Buy it now: coats

I’m all about minimalist silhouettes in maximalist colours for aw11 – as demonstrated in this electric red boy’s coat from Blumarine.

Blumarine coat, Luisa Via Roma

Capes continue to dominate for yet another winter season. YSL’s dramatic satin evening cape would frankly swamp me but it would look fabulous in my fantasy wardrobe.

YSL cape, Luisa Via Roma

Raoul is one of my names to watch. I first discovered their lush bags at a Matches press day, now I’m obsessed with their easy take on everyday luxury. I’d dramatise this pared-down coat with Alexander Wang’s sheer shirt.

Raoul wool coat, Luisa Via Roma

I’m not a lover of coats done up, I prefer the casual look of an undone coat and the layers underneath. I’d wear Bouchra Jarrar’s shetland coat with boys’ trousers and these boots.

Bouchra Jarrar coat, Browns

I’m a big fan of Farhi by Nicole Farhi coats, they seem to fit me really well. (Not that I’ve ever bought one, always trying them on though). This is similar to a shape they did last year – very 1960s modernist with my favourite too-short sleeves. Good for evening too…

Farhi by Nicole Farhi coat, Selfridges

D&G actually make very good coats. This 50s shape is one they revisit quite often and it’s very versatile. This would work over the new midi-length dresses with tall stack-heeled boots or Annie Hall style with peg trousers and Church’s studded brogues.

D&G tweed coat, Net-a-Porter

What kind of coat have you got your eye on?

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One Response to Buy it now: coats

  1. Oh God, are we talking about winter already?! *deep breathing* Hmm, okay, well, to be realistic I will probably do the same as last year: wear my trusty old navy coat all winter because I just can’t quite find that perfect mid-length, cinched waist, dark grey, soft, warm, wool coat!! If only the budget could stretch to D&G!

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