THE STYLED BY SUSIE GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR PERFECT WINTER COAT

The single best thing about the nights drawing in and the cold autumn mornings, is the opportunity to add a fab new outerwear star piece to your wardrobe.

From Faux fur fabulous to dog walking chic, theres something for everyone.

COLOUR

Bored of black? Check out these babies to brighten up the bleakest of winter days

The winter can be tough enough without fading into the background in black. One thing that we hear so often is that there is a lack of colour for Summer and Spring seasons, the below will give old Joe a run for his money:

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Don’t be scared to go really bright, just try and keep the style classic so you can wear it again over the years to come.

The below are suitable for every body shape, long line is not only practical for the winter months, the length will elongate the silhouette beautifully.   

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M&S, Boden, Mango

CLASSIC

A coat can be a big expense and with sustainability and wanting longevity from our clothes, the below are great classic shapes that wont look out of place for years to come.

The key with classic is to go for exactly that. Avoid anything that has been ‘tampered’ with, for example a few years ago embroidery was all the rage – turning a perfect classic into a nightmare when you turn around to reveal the enormous rose emblazoned on your back – just no. 

Trench

The classic trench comes around every single year. great for showing off that waist Hourglasses and Pears, or creating the illusion of one for Rectangles!   

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M&S, New Look, Hobbs

Duster/Single breasted Coat

If you are a Strawberry or Apple look for Duster style, single breasted coats that drape and skim over the silhouette.

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Zara, M&S

Camel coat

We often get asked about this style, the main query being, ‘can I wear camel as a Summer or Winter season’? The answer is you absolutely can, whilst the colour is not one from your palette, think instead of what you layer it over. Keep you look simple and chic opting either for simple tailoring and a white shirt or jeans and a good quality tee for a truly chic and classic style.  

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F&F, New Look

FAUX

There is always going to be a place for a glamorous faux fur coat, the perfect jacket for the winter parties and guaranteed to give even a jeans and tee outfit a glam edge.

These jackets have a habit of adding bulk to the upper body so go for fitted pieces underneath like skinny jeans or tights and a above the knee a-line skirt and ankle boot.

They will work on every body shape.   

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New Look, M&S

Double the fun with the below Animal print number, this will work best on Rectangles and Pears 

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M&S

CURVY

Flatter your fabulous feminine curves with styles that show off your gorgeous legs and elongate your silhouette. Don’t shy away from colour, texture and fun, if you are a Curvy Hourglass or Pear aim for belted styles, if you are Strawberry or Apple aim for single breasted/duster styles.

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Mango Violeta, Yours, M&S

DOG WALKING/SCHOOL RUN

One of the most common thing we hear is , ‘but I am only walking the dog or on the school run, I don’t want to look over dressed’ – scrap that, turn those pavements into your catwalk! The below ensure you are weather proof, whilst look every bit the chic señorita you are:

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Boden, Zara, Hush

PETITE

If your 5’2” and under, don’t be scared to go for longer line coats, just ensure you buy from a petite section as the proportions will be in the right place. Petite ranges will ensure the fit is right not only in the length, but the waist and the sleeve length will both correlate with your height.   

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New Look Petite, Boden Petite, 

Remember, it’s all about trying styles that appeal to you. Have fun with it and enjoy sashaying into Autumn in all your fabulous glory.

Sarah xxx

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