Sunday, 2 June 2013

STYLE NOTES - Winter Warmers

There’s nothing better than feeling warm and cosy in winter but it’s hard to do this without a good coat. And the best news is, you only need one. 

Whether it’s classic black, a statement colour, textured wool or leather, one investment coat will see you through many winters.

The key to choosing the right coat for maximum use in your wardrobe is the length. Opting for a knee length style means that you can wear it with just about everything. Knee length will cover a dress or skirt and won’t clash with any colour or pattern you’re wearing underneath. It will compliment jeans and trousers, creating an elegant and sophisticated look. Most importantly a knee length coat will cover you up and keep out the cold. Another benefit of a knee length coat is that you can wear it for a more formal occasion over a cocktail dress, and then remove it once you’re indoors.
How to wear it - 

There are a few options when it comes to coats but like everything, you can choose a style that flatters your shape. Many winter coats are double breasted which suit small busts and slim builds, but if you’re heavier through the bust and torso, choose the single breasted option instead. The trench style coat is a great classic, but stick to the rules above. Petites should look for an empire line which will draw the eye upwards creating a longer, taller line. Pear shapes should avoid anything too straight and look for a coat that swings or A-line’s from the waist. The man style or cocoon coat is a key trend this winter but beware, this style is best suited to taller women who can carry the excess fabric and square shoulder line.

Accessorise your winter coat style with the SARAH CONNERS Python Handbag in classic black or statement blue.
Jigsaw Empire Line Coat
David Lawrence Draped Collar Coat

Our "From the stylist" tips come from Melbourne stylist and personal shopper Sally MacKinnon 

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