.  A longline lightweight coat with movement is perfect for those times you need some extra warmth over your dress (but still want to show off your dress!) or need a little something extra to wear with leggings, a sweater and boots. Consider a style which has an element of designer detail to it; texture or pattern is a great way to introduce an interesting detail.

Lisa wears  Lotus Dress  &  Textured Trench Coat  from David Lawrence.

Lisa wears Lotus Dress & Textured Trench Coat from David Lawrence.

The Puffer Jacket

If you're yet to experience the toasty warmth that is the puffer jacket, it's probably best described as being wrapped up in your beds duvet. Consider the puffer down jacket to be an absolute essential winter investment if you have to contend with snow or bitterly cold winds.  However, to avoid looking like the Michelin Man, opt for a style that fits snug on the body to give you some shape.  Details such as a removal hood or faux fur collar are also definitely worth considering - not only do they contribute towards a stylish look, but have a practical purpose by providing extra warmth and protection from the elements. 

Got a fave winter coat style? Let us know in the comments below!

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