Despite the almost Indian Summer the papers seem to be raving about, we are now well and truly on our way into winter. The clocks have changed, the evenings are getting darker, and before you know it Christmas will be here. So, it is time to embrace your winter wardrobe once again. You may moan but really it’s not all bad!
Just because it is grey, cold, raining and plain dull outside doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to mirror the weather. Furthermore, even though you ladies can’t wear cute dresses and open-toe shoes and the guys can’t live in shorts and t-shirts doesn’t mean style, comfort, and sexiness has to be relegated to the summer wardrobe.
The autumn/winter catwalks were full of trend-setting winter wear including stylish outwear. Coats and jackets in the past have either been designed purely for function and practicality or for fashion meaning they are useless at keeping you warm and dry. This has resulted in two types of jacket and coat wearers; the waterproof, windproof and dull or the freezing, wet and cool. However, the times are a-changing.
Now the high-street as well as designer and boutique stores are combining the best of both worlds. You can now find a plethora of winter-warmers that have waterproof and windproof layers, and quick drying layers made from super warm fabrics such as wool.
They no longer resemble pac-a-macs or giant-sized overcoats in black, grey or more black. You can be cool, warm and dry all at the same time as well as looking stylish and body-conscious as opposed to drowning in a shapeless and colourless excuse for a coat.
Take New Look for example, it has all of this season’s must-have coats and jackets for both women and men. From staple macs given a fresh modern twist to leather biker jackets; they even have the good old classic fitting duffles and doubled breasted coats. Men can choose from Herringbone coats to bomber jackets and Harrington Jackets to military-style coats.
New Look has another major pull factor ? price. Most of these coats and jackets are an affordable winter investment as prices range from just ?30 to ?60.
To make life even easier you can buy any items from New Look’s winter range online. This means you don’t need to venture out into the cold winter weather just yet, not until your new coat arrives anyway!