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The top winter coat trends you need to know about

Posted: 12 Oct 2018

There’s no doubt about it… winter is well on the way, backed up by unsettling forecast and darker days. And while this might be the case, we’re ready to take on the new season wearing the foundation of our winter wardrobe – the coat.

With so many styles, silhouettes, cuts and colour ways available, choosing a new coat can prove a tricky and time consuming task. Plus, with classic styles, which will forever be in fashion, combined with new season options inspired by the latest runway trends, the options can be endless.

So if you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up the top winter coat trends you need to know about, serving as perfect inspiration for the search for your new coat.

The raincoat

Needless the say, the UK climate can be a little unpredictable and with the autumn and winter seasons offering plenty of downpours, not to mention snowstorms, you’ll need outerwear, which protects you from the elements. Cue Ilse Jacobsen. The iconic Danish lifestyle brand has been offering the wearer clothing, which is deeply influenced by its Scandinavian and rural roots in utility and simplicity. The result are raincoats combining femininity and comfort. The collection boasts an array of stylish raincoats made from gorgeous soft shell fabric, which easily works to repel wind and rain, while still remaining breathable.

This season, Ilse Jacobsen’s array of coats are available in slim-line silhouettes, to offer protection, while still being stylish. Plus, with both subdued hues to bold bright options, finding a colour which perfectly matches your personal style is a breeze.

The faux fur coat

The cooler months are the perfect time to embrace sumptuous textures, with faux fur at the forefront. While faux fur coats might not be new this season, designers have reimagined it to offer an altogether refreshing take on the trend. Neutral hues of black and brown evoke a sense of vintage glamour, while our favourite way to wear it is with a vibrant colour offering, adding contemporary playfulness. 

Faux fur easily conveys a sense of luxury. Pair with jeans and a chic shirt for daytime, or throw on over an evening dress to up the glamour factor. 

The oversized coat

Inspired by the autumn/winter runways, oversized coats are a key look this season. As a statement piece, keep the rest of your look streamlined to allow your coat to take centre stage. To infuse a little more shape into your look, choose a belted option for more definition. And for those who don’t need any convincing, we say, the bigger the better!

This option from Alembika can be worn both open or closed, and has that pull-on-and-go appeal, making it an ideal option for autumn.

Long-line blazer

If there’s one item worth stealing from men, it’s the long-line blazer. Spotted everywhere from catwalks to street style stars, the tried-and-true wardrobe staple is effortlessly powerful! From the mixed power suit look, perfect for trying out at work, to the denim pairing ideal for the weekend, the long-line blazer will definitely become your first option for autumn. Plus, it’s the perfect transitional piece! When the weather (finally) begins to get a little warmer, the blazer will re-work its way into your spring wardrobe.

The overcoat 

Probably the most versatile option of all, and a must-have for every wardrobe, the overcoat reinvents itself for the new season. With the ability to complement a wide variety of outfit options, this classic style is both practical and fashion-forward in its approach. Available in a wide variety of fabrics, silhouettes and colours, it flatters all figures, to ensure it is definitely in demand this season.

This season, whichever winter coat trend has caught your eye, visit our Newtownards and Carryduff stores, or shop online here.