It makes sense as we’re moving from Autumn to Winter that we begin to fall further into coat territory, thankfully.
While anyone living up north won’t understand the urgency, anyone down south, especially those in Melbourne and Hobart – who are particular aware of the dropping temperatures – are most appreciative of coat season.
Coats are the hero of winter, so the purchase of a coat should really be treated as a long-term investment.
Just ask yourself when contemplating handing that card over, could I wear this next year? In five years? In ten?
If you answered yes to the first one, you’ve passed the test. If you answered yes to the last one, you’ve struck gold.
Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a bucket load of coin to get a good quality coat. There are plenty of stylish and classic coats available.
Let’s take a quick look at our top four:
The Trench Coat is most iconic in beige, but looks great in many other colours. It’s a classic piece made famous by Burberry. Pair it with classic accessories like Alli, a pair of polarized sunglasses, and a tote bag to match.
The Duffle Coat was first made famous by beloved English icon and the exceptionally fashion-savy, Paddington bear. Since then it’s been spotted on almost every other fashion icon, from Kate Moss to Gigi Hadid. It’s a much loved coat and you’d be hard pressed to find a wardrobe without one. The detailing with wooden toggles makes it a coat that needs little accessories. Keep it simple with a pair of Bronx.
The Military Coat, also known as a Pea Coat, is an ageless style that has emerged time and time again in the fashion cycle. The double-breasted design elongates the body, which you can accentuate further with a pair of ankle boots like Ember.
The Swing Coat emerged in the 1960s when fashion swapped figure hugging clothing for shorter hemlines. Style yourself in some 60s inspired pieces, like Gogo, a shift dress, before finishing with a decent dose of liquid eyeliner.