I’ve always regarded choosing coats as I do my mates: they must be loyal, have your back and provide good support when the going gets tough. Coats function as all of the above (if you choose wisely!).
When it’s 10 degrees, pouring with rain and you’re covered in goosebumps – making sure that your outfit is on point is the last thing you feel like. Investing in a good coat is therefore like investing in a good car – you’re pretty much screwed if you don’t choose well.
For some reason I chose to get out of my coat-comfort-zone and buy something a little bit more outlandish than I usually would – a two-toned half leather/half trench coat. The first night I wore it was to a good friend’s surprise birthday – I guarded it from any stains and was so proud that no one had surreptitiously scarred my beautiful warm possession. But then I was disappointed to discover that it’s all fun and games when a whole bunch of you decide to put gold face paint on (yes we’re 21 years olds, hold your judgement) until it’s permanently on one of your winter coats that you were planning on maybe keeping forever.
Photographed by Jason Broderick
Cap: Cotton On, Coat: Zara, Watch: Lacoste Man, Leggings: Cotton On Body, Trainers: Nike.
(Side note: I was actually a quivering imbecile when this photo was taken haha!)
But all jokes aside, when it comes to winter coats in 2015 – don’t care about all the ‘how-to-wear-rules’ – wear them with anything. If the coat fits well and you like it – style it to your own look. You can wear a smart suit with a parka coat or even your gym outfit with an elegant coat. I alwayyyyys wear my Nike’s with my coat. Don’t take yourself too seriously, wear your coat with whatever you want 🙂
I personally think that a good coat is worth every cent – Zara and Topshop have the best range of coats out there for Winter.
Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend 🙂