Oversized coats – which one to choose?
If there’s one thing I love it’s a good coat. When the seasonal trend is all about oversized coats, then I’m all over it like a cheap suit. I must admit to having a bit of an Imelda Marcos thing going on in the coat department. In fact one of my chores this week is to get in that spare closet and rifle through the stash of coats I’ve been ignoring for the last few seasons and get them packed off to sell in the pre-loved fashion revolution with the awesome Buy My Wardrobe team. Clearly I’m not in the cause and effect camp, as having too many coats in my possession never seems to stop me purchasing more.
So this season to welcome a brand new oversized coat into your wardrobe, what should you be looking out for? For me it’s all about texture and luxe fabrics. If I’m forking out a lump sum for a seasonal must-have, it has to have that luxury feel to it. The oversized coat is definitely an investment piece so think high end of high street or designer when making your choice.
This season I fell in love with this J.Crew collection tweed coat with jewelled collar. I spotted it way back in May when I stopped in at the J.Crew pop-up shop in London and remember drooling over it back then. I love the mash up of textures between the tweed, the fur on the arms and the hand-applied jewels on the collar. One word of warning…. weirdly whenever I wear it everyone strokes my arms like a pet…
How to wear it.
I think the overzised coat works best paired with simple neutrals. If you’re wearing it to the office think pencil skirt and half sleeve sweater for a MadMen take on the vibe. Alternatively a crop jacquard pant mixed up with a fluffy knit in the same tonal family works a treat too.
For the weekend pair with your favourite boyfriend jeans and biker boots for the perfect slouchy ‘off to brunch’ feel. I paired mine with grey neutrals; AG Jeans, a Nicole Farhi sweater similar here from J.Crew or here at Club Monaco , Zara boots (which have become my winter staple as they are soooo comfy) and The White Company scarf which I bought as a Christmas pressie for a relative but loved it so much I kept it myself…now they are sold out …doh! Don’t you hate it when that happens?? Similar chunky scarves here and here.
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